Medical Records Institute Unveils Platform for Studying Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 General News J E 4
BOSTON, Aug. 25 Medical Records Institute introduces todaythe Center for Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare (C-PAHC), amembership-based organization that will study and advocate the advancement ofcell phone applications in healthcare.

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C-PAHC envisions the development of a range of healthcare applications oncell phones and cites them as the future conduit of interoperability foressential health information. As the natural successor to the MobileHealthcare Alliance, C-PAHC will work with developers to encourage andcoordinate these developments.

According to C-PAHC executive director C. Peter Waegemann, "A healthcarerevolution is on the horizon. The new capabilities of modern cell phones,smart phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices are creating extraordinary newpossibilities for healthcare. C-PAHC will be the premier organization to studyand advocate these changes."

"C-PAHC will become the international center and market place whereinterested parties can learn what is going on in the field of cell phones inhealthcare," states Waegemann. "C-PAHC will identify applications for whichsolutions are currently developed and available, as well as those underdevelopment. In face-to-face meetings and conference calls, it will provide aneutral platform for developers, healthcare planners, health informaticsprofessionals, healthcare professionals and others to discuss commoninterests."

The Center for Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare is currentlyaccepting membership applications, available online at benefits include discounts to C-PAHC-sponsored events,complimentary C-PAHC audiocasts, and access to C-PAHC reports and articles, aswell as the opportunity to work together to promote common interests andsolutions.

C-PAHC plans several national and international meetings within the nextsix months, including several audiocasts and a developers' workshop, whichwill be hosted in conjunction with the 2009 TEPR+ Conference in February 2009in Palm Springs, California. More information on C-PAHC can be found

About Medical Records Institute

Medical Records Institute's mission is to promote and enhance the journeytowards electronic medical records, e-health, and related informationtechnologies. MRI serves as an international forum for sharing knowledge,experience, and solutions with the healthcare community, especially withhealthcare practitioners and health IT professionals. Most notably, MRI hoststhe annual TEPR Conference.

SOURCE Medical Records Institute


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