Aug 26, 2018
A world-leading medical device company turned to Emids for help designing a cloud-based solution to preserve and protect previously unrecorded patient data.
Those who’ve been in an operating room (or seen one on TV) will recognize the pole-mounted medical monitoring devices displaying patient vitals in real time. What if there was a way to preserve that data to be used at a later date?
A leading medical device manufacturer wanted to develop a way to preserve and contextualize the data, and then make it available for reporting and research. Enter Emids, which was uniquely qualified for its technical and business expertise, and deep healthcare regulatory insight.
Emids enabled tablets to be connected to medical devices’ Ethernet ports. The tablets could capture heart rate oxygen levels, blood pressure and other vitals exhibited during procedures. Clinicians could then annotate the data via touchscreen and upload it to a private cloud for storage.
The data had to be impregnable. Emids programmed end-to-end encryption, along with carefully controlled access to passwords, and a robust firewall.
Flexibility mattered when it came to client reporting requirements. Emids built in Microsoft’s Power BI Embedded report development tool to enable hospital business analysts to work with clinicians and customize reports as needed.
A different regulatory-related challenge then arose: business analysts aren’t permitted to view patient data. How could they create reports? Again, Emids found a solution. They created a secondary, synchronized database that achieves HIPAA compliance by providing the access analysts need while masking all protected personal information.
Emids took the project from concept to working prototype in six weeks, on budget and with only two full-time resources. Following trials, the client expects to release a commercial version of the product toward the end of 2017.