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M*Modal and Intermountain Healthcare Collaborate

Companies develop Computerized Physician Order Entry app for iPhone and iPad.
Posted Feb 25, 2013
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M*Modal has teamed up with Intermountain Healthcare to develop mobile technology for speech-enabled Computerized Physician Order Entry, enabling physicians and hospital staff to conversationally order patient medication and other medical functions using iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad devices.

M*Modal's Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) solution uses speech understanding and cloud technology that allows physicians to place orders at the point of care. For medication orders, users will be able to select the patient, describe information on the prescription, including dosage, frequency, and qualifiers, and send the request to an electronic health record (EHR) order entry system.

"The ability for a physician to dictate common prescription orders and have them seamlessly integrated into our electronic medical record system can create better productivity and improve patient safety," said Marc Probst, chief information officer and vice president of information systems at Intermountain Healthcare, in a statement.

M*Modal's CPOE will support common, frequently prescribed medications based on a healthcare system's formulary. In addition, the app will be designed to enable other order functions, including imaging (CT scans), nursing (catheters, checking vitals) and testing (lab tests, CBC, glucose). The app will fully support standards-based data exchanges as well as interoperate with Intermountain's order entry system.

"M*Modal and Intermountain are developing the industry's first mobile order entry app to integrate speech understanding, giving physicians flexibility to make routine orders anytime and anywhere," said Vern Davenport, CEO of M*Modal, in a statement. "Our solution will integrate easily into a healthcare provider's workflow, while capturing orders completely and accurately so physicians can focus on more critical needs at the point of care."

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