Touch-optimised support for TrakCare on mobile devices

InterSystems has released a new version of its TrakCare unified healthcare information system, with clinical enhancements including support for family care and intravenous prescribing, and touch-optimised support for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

TrakCare’s touch-optimised support now enables gesture scrolling, pagination and change-of-device orientation on mobile devices. The system can automatically detect device types to deliver a range of views to the user, optimised for their device, including a search and ward list view and a range of mobile electronic patient record views such as clinical notes, diagnosis, vital signs, orders, images and results.

TrakCare chief operating officer at InterSystems, Christine Chapman, said healthcare organisations need to deliver the benefits of an electronic patient record in any care setting, on any device available to clinicians.

“The benefit to our mobile approach – using a single software application supporting common Internet standards – is that we can offer a common user interface across all platforms that auto-detects mobile devices to optimise specific functionality like touch,” Ms Chapman said in a statement.

TrakCare's Internet-based architecture enables healthcare organisations to support new platforms and devices at the point of care without additional software or apps, the company said.

Clinical enhancements to TrakCare include specific functionality for family care, enhanced nursing care plans and immunisation support, as well as enhancements to intravenous prescribing and patient-controlled analgesia as part of its 'closed loop'. Medication management system.

TrakCare's new family health module enables clinicians to create a family or group record in conjunction with a residential record, identify patients in a specific family or residence, and register relationships between individuals.

The system also allows users to book family or group events or appointments; record living conditions, risk assessments and other household information; and report on the clients in their area of care.

New functionality for nursing care plans allows nursing and other clinical staff in both inpatient and outpatient settings to manage the entirety of the patient treatment, from initial assessments and identification of problems, to ongoing assessments, examinations, orders, and treatment plans for home or clinic visits, while capturing all relevant clinical and administrative data.

TrakCare also now makes it possible to plan and record immunisations, supports multiple vaccination schedules and provides dedicated workflows, charts and reports to make vaccination management easier.

InterSystems said the medications management enhancements extended support for more complex prescribing and would help ensure that a patient’s full medications history is captured in the electronic patient record, providing a full view of allergies and drug interactions at the time of prescription.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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