Rapid Healthcare Inc https://rapid-healthcare.com Patient Safety Delivered Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:52:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.24 https://rapid-healthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-AkahOXhh_400x400-32x32.jpg Rapid Healthcare Inc https://rapid-healthcare.com 32 32 Building our AI for the Wound Capture Process https://rapid-healthcare.com/building-our-ai-for-the-wound-capture-process/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/building-our-ai-for-the-wound-capture-process/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:14:07 +0000 https://rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2612 As team Rapid expands on its roadmap for 2020 we wanted to let you know about our new product launch this year. Wound Capture AI is the solution for managing the wound documentation process to prevent untrained human diagnostic errors  as well as a cumbersome current workflow. Wound Capture AI is designed to be an all in one event record for all the details of a patients wound care treatment, early detection and progress. The application’s base mechanic will be an image capture, wound sizing & recognition function that will be a mobile first wound documentation solution.


Current Problems in Wound Documentation Process:


  • Cumbersome workflow (100% chief complaint from nurses interviewed). Tasks involving multiple departments creating unnecessary complexity using Photo-Print-Paste (PPP) methods.
  • More than 70+ observations performed on 20 inpatient units. Averaged 30 min. to perform the P-P-P workflow!
  • Equipment failure (digital camera, SD card, or photo printer).
  • Photos taken were not HIPPA secured.
  • Photos were scanned and uploaded after patient was discharged.
  • Delayed preventive or initiating wound treatments.
  • Difficulty for wound consultants to triage wound urgencies.
  • Delaying physician communication.
  • Risk for wound related sepsis and secondary complications or infections.

The native camera API is utilized to implement the image capture mechanic. On capture of a wound image, the image’s data is sent to the image recognition process to be analyzed by our training models. Once processed, the user is given graphical and text feedback based on the confidence scores returned by the model, along with ‘next step’ directions, in the user interface if detected for a particular problem.


The mobile app prompts the user to login via badge id and pin and then scan the patient’s ID band for positive patient identification and validation at the point of care. The app prompts the provider to identify the body location of the wound and when the image of the wound is selected, wound capture will in real-time give predictability of wound progress, calculate dimensions of width and length using AR, make notes, review previous images and then help to compile a potential treatment record once tied with patient information, providers name, identification number, wound image description, measurements as well as real date and time stamp.


This image is stored as a PDF once captured via the app and can be sent via email to any authorized provider of care and/or uploaded to the patient’s medical record via FHIR connection to any EHR/EMR system. Each event is catalogued in Rapid’s H-gateway web Portal where we store our machine learning models. There is a recorded history that can be reviewed, updated via previous images captured for that patient and at any time via a mobile device used for machine inference of the success of the wound treatment.


Wound Capture solves the problematic areas of wound management in the following ways:


    • To provide thorough, progressive and subjective wound assessments.
    • To identify early infection of the wound or surrounding tissues, with quality images, size calculations and provider notes.
    • To provide enterprise access whether used within inpatient or outpatient settings.
    • To diagnose an injury due to a misinterpretation of symptoms or inadequate examination
    • Photos are HIPPA compliant, pictures are only saved on EHR, not on the mobile device.
    • Location documentation ability to add notes and create PDF document with embedded photos.
    • 98% increase in nursing satisfaction, excitement and approval.
    • Minimize task related burnout.
    • Improvement in Wound Department response time: 1) By triaging wound consults and ordering
    • Medical records department – can minimize technicians time who is typically doing manual scan
    • How we defer from others: is that we do digital measurement during the capture process.
    • AI model for learning types of wounds and image recognition based on digital documentation of wounds.
    • Typical workflow that takes 20-60 minutes to achieve, can take just a few minutes with immediate mobile capture & upload and organization into patient’s medical record.and upload of each wound pictures into patient’s EHR.equipment remotely.
    • Can minimize interdepartmental traveling time.
    • Decrease risk of septic wounds due to early treatment and detection by looking at previous photos.
    • Increase insurance reimbursement.
    • A conservative labor saving estimated at $600,000/year in labor costs.


