With the goal of improving safety for patients and strengthening communication among healthcare providers, AirStrip Technologies, L.P. and CliniComp, Intl. have announced an agreement that will begin pairing both companies’ product offerings at hospitals nationwide.
AirStrip Technologies provides physicians with virtual real-time remote access to labor and delivery and intensive care unit data on a host of mobile devices, including the iPhone™, BlackBerry™ and other Windows® Mobile™ smart phones, offering the potential to increase patient safety regardless of the doctor’s location.
CliniComp provides world-class clinical documentation and electronic medical record (EMR) systems, giving physicians and nurses the most powerful and reliable tools of its type. The Essentris product suite delivers broad, deep clinical functionality for all acute care settings throughout the enterprise.
Using a cell phone connection on a mobile device, AirStrip OB and AirStrip CRITICAL CARE will work together with Essentris Perinatal and Essentris Critical Care to provide doctors with remote access to fetal heart tracings, maternal contraction patterns, patient monitoring data from the ICU, as well as physician and nursing documentation from those clinical areas.
The data is sent directly from the hospital labor and delivery or ICU unit. The AirStrip OB and CRITICAL CARE services are purchased by the hospital and provided to physicians.
“Time-sensitive waveform and patient monitoring data is inherently visual information, and physicians are at a distinct disadvantage when they cannot actually see the data – and can lead to delays in delivering proper care,” said Alan Portela, chief operating officer at CliniComp. “Together, AirStrip and CliniComp can improve communication while reducing risk by giving doctors the ability to view this critical information at will on a mobile device.”
Built on the latest mobility platforms, AirStrip OB is U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared and HIPAA compliant. AirStrip OB, which is now in use in nearly 100 hospitals across the U.S., incorporates robust security measures to ensure confidential patient data is fully protected.
“We hear regularly from doctors who credit AirStrip OB with helping them catch abnormalities on the maternal and fetal strips – information that can literally help save lives,” AirStrip co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cameron Powell said. “We look forward to having a substantive impact in the patient monitoring environment, and partnering with CliniComp offers both companies the opportunity to strengthen our services on behalf of patients and doctors nationwide.”
AirStrip Technologies recently unveiled its forthcoming AirStrip CRITICAL CARE application at Apple’s 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The WWDC demo can be viewed now at www.airstriptech.com. AirStrip CRITICAL CARE is now in the advanced stages of development and will be submitted for FDA clearance this year.