ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS Conference, Samsung Booth 503 — Strengthening its singular focus to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care across the continuum, CareInSync today announced the release of Carebook 3.0, the latest version of its successful evidence-based team care coordination platform. The announcement was made jointly with Samsung in their booth (#503) at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Carebook 3.0 begins with an elegant, contemporary interface that dramatically improves the simplicity of provider navigation. Innovative concepts such as One-Touch Interventions™, which allow care team members to coordinate patient-centered longitudinal interventions from a single button touch, emphasize patient context with an uncompromising dedication to improving the user experience. Providers get faster and more intuitive access to key information such as the patient care team, needs and risks, patient-centered interventions all in the palm of their hand.
"Usability is a huge factor in the adoption of any technology, yet often healthcare technology companies expend so much effort on stuffing features that the user experience is barely an afterthought," said Siva Subramanian, Ph.D., COO and founder of CareInSync. "Carebook has already proven itself to be the most effective mobile care coordination platform available. We believe that the user experience contributes to that leadership. The new interface makes Carebook simple, highly intuitive, and fast for healthcare professionals."
The latest version of Carebook is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
While the user interface is the most visible change in Carebook 3.0, the company has also introduced several industry-leading innovations that can drastically reduce TCO and risk for hospital CIOs. Improved access controls offer a more flexible way to configure which users have access to what data. Additionally, Carebook 3.0 leverages the most advanced secure data protection technologies available, and is easier and faster to deploy than ever as a result of new mobile device management configuration options.
"We want Carebook to be the easiest healthcare app to deploy as well as the easiest to use," said Steve Curd, president and CEO of CareInSync. "Our users have been great in actively helping us accomplish that goal. Carebook 3.0 is, one of the most secure mobile healthcare applications available today, plus it is the most efficient for users. We are making it easy for IT and clinical staff to agree on using the Carebook platform for coordination of safe and effective patient transitions."
Support for Samsung KNOX
Carebook is the first care collaboration platform to support Samsung KNOX, the industry-leading enterprise-class security framework. Samsung KNOX partitions personal apps and data separately from corporate apps and data, and isolates the latter in a highly secured container. All communication within the corporate network is through the secured container, which prevents unauthorized data access.
Although Carebook does not store any persistent patient data on the device, the use of Samsung KNOX provides an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access to provider databases. It is particularly suited to healthcare organizations that have adopted a "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy.
CareMinder™ Patient Engagement Platform
In addition to unveiling Carebook 3.0 at HIMSS14, CareInSync and Samsung will offer demonstrations of CareMinder integrated with Samsung's Connected Health platform. The demonstration will target perioperative engagement to address the inefficiencies and poor outcomes often involved with high-risk surgeries such as a heart bypass.
"Some of the highest rates of preventable readmissions are associated with patients undergoing certain surgeries, such as cardiac, joint replacement, or bariatric procedures. Before and after such high-risk surgeries, patients are given checklists of things to do, such as lose weight or quit smoking," said Curd. "If they show up for the surgery and those critical items haven't been completed, the surgery may be rescheduled or even canceled. Likewise, if they fail to complete important tasks after the surgery, their recovery can be impacted. These misses are costly for the hospital, reduce revenue for the providers, and are bad for the patients. Our new patient engagement platform takes our expertise in coordinating evidence-based care between providers and extends it to the patient and his or her caregivers."
Reducing 30-day readmissions is a point of emphasis for most hospitals and health systems. Improved outcomes have also been shown to drive better Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores, one of the leading measures of patient satisfaction.
"In the last year we have seen the adoption and rapid expansion of Mobile Care Navigation Networks powered by Carebook," Subramanian said. "We expect these new upgrades will accelerate that pace even more. Care coordination between providers and facilities continues to be a weak point in the healthcare system. Our goal is to make it one of the strongest."
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About CareInSync Corporation
CareInSync offers software solutions that improve communication between disparate healthcare providers via a real-time, mobile, collaboration platform. As the first and only deployed healthcare mobile solution of its kind, Carebook™ is a secure, HIPAA-compliant, evidence-based, care coordination platform connecting physicians, case managers, nurses and other aftercare professionals in real-time. CareInSync is helping healthcare organizations across the country decrease readmissions, improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and manage safe and timely patient care transitions. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, CareInSync's existing investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, HealthTech Capital, California Health Care Foundation, and Hearst Business Media. For more information please visit: http://careinsync.com.
SOURCE CareInSync Corporation