Catalis announced the first graphical health record (GHR) software, Accelerator. The software replaces the traditional medical clipboard with tablet PC-based software that requires no typing, and uses patent pending graphical input devices to expedite information flow from doctors into computers. Using the system, health professionals are able to handwrite their diagnoses as well as order lab tests, write prescriptions and schedule follow-up visits instantaneously.
“Catalis Accelerator solves the stumbling block now facing most physicians; how to easily and quickly input high amounts of patient medical information into a computer system without slowing doctors down,” said Randolph Lipscher, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Catalis.
The company undertook development of the technology because of the national effort to computerize medical records. “If average doctors can’t figure out how to use computers in their medical practices, you can’t computerize the industry. And without computerization, people will suffer,” Lipscher said.
According to Catalis, it takes an average of just one day to assimilate Accelerator into a practice. Accelerator is compatible with the majority of existing computer systems now installed in medical offices.
“The system is cryptex and military-grade encoded,” said Lipscher. “Every connection Accelerator makes is privacy protected. Whether the system is requesting lab work or reporting billing to an insurer, the transaction is absolutely safe.”