InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies are using technology in innovative ways to improve care, including state-of-the-art mobile communications, a federated imaging system, and advanced wellness services. Get a look at 10 of them in this slide show.
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Odyssey Healthcare, which employs 6,500, is one of the largest hospice care providers in the U.S., including care that's provided in patients' homes. Odyssey Healthcare hospice caregivers are equipped with BlackBerry Smartphone devices to document in a simple form each step of treatment provided to patients. The mobile BlackBerry application helps to capture at point-of-care patient visit information, reducing paperwork while helping to meet federal reporting regulations. The devices have embedded security, based on technology from Media Sourcery, protecting and encrypting patients' health information, which is transmitted to patients' records residing in Odyssey's clinical information system. Data is also uploaded to Odyssey's data warehouse for analysis and trend.