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CareTrail with Samsung Knox will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona

February 23, 2017 - VisionIT recently announced the availability of CareTrail, a secure clinical communication and collaboration application that combines messaging, on-call scheduling, and task management to clinicians in support of improving collaborative patient care.  VisionIT is now adding the option of an additional layer of security to CareTrail with multi-government agency certified Samsung Knox security platform.

Intended for use in hospitals, health systems, clinician groups, homecare agencies, and professional medical groups, CareTrail interfaces with major Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications and is available on the web or through a mobile application.  Samsung Knox provides an additional security layer to healthcare professionals and government health systems concerned about HIPAA compliance and securing patient information.

“VisionIT is already bringing a highly secure mobile application to market.  With the addition of Samsung Knox security, government and private healthcare providers will have one of the strongest security platforms available today when deployed on Samsung hardware,” said Gregg Ostrowski, VP of Samsung Business Services. “Samsung is working with VisionIT on joint go-to-market efforts around CareTrail, and we will be demonstrating the application together in the Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.”

“At VisionIT, we are heavily focused on the privacy and security requirements in health care and developed CareTrail to meet and exceed the requirements of HIPAA,” added Paul Toenjes, senior vice president of VisionIT. “We are quite pleased with our partnership with Samsung and in our integration with Samsung Knox security.  By leveraging Samsung Knox hardware level security, we are able to address the security requirements of the most stringent organizations.“

CareTrail will be featured at the Samsung government booth area February 27 through March 2 at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  VisionIT will demonstrate the application and key features, including the defense-grade Samsung Knox security elements.

In addition to secure messaging and collaboration capabilities, CareTrail offers workflow optimizations including:

  • On-call scheduling that lets clinicians know which care team members are available at any given time.
  • An external invitation feature that enables a clinician to securely invite another medical professional to join a patient’s care team.
  • A designated place for clinicians to leave care instructions for each patient.
  • Care team task management.

David Segura, CEO of VisionIT shared, “VisionIT is laser-focused in healthcare and bringing new technologies to market that are based on immediate needs of our healthcare customers. Building CareTrail and helping doctors, nurses, and other Care Team members leverage technology to collaborate and coordinate around a patient is just the first step in our strategy.  By leveraging the latest technologies and devices with great partners like Samsung, we are well positioned to help the healthcare industry capitalize on what is possible with new technologies.”

CareTrail was developed in conjunction with the Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System. With their leadership and guidance in the overall product strategy and design, VisionIT created a collaboration offering addressing many advanced issues not available in competing solutions. VisionIT provided the technical and usability design guidance but the detailed scope, process ideas and designs came from practicing clinicians.  Henry Ford explained in detail the impact of the CareTrail innovation and what it means to care teams in the formal announcement on February 15, 2017. Future releases will address the areas of population health, patient monitoring, and patient management.

CareTrail is a patient-centric secure mobile communication platform, designed by clinicians.

More information on CareTrail can be found at www.caretrail.io and www.visionit.com

 

About VisionIT

VisionIT is where integration and innovation intersect. We are a global software development company and a preferred systems integrator, operating throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.  Our 20 years of experience supporting Fortune 500 companies has earned us the trust of CIO’s and C-Level executives because we have a track record of providing business value. In our Detroit based Innovation Studio, we showcase the latest technologies being developed by VisionIT and our partners across ERP, cloud, IoT, mobile, infotainment systems, virtual/augmented reality and analytics.  Learn more about our company by visiting www.visionit.com.

CARETRAIL TO BE LAUNCHED AT MICROSOFT INNOVATION THEATER

Detroit – Feb. 15, 2017 – Today, VisionIT and Henry Ford Health System announce the availability of CareTrail, a unique mobile application which has been created to dramatically improve the way clinicians collaborate with one another.  It also addresses other related issues desired by clinical care providers such as on-call scheduling and clinician availability.

CareTrail is a patient-centered, secure mobile communication platform that combines the most popular features from social media without compromising patient privacy. Using a smartphone or other mobile device, clinicians can engage in real time “Twitter like” communications regarding patient care at any time, from any location. And similar to Facebook, the care team creates an individual “page” for each patient that can store the entire secure conversation as long as necessary. It can also be interfaced with most electronic health records.

“It’s more important than ever for a patient’s care team to have a truly mobile communication tool that’s completely secure and protects our patients’ privacy,” said Bruce Muma, M.D., chief medical officer for the Henry Ford Physician Network. “As a caregiver, I’m truly excited that we finally have the ability to capitalize on the advantages of mobile technology to focus care in a more individualized and efficient way.”

CareTrail was created and developed through a collaboration between Henry Ford Innovations, a division of Henry Ford Health System, and VisionIT. “Our belief is that patient-centric care requires effective communication by the extended care team dedicated to that patient and we built CareTrail in support of that premise,” said Paul Toenjes, senior vice president of VisionIT. “We are very pleased with the CareTrail product being launched and believe that our approach to collaboration provides us with a very differentiated offering in this space because of the extensions beyond simple messaging. We have plans to extend those capabilities to also address population health, patient monitoring and patient management. There is much more to come.”

In addition to use at Henry Ford, CareTrail is now available to any hospital or health system, homecare agency, or other professional medical group. It offers additional workflow optimizations including:

  • On-call scheduling that lets clinicians know which care team members are available at any given time
  • An external invitation feature that enables a clinician to securely invite another medical professional to join a patient’s care team
  • A designated place for clinicians to leave care instructions for each patient

“We have been so proud to partner with such a visionary and innovative team as VisionIT,” said Mark Coticchia, vice president and chief innovation officer for Henry Ford Health System. “They have taken Henry Ford’s innovative clinical approach and translated it into an elegant digital solution. CareTrail has the potential to impact patient care for years to come.” 

VisionIT and Henry Ford also partnered with Microsoft in the development of CareTrail, selecting the Cloud-based operating platform Microsoft Azure. “VisionIT has been very sensitive to the performance and security needs surrounding patient health information and HIPAA compliance,” said David Segura, chief executive officer of VisionIT. “We are impressed with the capabilities of Microsoft Azure and are certain it will provide CareTrail with the levels of scalable performance and security we require.”

In conjunction with the product announcement, Microsoft has selected VisionIT and Henry Ford to perform the first public demonstration of CareTrail in the Microsoft Innovation Theater at HIMSS 2017, the largest annual healthcare IT conference in the U.S. Their presentation will take place in the Microsoft booth on Feb. 20 at 3:15 PM ET in Orlando, FL, the site of this year’s conference.

More information on CareTrail can be found at www.caretrail.io and www.visionit.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Michael Buckham-White, VisionIT, 877.768.7222, mbuckham-white@visionit.com

Brenda D. Craig, Henry Ford Health System, 313-283-8331, bcraig3@hfhs.org

 

About VisionIT

VisionIT is where integration and innovation intersect. We are a global software development company and a preferred systems integrator, operating throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.  Our 20 years of experience supporting Fortune 500 companies has earned us the trust of CIO’s and C-Level executives because we have a track record of providing business value. In our Detroit based Innovation Studio, we showcase the latest technologies being developed by VisionIT and our partners across ERP, cloud, IoT, mobile, infotainment systems, virtual/augmented reality and analytics.  Learn more about our company by visiting www.visionit.com.

 

About Henry Ford Health System and Henry Ford Innovations
Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford Health System provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. The system is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Visit HenryFord.com to learn more.

Established in 2011, Henry Ford Innovations engineers the future of healthcare through identifying and commercializing the health system's technologies and know-how. Its main arms include Research and Education, Technology Management, Corporate Innovation, and International programs. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com/About/Innovations.