CareCloud, a Miami, Florida-based software company, says its new cloud-based medical informatics system is in the beta stage of development and will be available commercially in October, according to Healthcare IT News.
The new clinical informatics system is completely cloud-based. This means potential reductions in investment costs for healthcare facilities as there is no hardware or associated installation overheads. Due to the virtual nature of the system, the electronic health record is scalable, making it a viable choice for single physicians and large hospitals. Perhaps most importantly, the system is both hardware and operating system agnostic, meaning that healthcare professionals using any computer platform and operating system will be able to make use of the clinical informatics service without adjusting existing workflows or investing in new hardware.
“Needless to say, it’s going to leave some jaws dropping across the industry,” Richard Lopez del Rincon, CareCloud’s executive vice president, told the news outlet. “There is no safer place then the clouds for these practices. We have our data in the same place that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is moving its data – Terremark.”
According to del Rincon, the clinical informatics system will be fully certified by the end of the year, making early adopters eligible for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ meaningful use federal financial incentive programs. He also said that the system would be compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations.
According to CareCloud’s official website, physicians will be able to access the clinical informatics network from tablet PCs, mobile devices and smartphones in addition to desktop computers, allowing medical professionals to spend more time with patients and enabling them to access and share information wherever they are.