On-device Inference 

For this experience in particular, we decided to use an on-device (over a cloud-based) image recognition approach. On-device inference has a number of advantages for this application: 


  • No network dependency. Storage of the model on the user’s mobile device ensures that the application will work in the absence of an internet connection 
  • Low-latency. On-device inference yields a snappier user experience, due to not having to communicate with the cloud/server all the time (only to sync).
  • Users will be able to receive real-time feedback from the model in the application’s camera view
  • Privacy It helps to circumvent privacy issues, as there are no images being sent to servers over the internet. 
  • Cost-effective to scale Using an on-device approach over a Cloud based ML service is advantageous in scale, since cloud-based services are monetarily expensive and could prohibit future scale should the app ever gets heavy usage. 

On-device image recognition is implemented in the app. Once the model has been trained, the learned model weights are “Quantized” from 64-bit floating point arithmetic to 8-bit integer operations that are more efficient to compute on a mobile device.


Wound Capture AI is currently in development and will be available for customers at the end of Q1. For more information please reach out to AI@rapid-healthcare.com



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Healthcare Records & Apple Future https://rapid-healthcare.com/healthcare-and-apples-future/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/healthcare-and-apples-future/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:34:19 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2596 In a recent article in Becker’s Hospital Review by Laura Dyrda, she described how Apple executives discussed the future of Apple in healthcare and what their expectations are during their earnings call. We at Rapid believe we are at an unprecedented time when Healthcare information is being democratized right in front of our eyes.

Four key notes from Laura were:
      1. Consumer products: The company has continued to expand its health and fitness offerings with the watchOS6, which has features that include cycle tracking and activity trends. It is now available in 32 markets and aims to give users the ability to monitor their health. Wearables revenue was up 54 percent, a significant contributor to the company’s overall growth.
      2. Medical research: CEO Tim Cook said the company is furthering its medical research commitment. “We announced a new Research app paired with three unprecedented medical studies spanning hearing, heart and movement and women’s health,” he said during the call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. “We are collaborating with leading health institutions to reach more participants than has ever been possible, enabling them to contribute to potential medical discoveries and help create the next generation of innovative health products.” The company aims to leverage its security and privacy to democratize medical research and “bring everyone to the table to make the next big breakthroughs possible,” said Mr. Cook.
      3. Health records: Apple will continue its movement into the health records space, building out its health records connection into the health app. “It really democratizes the information about people’s health and so they can go easily from doctor to doctor,” said Mr. Cook.

Several hospitals and health systems have gone live with Apple Records this year, including Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health and Doylestown (Pa.) Health over the past month. Also recently in the news Apple announced that it hard partnered with the VA as the largest medical system in the United States, providing service to more than 9 million veterans across 1,243 facilities, including hospitals and clinics. Today, the VA joins Johns Hopkins, University of California San Diego, Quest Diagnostics, Allscripts and 400 other health care provider organizations, laboratory networks and electronic health records vendors who all support Health Records on iPhone.

Future: Mr. Cook alluded to new projects that Apple is working on that he declined to speak about at the moment. However, he reiterated the mantra that Apple’s “greatest contribution” will be in improving peoples’ health. It was recently reported that New York City-based Columbia University Medical Center cardiologist David Tsay, MD, joined Apple and will work closely with other physicians the company has hired.

The company also has posted healthcare openings in software engineering, a machine learning scientist for health sensing and an iOS engineer with clinical health insights.

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Misfeed reduction in NICU’s that implement mobile track and trace solutions https://rapid-healthcare.com/nicu2019report/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/nicu2019report/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:07:06 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2518 The Mother’s Milk mobile application was developed to reduce risk and improve neonatal safety by preventing potential misfeeds in the preparation and administration of mothers’ breast milk for infants in the NICU. Our current customer’s environment for the Mother’s Milk application is a busy Neonatal ICU, with 55 beds and 160+ nurses.


For the last 3 years we have prevented over 1700 misfeed incidents and verified feeds totaling almost 180,000.  Last year alone we prevented over 100 misfeed incidents, the prior year 2017 we prevented over 600 potential misfeeds. Our conclusion is that our solution is helping nurses to prevent potential misfeed incidents and with nurses using the system year on year out, the trend for misfeed incidents are starting to go down.

