It might have been hard to stand out among the 1,123 exhibitors at the recent 2012 HIMSS conference two weeks ago, but AirStrip Technologies somehow did.
As MobiHealthNews Editor Brian Dolan reported, the San Antonio-based developer of remote monitoring apps recently landed separate investments from two heavyweights, namely the Qualcomm Life Fund and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Feb. 21, the first day of HIMSS started, AirStrip said that it would incorporate Diversinet authentication and encryption technology into its apps, likely allowing the company to sell its products to the Military Health System.
One day later, AirStrip expanded its existing partnership with GE Healthcare by announcing a collaboration on AirStrip Patient Monitoring, an app that sends data and waveform imaging from telemetry monitors to clinician iPads and iPhones in near real time. GE’s Carescape network, a connectivity platform that helps integrate biomedical devices into hospital information systems, serves as the hub.
The two companies are positioning AirStrip Patient Monitoring as a form of clinical decision support that helps critical care physicians keep closer tabs on more patients than they otherwise would be able to without the technology. It also will help nurses in critical care units of hospitals track down physicians much faster when a patient monitor sounds an alarm.
The new app builds on an earlier joint offering, AirStrip Cardiology, an app that delivers digitally enhanced electrocardiogram images and reports to smartphones and tablets. “We are capturing clinical data and putting it on a mobile device,” AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said in an interview at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas. “The concept is to decentralize data. Clinicians do not have to be tied to one location.” Keep reading>>