iPatientCare Announces Being Selected by Wyle as EHR Data Archival System for Exploration Medical System Demonstration of NASA HRP

Pioneer in mHealth and Cloud-based EHR, iPatientCare bags prestigious assignment to work on futuristic Electronic Health Record System for EMSD of NASA HRP.

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mhealth and cloud-based ambulatory EHR and integrated Practice Management solutions announced the selection of iPatientCare by Wyle as the EHR vendor to supply an Ambulatory EHR to the Exploration Medical System Demonstration (EMSD) Project for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP).

“NASA’s future exploration missions will present significant new challenges to crew health, including hazards created by traversing the terrain of planetary surfaces during exploration and the effects of variable gravity environments. Because of the limited communications with ground-based personnel for the diagnosis and consultation of medical events, exploration class missions will require increased crew autonomy in the diagnosis of conditions, creation of treatment plans, and execution of procedures, in addition to the extended support provided by ground-based medical teams acting as remote consultants to ensure the safety and success of the mission. For evolving such new and innovative medical requirements and capabilities, Wyle has been working with NASA HRP through the Bioastronautics Contract to perform an Exploration Medical System Demonstration (EMSD)” informed Kedar Mehta, CTO, iPatientCare, Inc. during a Corporation wide Event on “Towards Meaningful Use 2014”.

Shripal Shah, iPatientCare’s Sr. Technology Officer and the Project Manager on this prestigious project explained further, “the EMSD will consist of an integrated suite of medical device hardware and health informatics software technologies that capture, store, retrieve, manage, and communicate astronaut health information to support the care of astronauts during long duration, exploration class missions. This demonstration will utilize the International Space Station (ISS) as a test bed to show that several medical informatics tools and technologies needed for an exploration mission, including inventory and usage tracking, guided medical procedures, a medical decision support tool, an electronic health record, a dry electrode physiologic monitor, a flexible ultrasound, and a video capture system can be integrated into a single intelligent system.”

Explaining further, Shahab Shaikh, iPatientCare’s Sr. Integration Specialist said, “iPatientCare’s EHR is a part of this EMSD project and plays a key role as an Electronic Health Record Data Archival System, providing storage and review of crew members’ health data that get transferred to iPatientCare via Data Distribution System (DDS) Service Bus.”

“Our Exploration Medical System Demonstration project is being designed for the specific needs of a spaceflight environment. We require a technically robust EHR system that can be customized to meet our interoperability requirements. We chose iPatientCare’s EHR because of its compliant software architecture and highly functional integration brokering architecture that makes this customization possible. Through proper development of the software we can integrate the EHR with the other EMSD components, such as the ECG, ultrasound, and Assisted Medical Procedure module”, said David Rubin, Wyle EMSD Project Manager. “iPatientCare has been very responsive to our needs and we enjoy working with them”, David Rubin added.

“I am very proud of iPatientCare’s software engineering excellence that has given us true professional recognitions, such as, being part of the Wyle-NASA EMSD Project, First Responder for the US Army, and prestigious hospitals/health systems, Regional Extension Centers, and thousands of physicians and their office colleagues using iPatientCare’s Cloud-based Meaningful Use Certified EHR and integrated Practice Management, Patient Portal, Health Information Exchange, and mhealth solutions for more than a decade.”, said Udayan Mandavia, CEO/President, iPatientCare, Inc.

About Wyle Wyle is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government under long term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries. For more information on Wyle, go to http://www.wyle.com

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