Here are some of the data we have collected from our current customer:


3 year Total



2018 – Stats




2017 – Stats



Rapid Healthcare is a mobile first software company, focusing on the development and implementation of integrated clinical apps using smart mobile devices and a modern platform that integrates with any hospital medical record system. Rapid Healthcare’s solutions have been developed within the hospital setting, in coordination with the nursing staff, thereby ensuring adherence to patient safety standards of care and hospital workflows.

January 2019.

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How we give 963 hours back to Caregivers and save upto $96,000 a year for NICU’s https://rapid-healthcare.com/how-we-give-963-hours-back-to-caregivers-and-save-upto-96000-a-year-for-nicus/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/how-we-give-963-hours-back-to-caregivers-and-save-upto-96000-a-year-for-nicus/#comments Sun, 13 May 2018 05:59:14 +0000 https://rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2482 Costs associated to a Misfeed incident cannot be defined specifically as each incident can occur at different points in the administration of feeding an infant and the results of the human error can have varying effects due to the error. Effects of errors can result in contamination when improper handling and/or baby’s feeding requires Mother’s Milk to be separated into multiple bottles. Another type of error can be the mislabeling of Mother’s bottles with the wrong patient identification. The range of results from these two types of examples can lead to a life-threatening event for a preterm baby or a baby receiving the wrong Mother’s Milk which can be the cause of other health issues for the infant.


What we do know after implementing our Mother’s Milk Solution is that at the critical workflow steps, the use of smart scanning and data validation have eliminated the need for dual checks by nursing staff by identifying against a barcoded system that contains patient name, medical record number and birth date. By eliminating the need for a bedside double check by two nurses (RN’s) to prevent a misfeed can be calculated.


From the study(1) An estimated time savings of 963 hours per year in nursing time based on the elimination of the two-person double check and improved charting efficiency was documented after implementing smart bar-code scanning and data validation. The savings result in around $96,300.00 per year for a reduction in 2 staff person or 1340 hours available for other patient-care duties. Time savings extended beyond the 365 hours per year for direct centralized breastmilk handling duties. The Nutrition Lab will save 1,052 hours per year based on not having to double staff at non peak times and from the reduction in calls to check breast milk inventories. The resulting total time savings is 2,380 hours per year for the organization, with 1,040 hours completely eliminated for a cost savings and 1,340 hours available for other patient-care duties.


The smart scanning from the baby’s wristband for printing of milk bottle labels for Mother to place on her milk bottles demonstrated the ease of use for Mother and nursing staff and demonstrates the safety benefits associated with reducing potential human errors during the administration of NICU feedings.


In addition when the misfeed incident reaches a level that needs to be reported to governmental agencies the costs associated to these types of cases can be extensive. The governmental agency will respond with their audit and the hospital will need to present their corrective action plan which in most cases results in re-training of staff and a full review of the work flow for performance-improvement initiatives that will be adopted which can include additional technology solutions and/or modifications. These events are often multiple years in duration and include senior nursing management and external professional service organizations. The costs associated with this level of incident can reach up towards $100,000.00 in expenses paid and time taken from senior management to respond and nursing staff to execute the details of the corrective action plan and possibly governmental fines in additional costs.


When current large-scale hospital wide systems need to be modified due to the high volume of manual ‘work arounds’ that are instituted by the nursing staff to prevent misfeeds can reach anywhere from $60,000.00 to $100,000.00 plus. These large scale hospital systems modifications can take over 6 to 8 months to implement and sometimes longer if the software vendor does not set a priority on the manual work arounds solution that a specific NICU wants to eliminate. Large scale hospital systems define their software releases and their content by their current market needs and may not view the NICU as a large enough market for recouping their costs in research, development, and support.


Mother’s Milk mobile app focuses on the critical workflow steps needed for nurses. Rapid Healthcare has dedicated its design and development expertise to provide the NICU with a feeding solution that recognizes the highly specialized care required for our sickest infants. We value the nurses who care for our smallest and most delicate infants. We are committed to our nurses and to their workflow, we do not dictate their workflow we accommodate their best practices to achieve their patient safety standards.


Our goal at Rapid Healthcare is giving nursing staff peace of mind that they have a solution that is easy to use and provides the benefits eliminating misfeeds and giving valuable time to our caregivers in the NICU environment.


Happy Nurses Week 2018!


Source: (1)Steele, Caroline, Amanda Czerwin, and Christine Bixby. “Breast Milk Bar Code Scanning Results in Time Savings and Staff Efficiency.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115.1 (2015): 23-26. Web.


(2)Steps to Optimal Care: Use of Barcoding, Milk Technicians, and Centralized Milk Preparation for a Better NICU by Bri Ziganti

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Smart Apps for Healthcare aided by Blockchain https://rapid-healthcare.com/smart-apps-for-healthcare-aided-by-blockchain/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/smart-apps-for-healthcare-aided-by-blockchain/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:45:51 +0000 https://rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2479 Blockchain in healthcare represents the ability to expand the acquisition of health data from populations of people who are currently under-served by the medical community or who don’t participate in medical research.


Health researchers require vast amounts of data sets in order to advance the understanding of disease management, biomedical discovery, development of drugs and now design individual treatment plans based on say a person’s genetics, lifecycle or environment.


Blockchain data structures would work well for gathering data from wearable sensors and mobile applications, thus enabling information on the benefits of treatments as well as patient reported outcomes. If we were able to get access to EMR data and genomics this will offer increased capabilities to classify individuals into groups for specific treatments or understand disease management.


The real-time availability of mobile application and wearable sensor data from the blockchain would provide continuous, monitoring of high risk patients and drive the innovation of “smart” apps that could say notify caregivers and health providers if a patient reached a critical threshold for action. Care teams could reach out to the patient and coordinate treatment options for early intervention.


A health care blockchain would likely promote the development of a new breed of “smart” applications for health providers and patients that would mine the latest medical research and develop personalized treatment paths. The health provider and patient would have access to the same information and would be able to engage in a collaborative, educated discussion about the best-case treatment options based on research rather than intuition.


To conclude blockchain technology helps to address the problem of getting access to disparate systems of record in healthcare, it is based on open standards, provides a shared distributed view of health data and will achieve widespread acceptance and deployment throughout all industries.


At Rapid Healthcare we are exploring how our mobile apps can help contribute meaningful data to the Blockchain so that “smart” apps can utilize that information and provide meaningful care to providers, caregivers and patients. The acquisition, storage and sharing of this data would lay a scientific foundation for the advancement of medical research and precision medicine, help identify and develop new ways to treat and prevent disease and test whether or not mobile devices engage individuals more in their health care for improved health and disease prevention.


Source: Blockchain For Health Data and Its Potential Use in Health IT and Health Care Related Research

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Barcoding and its effects on workplace productivity https://rapid-healthcare.com/barcoding-and-its-effects-on-workplace-productivity/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/barcoding-and-its-effects-on-workplace-productivity/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:16:14 +0000 https://rapid-healthcare.com/?p=2460 Big box stores, Internet giants, logistic companies, and freight handlers control each step of their operation. By using real-time data they can improve capacity, inventory control, track assets, and increase efficiency. Small to mid-size businesses are often unable to enjoy these benefits because the complicated barcode printing and scanning systems are simply too expensive and cumbersome. Just as mobile payment solutions have revolutionized the market place and empowered small businesses and entrepreneurs to complete transactions just like the corporate giants, modern barcode printers and scanners gives nimble start-ups and smaller companies the power to harness the logistical advantages of having tight controls and tracking using the newest data-driven 2D barcodes.


2d Barcodes are the most advanced form over earlier coding systems. The new models and tools hold more information in more formats that are accessible to businesses and their clients. 2d barcodes also have the ability to be integrated with modern technology such as smartphones or tablet devices. This integration only makes productivity in a business more efficient, which always saves money.


Barcoding as a means of inventory management has been a staple in businesses for years, however with the relatively new technology known as 2D barcodes. Barcoding systems reduce the amount of human errors, and the amount of time needed to take inventory management. Barcoding allows businesses to have data available for all of their available stock, and allows clients to manage their inventories in a much more streamlined way.


Many businesses have the need for an integrated barcode system, due to its several functions, such as integrated inventory management, retail Point-Of-Sale efforts, and business intelligence. Along with the actual barcodes, businesses would have to purchase some type of physical hardware capable of scanning. With the implementation of a barcoding system, it not only saves your company time and labor cost, but also it would greatly streamline a company’s productivity.


Many companies still operate on a non-barcode system, and the results of their ventures definitely shows. The productivity in using barcoding in any type of business, greatly makes menial labor such as inventory and asset management into simple and efficient ways of completing labor.


Investing in 2D barcodes might sound not too different from doing these tasks manually, however with doing things manually, the risk of human error is always there. With the use of barcodes, efficiency and productivity will increase, and the time normally spent on these tasks would be better situated somewhere else. Investing in barcodes is the way to go when it comes to increasing productivity in the workplace.

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Rapid Launches Donor Milk Module for NICU’s https://rapid-healthcare.com/1773-2/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/1773-2/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:35:42 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=1773 Every day, infants around the world are admitted into the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to receive the highest level of care. Infants sometimes require donor milk nutritional products including base formulation and fortifiers. NICU’s adhere to strict feeding administration guidelines to support the infants that require donor milk products. The authorization and enrollment process are a few of the areas that must meet these donor milk feeding guidelines. During this critical time for the infant and the mother, these products become a necessity in the NICU for the infant’s nutritional diet.


Rapid-Healthcare has created an integrated Mother’s Milk and Donor Milk mobile app designed to verify that an infant is enrolled and authorized to receive donor milk. The core function of Rapid’s integrated Mother’s Milk and Donor Milk app is to prevent misfeeds, regardless of the nutritional formulation required for an infant. Our Mother’s Milk and Donor Milk Integrated app tracks and validates the feeding of the mother’s expressed milk, the donor milk and the donor milk nutritional products.


Our integrated app detects potential errors before they occur. The Mother’s Milk app assists the NICU nurse in creating labels for the feeding bottles and verifying an infant’s identification for Mother’s Milk and Donor Milk, 24/7/365. The process is simple; scan the infant’s wrist-band and the label on the bottle of milk. Mother’s Milk displays a screen that verifies or denies the feed against the current EMR patient records. This confirms that the correct mother’s breast milk is being fed to the correct infant and that an infant is authorized and enrolled to receive donor milk.

Nurse Administrators can view daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly NICU records and activity reports for the entire nursing staff through the Mother’s Milk and/or Donor Milk admin web portal. Nurse administrators have the option to review the usage of each donor milk product consumed and all of the feeding information for both the infant and the nurse. We look forward to continue collaborating with NICU nurses that administer donor milk and the donor milk suppliers.


Mother’s Milk & Donor Milk key features:

  • Donor Milk Enrollment – Scan the baby’s wristband, confirm the patient info and enroll the baby into the Donor Milk program.
  • Creating Donor Milk Labels – Scan the baby’s wristband to validate the baby’s information. Scan the Donor Milk bottle barcode. The GSI data is read parsed and populates the Donor Milk label with the Lot Number and Serial Number. The Thaw Date and Feed by Date are displayed for entry.
  • Donor Milk Label Validation – If the baby is not enrolled in the Donor Milk program the nurse will immediately receive a “Denied” Message. If the baby is enrolled in the Donor Milk program the nurse can create and print labels to place on the feeding bottles.
  • Feeding the Infant – Scan the baby’s wristband and the label on the bottle. If all data matches the nurse will receive a “Verified” message. If the data does not match the nurse will receive a “Denied” message.

Be on the lookout for Rapid’s all-new Donor Milk stand-alone product in 2017 with new additions to assist in the process of mixing, feeding, and inventory management.


Donor Milk stand-alone key features:

  • Donor Milk Bank GS1 Product Inventory – Maximize GS1 inventory standards. Trace the Donor Milk products from receipt to the point of usage. Increase patient safety and ensure compliance with hospital policy and regulations regarding:

-Inventory Storage
-Date Management
-Feeding Requirements Adherence

      Provide the important workflow information necessary to assist in the prevention of incidents, due to human error.

  • Authorization Recording & Signature Validation – Provide the technology solution for authorization management and validation for Donor Milk.

Set the data validation requirements for immediate notice of enrollment status and action required for every Donor Milk feeding.Give the Nurse added assurance that Donor Milk is approved for specific feeding administration.

  • Mixing Notice Alerts – Age and weight requirements for donor milk and fortifier mixing.

Donor Milk Module is currently in early beta release for inquiries please contact info@rapid-healthcare.com


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Irvine, Calif-Based Health Tech Firm Acquires Growth Strategy Funding for NICU Mobile App https://rapid-healthcare.com/1851-2/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/1851-2/#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:26:37 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=1851 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/irvine-calif-based-health-tech-000400801.html

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Rapid Healthcare Inc., a mobile medical apps software company based in Irvine, California, is proud to announce an important alliance that will increase growth strategies for improved access to health care professionals through funding provided by Watermark Venture Capital. Watermark is a privately held California firm currently deploying its services to support large national companies to start-ups. Watermark Venture Capital selects award candidates for capital infusion, based in key technology growth areas such as the healthcare, artificial intelligence, SaaS and more.

The funding will support the advancement of Rapid Healthcare’s core products for national and international markets. Rapid Healthcare rose to prominence with its app Mother’s Milk, which prevents misfeeds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a hospital. The app has continued to evolve to track and validate the feeding of the mother’s expressed milk, the donor milk and the donor milk nutritional products.

Rapid Healthcare has successfully implemented its Mother’s Milk app at one of the largest NICU wards in Southern California. Utilizing this app, the hospital eliminated dual nurse sign-off and manual workarounds, improved staff ratios and costs, and reduced liability.

“Our apps assist in the prevention of human error during the administration of patient care. Rapid Healthcare has focused on providing mobile first-based workflow solutions through its innovative platform, which ensures adherence to patient safety standards, and most importantly, integration into hospital medical record systems,” says Anton Ansalmar, Founder and CEO for Rapid Healthcare.

“The announcement of venture capital funding by Watermark Venture Capital is a significant testament to the work we are doing and a validation of the opportunities ahead of us. My team and I are energized to take Rapid Healthcare to the next level, bringing more innovative, mobile health solutions to the market and reducing patient safety issues using smart mobile devices. Additionally, this funding supports the development of our core suite of products scheduled to launch next year on our new cloud-based platform,” says Ansalmar.

“Rapid Healthcare is an innovative company for our firm because they are in a niche growth vertical in healthcare, software as a service (SaaS), which supports better clinical outcomes through software distribution in a recurring business model. Rapid Healthcare creates great potential for launching new products through its platform and secondary data-mining capabilities that are yet to be realized. It fits the pro forma of the kind of company in which we like to invest, as well as meets our interest in the quality of the product, the industry space, the shift in demographics that we see and the quality of the team,” says Mangesh Mahajan, Partner, Watermark Venture Capital.

About Rapid Healthcare
Rapid Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a mobile medical app software company, focusing on the development and implementation of integrated clinical apps using smart mobile devices and a modern platform that integrates with any hospital medical record system. Rapid Healthcare’s solutions have been developed within the hospital setting, in coordination with the nursing staff, thereby adhering to standards of care for patient safety and individual hospital workflows.

About Watermark Venture Capital
Watermark Venture Capital is a privately held California firm currently deploying capital for growth strategy companies. Watermark invests in artificial intelligence, SaaS, cloud-based encryption and security, patentable innovations and products, and process engineering optimization software. Their Investments are primarily made in California for early-stage companies up to $1 million. Watermark Venture Capital’s long term strategy includes working side by side with CEOs, which has gained the firm a reputation for great relationships with start-up companies.

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Mobile Patient ID And Verication At The Point Of Care Reduces Risk, Enhances Patient Safety https://rapid-healthcare.com/health-it-outcomes-mobile-patient-id-and-verication-at-the-point-of-care-reduces-ri-sk-enhances-patient-safety/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/health-it-outcomes-mobile-patient-id-and-verication-at-the-point-of-care-reduces-ri-sk-enhances-patient-safety/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:54:20 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=1740 Recently we were featured on the Health IT Outcomes and Business Solutions By John Oncea, editor on the benefits of Mobile Patient ID and Verification.

