As they become more readily available more and more business professionals are discovering how useful an iPad can be and it seems medical professionals are no exceptions. The one thing that may worry patients who see their physicians using the tablet is how secure their information is going to be if stored on such a device.
One app that has been launched to ensure that everything remains HIPAA complaint is called Nimble. Designed specifically for the iPad by Clear Practice , this comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) application has the potential to transform the use of technology in the doctor’s office.
Nimble allows various office staff and medical practitioners access to medical records, patient notes and billing as well as e scripts and lab results. All the transactions are considered HIPAA compliant as connecting through Wi-Fi or 3G to the ClearPractice cloud eliminates the need for data storage on the iPad itself.
Nimble incorporates throwback features from ClearPractice’s software-as-a-service EMR software, and intial users are being dangled quite a nice carrot to make the move. According to a company press release ClearPractice is giving a free iPad and copy of Nimble to the first 500 physicians who subscribe to its EMR and Practice Management solution.
The release of Nimble now of course positions Clear Practice to take advantage of the funding provided by Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act which will be available from the beginning of 2011 to medical professionals who can demonstrate meaningful use of EMRs.
The following is a video presentation of some of the Nimble app’s capabilities.