Público Online, February 21, 2006
The hospital management software ALERT®, that allows the removal of all paper used for the registration of clinical procedures, and developed by the Portuguese company MNI, was tested successfully in the United States, according to information given by the company itself.
According to information reported by MNI - Médicos Na Internet, ALERT® published another IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) statement, after being tested, in real time, in an event that brought together software suppliers for the healthcare sector, in the USA.
This innovative software was developed under the Prime DemTec (Incentive Scheme for the Implementation of Pilot Projects Related to Technologically Innovative Products, Processes and Systems) project, and is already being tested in Portuguese and Spanish hospitals.
ALERT® enables to digitally record and share patient information and corresponding clinical episodes online, providing easy and quick access to data.
MNI reports, "This software also allows the efficient management of all available resources, avoids repetition of clinical exams, and documents all the actions of healthcare professionals, further enabling to analyze the institution's operations."
ALERT® was developed by a multidisciplinary team, which included physicians, hospital administrators, department managers, nurses, ancillaries, registrars, software developers and communication designers.
This tool uses touch-screen technology (commands are given by touching the screen), reducing the need for keyboard and mouse.
Founded in 1999, MNI is part of the COTEC Portugal Network of Innovative SME, and is currently expanding to Brazil, USA and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg).