One of the biggest advantages of EHR’s is the convenience that it gives doctors in all aspects of their practice. In adding to the convenience provided by Greenway Medical’s PrimeSUITE 2011, they have now released their PrimeMOBILE app for the Apple iPad to complement the same app for the iPhone which was released last year.
This app helps streamline the medical process as doctors are able to more readily access patient information by providing patient summaries, the ability to graph patient vitals, place provider notations and access communications.
F. Jon Senkowsky, MD, a vascular surgeon in Arlington, Texas has been using the iPhone app for sometime now, and was allowed to use the iPad version for several months during its development. He says, “It’s been very successful and very convenient for us, especially in the hospital setting where I don’t have to bring back a paper facesheet from patient encounters. I can view images, CT scans, and current prescriptions, all in the patient’s room, and I can access my daily schedule as well.”
From the press release:
“We’ve heard from our customers about how much PrimeMOBILE for iPhone has been beneficial, so moving the application to the iPad was a natural evolution of our offering,” said Johnathan Samples, executive vice president of Research and Development at Greenway. “We want physicians, nurses, and administrators to be able to use every capability of PrimeSUITE regardless of where they are in the clinical sequence. If they want to check their schedule, lab results or charges it’s all right there. We want to make the entire office immediately accessible.”
By providing this app across the major Apple devices, Greenway is responding to the widespread use of these devices by medical providers. They also plan to release similar applications for Android devices this fall.
The full press release can be found here.