Physicians with MDeverywhere charge-capture and dictation service now can review patient data on the same personal digital assistant and send charge information to the hospital information system when practicing at hospitals with Siemens PDAcess Clinical Summary electronic medical records, under an integration agreement announced this week.
Siemens Medical Solutions, the Malvern, Pa.-based clinical information technology unit of German conglomerate Siemens AG, and MDeverywhere, a Durham, N.C., developer of PDA software for physicians, say they are interfacing their products to allow seamless transfer of data.
Users of MDeverywhere's EveryCharge and EveryNote "are able, without missing a beat, review patient information and capture charges," says Dan Pollard, vice president for marketing at MDeverywhere, a company founded by Duke University spine surgeon Lloyd Hey, M.D.
The two companies have completed their first link-up at at Pratt Medical Center, an integrated delivery system in Fredericksburg, Va., according to Pollard.
"Our (physician) customers didn't have to build an inpatient interface," Pollard says.
"By making patient data immediately accessible to the provider on the PDA, clinical decisions can be made in a more efficient and timely manner," says Pratt pediatrician Daniel Trementozzi, M.D.