Palomar Pomerado Health Unveils Wireless Health-Care Application for Mobile Devices

ORLANDO, FL, Feb 21, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Imagine your physician having the ability to make critical decisions that could affect your health by having real time, accurate information in the palm of their hand. Lab reports, drug allergies, vitals, and radiology images... access to your medical record on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) is pleased to introduce today, MIAA, a mobile health-care application that will transform the way physicians receive information, and ultimately improving their medical judgments for patients. MIAA -- Medical Information, Anytime, Anywhere, represents the next generation of mobile wireless health care solutions, once thought of as a futuristic possibility, made available today.

MIAA is an innovative mobile application and the first of its kind to be developed by a health system in the U.S. It enables physicians to immediately access a patient's complete health record, from a variety of different sources spanning organizational boundaries, delivered in real time to Google Android(TM) powered mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets.

"This new technology will improve patient care by taming the complexity of health care, and reducing the current hassle inherent in a highly fragmented industry," said Ben Kanter, MD, chief medical informatics officer and pulmonologist, PPH. "Physicians who are on the go, at home or on call, will have the ability to access real time information in context. This will lead to more accurate medical judgments, ultimately improving patient care." PPH will publicly unveil MIAA for the first time with CISCO, during a live demonstration at the annual HIMSS conference, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society -- on February 21, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

MIAA Demonstration -- Addressing Care Delivery Challenges with Mobile Computing Monday, February 21, 2011 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST Orange County Convention Center -- Orlando, FL Room: 414A HIMSS Cisco Connected Health Summit Conference Link: MIAA is a health information exchange, a portable viewer for information and data that can be shared between different organizations and caregivers. MIAA not only provides immediate access to electronic health records across organizational boundaries, but also incorporates real time vital signs from next generation wireless body area network platforms.

"PPH has staked out a leading industry position by developing its own mobile health-care informatics platform," said Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer, PPH. "The MIAA development effort represents a significant leap forward for health care provider organizations, by leveraging next generation mobile technology to break down the adoption barriers for the physician user community. We are eager to share MIAA with the health care industry, and encourage increased investments in wireless health care solutions." The MIAA application was developed over a period of eight months.

Highlights of MIAA -- Medical Information, Anytime, Anywhere -- Easy to use mobile applications specifically designed for physicians, and powered by the Google Android(TM) platform -- A cloud based service providing anytime, anywhere access to the complete medical history of patients, from data sources spanning organizational boundaries -- Proven interoperability with industry leading electronic health record systems such as Cerner Millennium(TM), NextGen(TM), and the Veterans Administration VistA(TM) system -- Real time integration of next generation wireless vital signs monitoring information such as ECG's, SPO2, Heart Rate, Temperature, Respiration, and Continuous Blood Pressure from a mobile wireless device -- Display of personal genomics information, including carrier status and pharmacogenomics -- A dynamic application that automatically adjusts to the hospital, clinic, or home environment -- Simple, easy to use, next generation of gesture touch user interface paradigm -- Integration of secure direct physician to physician messaging while maintaining patient context -- A future roadmap to integrate NHIN Connect and Direct services About Palomar Pomerado Health Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH), California's largest public health system is North County's most comprehensive health-care delivery system, and is the only Magnet(R) recognized public health system in the state. It is nationally recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac care, women's services, cancer, orthopedics, trauma, rehabilitation and behavioral health services. Facilities include Palomar Medical Center, Pomerado Hospital, Villa Pomerado, Palomar Continuing Care Center, the Jean McLaughlin Women's Center, Escondido Surgery Center, PPH expresscare health centers, and soon, Palomar Medical Center West -- Hospital of the Future, which will open in 2012. Please visit

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