Medical software developer Zoeticx introduced a software architecture that provides ambulatory and non-ambulatory care facilities with a single platform for universal electronic health record (EHR) connectivity.
The platform is designed to enable proprietary EHR software deployed at most medical facilities to interoperate.
"Today Zoeticx looks to solve EMR interoperability challenges with the Patient-Clarity server's Healthcare Oriented Architecture that finally bridges the gap between medical records and quality patient care," Thanh Tran, Zoeticx co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. "We have now made it easier to access the information that allows caregivers to provide the best possible care."
For example, a primary care physician can monitor his or her patient's hospital stay remotely and also have access to the patient's discharge orders for better follow-up treatment.
Zoeticx argues that in helping to ensure superior care, medical emergencies require immediate data access and any change in a patient's condition needs to be sent to the appropriate caregiver.
"Now it will be easier for an intensive care unit doctor to have instantaneous access to a patient's clinical history," a company release noted. "Zoeticx gateways also enable medical facilities to avoid spending resources monitoring the software currency of multiple EMR vendors."
The company's Healthcare Oriented Architecture (HOA) is middleware software that enables medical institutions to connect multiple EHRs, resulting in a universal view of patient records, regardless of where they reside.
Zoeticx's HOA is designed to eliminate the need for data duplication, an alternative to the Health Information Exchange's (HIE's) approach that requires ongoing data duplication, synchronization and monitoring currency of the HIE data.
In addition, the company's push communication system is capable of sending notifications and alerts to specific care providers. The medical information uses built-in escalation procedures to ensure follow-up.
The Zoeticx HOA resides within Zoeticx's Patient-Clarity server and can transparently connect to any EHR database.
It is also the collaborative "smart" hub for Zoeticx's suite of Care applications— CareSynergy, CareIntelligence, CareHistory and CareCompliance.
CareSynergy distributes patient-centered information at the right time, to the right care provider, for the right treatment, and provides proactive notification, tracking and escalation, optimizing collaboration, clinical handoffs and workflow.
CareIntelligence replaces the nurse's flow sheet and is the application that drives connectivity to EMRs. CareHistory enables data to be gathered from disparate EMRs and presented with a universal interface, in an effort to solve the challenges of medical record reconciliation between different health care institutes using EMR systems from different vendors.