New Apple iPad Application Frees Doctors from Their Desktops, Allows Wireless Access to Centricity Advance
GE Healthcare today announced the release of Centricity* Advance – Mobile, a native Apple iPad® application, designed for primary care physicians in small practices. With Centricity Advance – Mobile, clinicians utilizing GE Healthcare’s Centricity Advance, a complete web-based EMR and practice management system, won’t be tethered to their desktops. As Centricity Advance customers, they can walk with their iPad® wherever they like while continuing to interact with the patient and the patient record.
Centricity Advance – Mobile phases out cumbersome paper note-taking when physicians are away from their computers, allowing them to enter information in a way to which they’re accustomed. It also provides true anytime, anywhere access to the information they need, formatted for the device they’re viewing it on. Centricity Advance – Mobile unleashes the power of mobility and turns the iPad into a fully untethered digital “notepad” that the clinician can use when completing summary notes.
“This is the missing piece,” said Dr. Medhavi Jogi, Houston Endocrinologist and Centricity Advance – Mobile user. “Now I can use my iPad exactly as I’d use a notepad and I don’t miss a single point of communication with the patient. Better still, it eliminates the perceived barrier that some patients feel when I’m sitting at a computer entering data. It’s a much more natural form of interaction.”
Centricity Advance – Mobile frees clinicians from cords and breaks down perceived communication barriers around EMR. The mobile application enables immediate response to patient requests, such as prescription refills and emailed questions, and allows a physician to attend to tasks even when away from the office. In addition, physicians can now use their iPad to order, digitally sign and route a new prescription to a pharmacy.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our Centricity Advance users a new medium for interacting with the patient record and the patient, representing the true value of healthcare IT,” said Mike Friguletto, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT’s Clinical Business Solutions.
Centricity Advance – Mobile is an extension of GE’s Centricity Advance platform. A web-based offering, Centricity Advance is an EMR, Practice Management, and Patient Portal solution specifically designed for medical practices with 10 or fewer physicians. Centricity Advance helps practices at every point of EMR implementation and use, including: going paperless, lowering setup and implementation costs, system training, creating custom workflow templates, and providing a highly usable, HHS-certified EMR that is positioned to help them achieve meaningful use.
Centricity Advance and the Centricity Advance – Mobile iPad application are available today. Customers can download Centricity Advance – Mobile by searching for “Centricity” at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/storeFront For more information visit gehealthcare.com/centricityadvance or call 1-877-208-8424.
*Centricity is a Registered Trademark of General Electric Company.
® iPad is a Registered Trademark of Apple Inc.
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