Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH), which spans an 850-square mile area and ranks as the largest hospital district in California, recently rolled out a mobile healthcare app that it says will transform the way physicians receive information. Ultimately, it could improve their medical decisions regarding patients, too.
Called MIAA—Medical Information, Anytime, Anywhere—the mobile app lets physicians immediately access a patient’s complete health record from a variety of different sources spanning organizational boundaries, delivered in real time to Google Android powered mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. PPH’s chief medical informatics officer and pulmonologist Ben Kanter, M.D. says MIAA will improve patient care by taming the complexity of health care and reducing the current hassle inherent in a highly fragmented industry. According to a Ramona Sentinel report, “MIAA is a health information exchange, a portable viewer for information and data that can be shared between different organizations and caregivers. It provides immediate access to electronic health records across organizational boundaries and also incorporates real time vital signs from next generation wireless body area network platforms.”
Photo obtained from Palomar Pomerado Health.