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Greetings!
Dec 8th, 2010 by IatroCom1

Welcome to IatroBlog!

This web site is dedicated to:

Enabling A New Era in Healthcare Delivery

Information technology has increased consumer awareness and expectations for high quality healthcare. Well informed patients have created additional business requirements for their treating clinicians. Medical computing can serve the need for fast access to pertinent information anywhere and at anytime.

Facilitating the flow of information is key to improving management of healthcare resources. This is important to ensure industry-wide use of best practices and to achieve the consistent quality-of-care that informed consumers now demand.

Hand-held portable computers, like smart phones networked to the world-wide-web, with powerful medical softwares can rapidly link to a vast array of peer-reviewed and evidenced-based expert opinions that map to best practices, treatments and managment strategies to cost-effectively improve outcomes.

To be useful, computer tools should increase a doctor’s agility and competitiveness, improve productivity and provide fast return on investment at low risk. These utilities should not interfere with workflow routines. They should speed-up the pace of care provision and raise the level of patient satisfaction.

During the past 25 years, IatroCom has created and delivered such a mobile computing solution to help providers gain fast access to valuable decision-making information. We have deployed this application on web-enabled iPhone and iPad devices for easy use during encounter situations.

STATworkUP™ is a relational expert knowledge-base with a terminology framework designed to quickly collect, capture, correlate and analyze clinical data at the point-of-care. It’s unobtrusive architecture assists providers at what they customarily do to deliver appropriate evaluations. It does so in a modern and convenient way; plus it supports a wide variety of specialty disciplines as well.

Comprehensive assessment tools like these can serve to mitigate the risks of costly medical errors from omissions during  examinations. Additional benefits could also include the capture of encounter data at the point-of-service. Coupling such information gathering capability with secured electronic medical record repositories might also provide practice profiles to fiscal forecasters, for credentialing oversight regulatory affairs agencies, and to institutional medical policy makers. These devices could likewise help lower or avert the impact of doing costly unneeded procedures while perhaps suggesting more appropriate studies or treatments for various conditions and diagnoses. Such tools could be deployed to help establish patterns-of-care or perhaps determine medical necessity during claims processing.

This forum is a place to chat about these ideas and to offer feedback, suggestions and peer review about how the app is performing  in clinical situations. It is also a place to discuss ideas and offer advise that we might use to make the software even better.  We are interested in fostering conversations about best practices to help shape the field of clinical decision support using mobile computing devices as the field of healthcare informatics evolves.

This website has been certified by the HONcode and it abides by and follows the HONcode principles.

Platform moderators intervene daily by editing all postings to this Word Press blog site.  Users may be banned by not acting in accordance with the rules of this site.  The will not be warned or notified before being banned for infractions.

Qualifications and credentials of the the moderator:

Stephen G. Mlawsky, M.D., C.M.M.


C.E.O., Director, Founder, IatroCom Enterprises

contact information for this blog

ceo@iatrocom.org

The moderator is a volunteer with no conflicts of interest. Moderators are not paid as staff members of the company. Users and moderators must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Users are not allowed to post ads at this blog site. Users must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge.

The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician. All medical information presented must be attributed to an author and his/her training in the field must be mentioned.

Users are by default considered as non medical professionals. If the author is not a medical professional, this must be clearly stated on the web site.  All acronyms relating to degrees or affiliations must be explained.

Where appropriate, information that is posted on this site will need to be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. All sources of the medical content must be given.

You have to clearly indicate the recognized, scientific or official sources of health information quoted in your articles. If you used another website, a book, an article, a database or any other support, it has to be specified. The references specified have to lead us to the article mentioned. You have to provide a precise link to the source, whenever it is possible and the references should be in relation with the content referred.

Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence. All information about the benefits or performance of any treatment (medical and/or surgical), commercial product or service are considered as claims. All claims have to be backed up with scientific evidence (medical journals, reports or others).  All brand names have to be identified (with ® for example). IatroCom receives no support for this Blog site.

Information posted in this blog will be recorded in the Iatroblog database hosted by WordPress.

Privacy policy:

IatroCom endeavors to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the United States. Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to this medical/health Web site, including their identity, email addresses or/and contact information, names, personal or medical data posted in this forum will be edited to avoid sharing personally identifiable information over the Internet.

The sites does not display advertisements, other than for our own proprietary iPhone/iPad product named STATworkUP®.

Differentiation between it is presented herein to clearly delineate it as being original material created by the author of this blog and the IatroCom website.

The application is available for purchase at the iTunes Medical App Store.

Links to that site are posted the IatroCom web page :

http://www.statworkup.com

We encourage your comments and look forward to peer review and further discussions about ways to further improve the features of this or other related software to help improve the field of medical informatics.

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