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  MediGrail Developing Mobile Access Apps for Medical Records
OpenEMR Posted by Yudhvir Singh Sidhu on Friday June 15, 2012 @ 07:06 AM
from the Patinet-controlled Health Record dept.
MediGrail is developing a patient controlled health record system (PCHR). We are building the conduit technologies to provide access from existing, open source Electronic Medical record (EMR) applications such as OpenEMR to mobile telephone platforms. With this technology, the patient gets timely lab results, can email their physicians and have access to their medical history at their fingertips as and when they need it. Digg this article

Above all we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. We are currently serving the underserved and uninsured communities by holding medical camps. We check their blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass indexes and have our volunteer physicians and pre-medical students provide education and treat their medical conditions free of charge.

MediGrail will be providing electronic medical record storage and access on an on-going basis to our local community. Specifically, we will be hosting records servers, supplying the workstations and manning the volunteer desks at the camps. We will also be servicing this community with a mobile application, currently under development, which provides the patient community with access to their records and local low cost/no cost county medical resources available to them. The application will list resources from battered women shelters to family health clinics along with distances, driving directions and local transportation information.

MediGrail had also taken the OpenEMR application to an underserved populace internationally. We have automated the medical records of a 220-bed hospital in rural Kenya. The project went live in April 2012 and is currently seeing over five thousand patients per month.

We are developing a tablet-based mobile application to extend the reach of the medical facility via it's 26 field workers. In other words, we want to take the hospital to individual homes in the community it serves.

FUTURE
We will setup a support infrastructure to be able to deploy medical records technology to underserved and disaster areas for relief work. The support infrastructure would consist of technical personnel providing help-desk ticket support with remote access to the servers and medical personnel providing remote application training and support.

We will develop back-end support for the in-patient open source application called OpenVista to support the Veteran's Administration in it's efforts to provide mobile records access for their service members.

We will invest research funds to develop renewable and stable power sources for disaster and third-world deployments.

We will invest man-power resources to upgrade OpenEMR to utilize ICD-10 disease codes so the open-source world-wide community can benefit from our experience in upgrading the hospital facility in Kenya to ICD-10 standard.

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