John writes that “While a majority of hospitals use barcode scanning and mobile printing systems, many are not using the technology to its full potential. With newer, more innovative mobile applications now available in the marketplace, hospital clinicians and technicians across all departments are being empowered to improve the quality of patient care and enhance workflow efficiency. One type of mobile technology that has proven especially valuable is software systems using barcoded labels and patient wristbands to authenticate both specimen and patient ID at the point of care”

Also on the article was a brief Q&A with Ravi Panjwani, VP Marketing and Product Management Brother Mobile Solutions. He “describes how one West Coast hospital deployed a simple patient identification and verification application in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to help immediately improve neonatal safety. The innovative Mother’s Milk application was developed by Rapid Healthcare and uses Brother TrustSense™ wristband and label printer. The Mother’s Milk application ensures every bottle feeding given to one of the NICU’s premature infants is the right match, as verified at the actual point of care. Panjwani explains how the Mother’s Milk system works and why this kind of application is so critical to the hospital’s NICU.”

Q: Can you explain why Rapid Healthcare developed its Mother’s Milk application on a mobile platform, and how and why this app came to be implemented in one of the largest NICU environments in California?

Panjwani: Rapid Healthcare’s software platform and applications are designed specifically for mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — with the intent of making it faster and easier for physicians, nurses, technicians, and other hospital personnel to instantly verify at the point of care that a patient’s ID is a match for the procedure about to be performed. Essential to the efficiency of this mobile system are easy-to-use, on-demand mobile printers, which are used to print clear, legible wristbands and specimen labels.

According to Anton Ansalmar, Rapid Healthcare’s founder and president, the Mother’s Milk mobile application was developed to reduce risk and improve neonatal safety by preventing potential misfeeds in the preparation and administration of mothers’ breast milk for infants in the NICU. The initial pilot hospital environment for the Mother’s Milk applications was in a busy Neonatal ICU, with 55 beds and 160 nurses.

Ansalmar also explained why patient identification and verification is so important, saying, “Our Mother’s Milk app is especially critical for premature infants in the NICU, as well as for full-term babies born with conditions requiring intensive care, because their delicate systems can be harmed or compromised by being fed the wrong mother’s milk.”

Read more of the Q&A at the following link. Registration is required.





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RAPID HEALTHCARE JOINS PLEDGE TO PATIENT SAFETY https://rapid-healthcare.com/rapid-healthcare-joins-pledge-to-patient-safety/ https://rapid-healthcare.com/rapid-healthcare-joins-pledge-to-patient-safety/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:30:50 +0000 https://www.rapid-healthcare.com/?p=1658 April 4, 16

Irvine, CA – Late last March, Rapid Healthcare proudly joined the Patient Safety Movement, pledging commitment to reach zero preventable deaths by 2020. Every year, preventable medical errors lead to more than 200,00 deaths in US hospitals and an excess of 1.26 trillion in excess costs. The Patient Safety Movement, founded by leading medical technology company, Masimo, aims to eliminate these exorbitant emotional and financial costs in 8 effective methods:

  • Unify the healthcare ecosystem
  • Identify the challenges that are killing patients to create actionable solutions
  • Ask hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solution
  • Promote transparency
  • Ask med tech companies to share rhe data their dvices generate in order to create a Patient Data Super Highway to help identify at risk patients
  • Correct misaligned incentives
  • Promote love and patient dignity
  • Empower providers, patiens and families through education of medical terminology and medical errors so they may better advocate for their loved ones.

To date, the movement consists of 1,713 dedicated hospital organizations and 56 medically oriented companies preventing upwards of 24,000 deaths. Rapid Healthcare anticipates that our positive patient identification technology will only improve the number of preventable deaths moving forward.


About Rapid Healthcare Inc.

Rapid Healthcare Inc. is a medical technology enterprise focusing on the development and implementation of integrated clinical apps using compliant mobile device products. Rapid’s clinical mobile solutions help reduce costs associated with errors made due to manual patient identification, by validating the patient data at the point of care using integrated solutions which can detect potential clinical identification errors and alert the nursing staff in real time prior to the delivery of care. Rapid Healthcare’s solutions have been developed within the hospital setting in coordination with the nursing staff thereby ensuring adherence to patient safety standards of care. They are headquartered in Irvine, California.


About Patient Safety Movement

The Patient Safety movement, founded by Masimo Corporation, is an Irvine based medical technology corporation. The Patient Safety Movement aims to eliminate all preventable deaths by 2020 (0X20). The movement aims to bring medical technologies and IT Infrastructure together with relevant information, intelligent and predictive algorithms, and decision support that facilitate the process of care improvements.



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