A few years ago several frustrated cardiologists discussed the many challenges they and their patients faced in their industry.
Without a database, doctors often find themselves spending a lot of time scanning paperwork and digging through graphs and health records to try to evaluate a patient’s condition. If a patient had been treated at a different hospital or medical center, important pieces of their history — prescriptions they had taken, even the outcomes of surgeries — were sometimes inaccessible altogether. This meant doctors had no easy way to record and compare data, the kind of information that in the most serious cases can help determine whether a critical prescription or procedure could save someone’s life.
Those same cardiologists ultimately did what doctors do best — they figured out an effective treatment plan to alleviate those issues. A team of cardiovascular specialists developed EHR software and diagnostic tools to efficiently manage vital patient information for healthcare practices, ultimately founding Objective Medical Systems. This niche technology has been able to streamline the work of medical personnel and reduce human error, as well as save time and money for both the doctors and the patients.