There is yet another player in the mobile iPhone EMR market. And it is a big one. At the now concluded HIMSS09 conference, Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., based in Chicago, has just introduced an iPhone application for its EMR system.
Here’s how the company describes the benefits of its mobile system:
Allscripts Remote™ for the Apple® iPhone™ or iPod® Touch enables providers to remotely control their Allscripts Enterprise EHR or Allscripts Professional EHR from any location. In a matter of seconds, providers can access the power of their practice’s EHR through a mobile, multi-touch device.With Allscripts Remote, difficult medical decisions that need to be made while out of the office, at the hospital, on call or on personal time can be made more effectively – thus helping providers take control of their time. And with Allscripts Remote, these decisions and actions are recorded in the Allscripts EHR for an immediate, complete and accurate patient record.
Compatible with Enterprise EHR v11 and Professional EHR v. 8.1, update 1, Allscripts Remote is offered at no cost to Allscripts physician clients prior to purchase for a free one month trial.
Patients also benefit from Allscripts Remote because the solution improves continuity of care with a medical summary faxed to the ER and annotated with the provider’s instructions, and provides safer medications with accurate medication and allergy lists combined with drug interaction checking.
Here’s a company video introducing the new app: