Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview
February 07, 2012 11:32 AM Take an early look at 14 of the most interesting health IT products and services that will be displayed at the annual HIMSS conference, happening this month in Las Vegas.
Shareable Ink Converts Handwriting Into Digitized Data
Shareable Ink helps healthcare organizations transition from paper documentation to electronic records using an enterprise cloud-based platform that incorporates "natural input tools," including iPads and digital pen and paper technology. Using a specialized ballpoint digital pen, clinicians can continue to fill out forms and other documents manually. The pen records every stroke and transmits the data to Shareable Ink's data center, where it is processed, converted to digital data and transferred to the healthcare provider's e-health record system.
The resulting structured and clinically-encoded output populates the EHR with discrete data, as if typed in directly. Built-in analytics give hospitals and physician practices insight into their operations--from a clinical, quality, and efficiency standpoint.