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Washington D.C. Health System Implements WebChart from Medical Informatics Engineering to Manage Military Physicals and Maritime Medicine Worldwide
Date:10/20/2011

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for patients on eight U.S. Military bases throughout the Area Support Group - Kuwait while also keeping costs down, Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) today announced that The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW-MFA) is utilizing MIE's WebChart to collect, track and manage medical information gathered from field physicals in the Middle East and patient encounters.

In Phase One of the project, implemented in January 2011, MIE developed a Web-based system to help GW-MFA physicians in the Middle East easily and quickly record and manage medical information.  Patient encounters are also documented in the field and shared with physicians at GW-MFA.

Phase Two of the project, rolling out now, will give physicians the ability to collect medical data in the field even when they have limited internet access, and then automatically synchronize the information with WebChart when internet access is available.  In addition, MIE is creating an electronic telemedicine application in support of Maritime Medical Access – the flagship telemedicine service provided by The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates.  The Web-based telemedicine application will assist GW-MFA Emergency Physicians when responding to and treating ill crew members at sea.  These patient encounters will be kept within WebChart and HIPAA-compliant information will be forwarded to the ship's company to inform them of the treatment and follow up protocols. 

"WebChart from MIE has greatly improved patient care for our Maritime Medical Access patients and has already started to reduce costs," said Kyle Keenan, Director of Remote Medical, GW-MFA Department of Emergency Medicine. "Not only are we able to give our patients -- all of whom are thousands of miles away on a ship -- the best possible care, we're also a
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