Project Extends Capabilities of the VistA Electronic Health Record System to Mobile Devices
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS11 -- Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors, announced today it is a recipient of a VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) award from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Agilex was selected to lead a project at the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center that will extend core capabilities of the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system to mobile devices. This project will serve as a pilot for VA to evaluate strategies and technologies for providing clinicians with secure, on-demand access to clinical information via smart phones and tablets.
"We are excited about the opportunity to explore the value of displaying critical data from a veteran's medical record on a mobile platform such as the iPhone or iPad," said Dr. Neil Evans, Associate Chief of Staff for Informatics at the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "We anticipate that providing real-time, on-the-go information to providers and patients at the point of care will translate into better quality of care and improved satisfaction, both for our patients and the healthcare team. We plan to pilot the mobile health platform in the hospital on medical rounds and in the operating suite, and outside the hospital for secure delivery of vital data to on-call physicians."
Leveraging elements of the Agilex Mobile Health Platform, Agilex will work with VA to integrate VistA with popular mobile devices, such as the Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad) platform. By doing so, it will provide clinicians with on-demand access to a patient's medical history, including demographics, laboratory data, medications, allergies, appointments, and problem lists. The project will also integrate clinical calendars and secure messaging with the devices to streamline scheduling and information exchange. Another key focus will be on addressing device security to achieve compliance with federal and VA directives.
"VA has long been at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Particularly noteworthy is their ability to develop highly effective and valuable systems that scale to meet enterprise requirements without compromising clinical quality or workflow," said Larry Albert, Healthcare Sector President, Agilex Technologies, Inc. "Agilex is a leading provider of both healthcare and mobility solutions to the federal government. We are excited by the opportunity to share our expertise with VA as they seek to further empower their providers."
Ranked among the nation's top one hundred health IT solution providers by both CRN and Healthcare Informatics, Agilex is a leading provider of healthcare solutions to the federal government. The company's healthcare specialties include health information exchange, electronic medical records, public health monitoring, benefits administration and clinical decision support systems. The company's healthcare clients include the Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, and Veterans Affairs.
Agilex is also a leader in bringing enterprise mobility solutions to government. The company's enterprise mobility services include strategy and visioning, program management, solution and application development, system engineering, testing, configuration management, training and customer support. The Agilex Mobile Health Platform is an integrated solution for creating, operating and supporting enterprise healthcare applications spanning multiple mobile devices in a secure and sustainable manner.
Agilex is an Apple Authorized Systems Integrator. This recently launched program identifies IT services providers certified by Apple to deliver enterprise solutions based on Apple technology. Agilex' certification encompasses iPad® and iPhone® devices, the Macintosh® computing platform and Apple® software.
VAi2 is a VA-wide program designed to encourage and foster innovative solutions to the most significant challenges facing Veterans. The award to improve patient care was given to Agilex as part of the Industry Innovation Competition, which was VA's third competition to date and the first to involve the private sector.
Agilex is showcasing the Agilex Mobile Health Platform at this week's HIMSS conference (booth 431) in Orlando, Florida.
About Agilex Technologies, Inc.
Agilex is an employee-owned provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors. Realize the Value of Information® is our corporate mantra as we help clients unlock the value of information while reducing the cost to manage it. Our notable professionals include former federal CIOs, multiple patent holders, and architects for some of the U.S. government's most critical IT systems.
Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Agilex has delivered significant results for an impressive list of clients throughout federal, state and local government, and within global 2000 corporations. The Washington Business Journal named Agilex the Washington, DC area's Fastest Growing Company in 2010. The company was also recognized by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) as the organization's 2010 Hottest Emerging Government Contractor for the Washington, DC metro region.
For more information, go to www.Agilex.com or call 1-888-3AGILEX.
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