Menu
Seratis targets doctor's pagers with health app

Seratis targets doctor's pagers with health app

The company's app could save doctors up to an hour a day in dealing with electronic messages

When Divya Dhar became a doctor four years ago, she received a somewhat archaic handout from her hospital: a pager.

Despite the revolution smartphones have brought to other fields, many hospitals still issue pagers to staff because of their reliability, the hassle of changing to a new system and patient privacy laws.

Dhar thought it could be done better, so she set about developing a smartphone app that seeks to keep doctors, social workers and other hospital staff in constant touch and up-to-date with the patient's care. The result is Seratis.

Through its graphical interface, Seratis gives health care workers an instant look at who has responsibility for the patient at any given time, details about tests and results, current problems caregivers need to be aware of, and a log of previous communications about the patient.

In a demonstration at the Demo 2013 conference in Santa Clara, California, Dhar showed how she could check up on a (fictional) patient, see the latest messages from ward staff about his illness and order tests.

Seratis is compliant with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which mandates standards for patient data confidentiality, and is in small-scale tests in three hospitals, she said.

There's an analytics aspect that enables doctors to track their response time and compare it to colleagues and industry averages. By pooling patient data, it could also provide notification of trends within a facility, such as an unusually high number of infections.

(Demo is produced by International Data Group, the parent company of IDG News Service.)

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Martyn on Twitter at @martyn_williams. Martyn's e-mail address is martyn_williams@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags internetInternet-based applications and servicesdemoSeratis

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.​

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments