Wyle Labs has selected iPatientCare Inc. to provide the NASA Human Research Program with an ambulatory electronic health record for the exploration medical demonstration project, according to joint company statement.
The project is intended to help remote medical teams diagnose, treat and perform procedures for NASA's exploration crew during medical emergencies, said Kedar Mehta, iPatientCare CTO.
iPatientCare's EHR data archival system will store and review the health information of crew members from a data distribution system service bus, added Shahab Shaikh, iPatientCare's senior integration specialist.
Shripal Shah, iPatientCare's senior technology officer and EMSD project manager, said the project includes hardware and informatics software to capture, store, manage and share health information of astronauts during space missions.
The EMSD on the International Space Station will attempt to demonstrate that several medical tools such as usage monitoring, guided medical procedures, support tool, EHR, dry electrode physiologic monitor, flexible ultrasound and a video system can be made into one medical system.
“We require a technically robust EHR system that can be customized to meet our interoperability requirements,“ said David Rubin, Wyle EMSD project manager.
“We chose iPatientCare's EHR because of its compliant software architecture and highly functional integration brokering architecture that makes this customization possible,“ he added.
Wyle plans to unify the EHR with electrocardiography, ultrasound and assisted medical procedures, according to Rubin.