This Software Helps Doctors Retrieve a Patient’s Medical Record

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 14, 2016
References: getmedal & techcrunch
Lonnie Rae Kurlander recently developed a type of medical software that makes it easier for doctors to retrieve a patient's medical records. When consumers show up at the ER, doctors generally have no idea what kind of medication they are taking or what their past medical history entails. This situation is not only frustrating for hospital staff, but it can also lead to fatal outcomes if the incorrect medication or treatment is administered.

'Medal' is designed to solve this very problem by making it fast, easy and secure for doctors to access a patient's medical records, regardless of where the patient is from or who their primary care physician might be. The medical software is easy to install and it is compatible with nearly any hospital system. The software works by analyzing patient data and converting it into organized records that can be read by humans and machines. As a result, doctors can instantly pull up a patient's record as soon as he or she enters the hospital.

The software not only makes hospitals more efficient, but it can also lead to better and more targeted patient care.