A father-son team of physicians has taken aim at the medical field--notoriously behind the curve when it comes to using business intelligence to gather and analyze data, especially hospital records--with a software product that combines elements of both business process management (BPM) and BI analytics. Called Micro-Cares, the product tracks the treatment of patients in a hospital setting, and its creators say it could represent a revolution in how doctors think not only about patient care, but the training of physicians.
James Strain, M.D., a psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and his son Jay, a surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area, take an idealistic view toward their Micro-Cares project. "We're not in this for the money," Jay Strain says. "Or goal is simply to make something that works."
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