St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the launch of its Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network version 5.0. This update features enhancements to the Internet-based repository of patient and implantable device data that provide physicians easier access to important alerts and improve efficiency of data transmission to electronic health records.
The new Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN) update features Mobile DirectAlerts™ notification, which is a secure physician notification system for important patient and device alerts. A physician-designated alert is sent automatically to a physician’s mobile device when a patient has an alert-triggering event. Once a physician receives the alert, he or she can quickly link directly to the patient’s alert transmission, creating faster and more convenient access to pertinent patient reports when physicians are out of the office. It is no longer necessary to login to a computer to find and access patient records following an alert, thus allowing for a quicker reaction time to potential clinical issues. The Mobile DirectAlerts notifications are compatible with multiple mobile devices including iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
“The new mobile alert function allows me to directly access relevant information for patients needing attention no matter where I am. It provides fast and convenient access to important information such as the alert trigger, electrocardiograms and the patient’s contact information,” said Dr. Sandeep Gupta, M.D., Middletown Cardiovascular Associates, Middletown, Ohio. [Read more…]