CollabraMed combines a unique set of web- and software based tools for knowledge management, knowledge creation and information sharing. The collaborative network uses MedData’s customized tools for electronic communications to facilitate the sharing of medical and insurance information through e-mail, voice mail, Web Publishing, and direct VPN connections.
The system also facilitates electronic medical collaboration conferencing to facilitate increased interactivity between medical staff in disparate locations by providing:
- Data Transmission – Rapid transmission and joint viewing of Computed Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving & Communications System (PACS) medical images
- Data Conferencing – authorized users on the network share a common whiteboard that each user can modify while the others look on
- Voice Conferencing – Built-in VoIP capability allows authorized users to interact in both video conferencing and audio conferencing
- Virtual Forums – authorized users share video and audio signals discussion forums – a virtual discussion platform to facilitate and manage conference interaction
- Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) – a conferencing system build into a special purpose room in a hospital or other medical facility that usually contains a large screen projector interlinked with conference participants
Collaborative Management Tools
CollabraMed also provides collaborative management tools to facilitate and manage group activities such as:
- Electronic Calendars – schedule events and automatically notify and remind participants
- Project Management Systems – schedule, track, and chart the consultation process as it is being performed
- Workflow Systems – collaborative management of tasks and documents within a knowledge-based medical consultation process
- Knowledge Management Systems – collect, organize, manage, and share various forms of insurance and other administrative information
These features allow hospitals and physicians to support the care of patients through task automation, from daily reports to discharge summaries, and quality assessment to clinical pathways. The result is increased efficiency, improved quality, and most importantly, better patient care all at a substantial cost savings to the medical service providers and insurance carriers as well as to the patients themselves. .