MedRed develops, sells and supports Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Open Source software applications. Below is a brief description and background for some of these solutions.


Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Applications

MedRed's COTS solutions are based on its Patented (Patent No. US 8,900,141 B2) Balto Smart Forms Architecture.


What is Balto?
Balto integrates data capture and clinical decision support at the point of care into the medical charting process in a flexible, scalable and comprehensive manner.  Central to the system is an Authorware that guides users through the creation of the plug-and-play knowledge bases that dynamically generate a user interface and decision support in the context of electronic data capture. The functionality of this Authorware, and its integration with the electronic data capture tool, provide the basis for this patented System. Anyone can author decision support in Balto! In addition to over 100 standardized and customized forms for Wounded Warrior care, the system currently has plug and play knowledge bases relevant to the following medical disciplines available for distribution:

•Cardiac • Dermatology • Diabetes • Infectious Diseases • Ear/Nose/Throat  •Endocrine • Environmental • Fluids/Electrolytes • Gastrointestinal • Genitourinary •Gynecology • Immunization • Male Reproductive • Mental • Neurology • Obstetrics • Orthopedic • Podiatry • Respiratory • Toxicology • Trauma

Why Balto?
Balto (c.1919-14 March, 1933) was a Siberian husky sled dog that led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, famously delivering the diphtheria antitoxin necessary to combat a deadly outbreak of the disease. The annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race commemorates that run. MedRed's Balto Clinical Decision Support Technology derives its name from its role as an aid, a guide and a companion on the path toward healing.

How is Balto used?
MedRed offers its Balto Smart Form technology for integration with large-scale Electronic Medical Record systems wherever and whenever it is appropriate.  MedRed systems have been certified and deployed on Army, Navy, Military Health Systems and Veterans Affairs networks. Beyond that, MedRed is committed to continuing to develop a suite of Balto-enabled products that set the standard in how evidenced-based medicine can be implemented in the context of the electronic medical record. These products are:


TBI Toolbox Application

MedRed TBI Toolbox is MedRed's Balto enabled, hospital-based electronic data capture and decision support application. The TBI Toolbox is a specifically configured installation of MedRed's patented Commercial-Off-The-Shelf technology used to help diagnose, manage and study Traumatic Brain Injury, often called the signature injury of the war on terror. In 2010 this application was selected as a winner of the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Industry Innovation Award. Today, the TBI Toolbox supports support clinical care and research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Click below to view a demonstration of Balto



MedRed Responder Application

MedRed Responder is a breakthrough emergency first responder command and communications platform that enables faster and more accurate analysis of and response to complex emergencies.  MedRed Responder was unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. It combines MedRed’s advanced Balto system with wireless handheld units incorporating GPS tracking. In addition to clinical decision support, the system enables voice, text and data communications and location-based services to facilitate rapid and effective first response to simple and complex emergencies. EFR MedCom’s internet-based command and control interface links incident command, spatial awareness and user identification into a single system that can integrate with local, state and federal levels of government to create inter-operable, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional emergency response networks. Through the integration of these systems, MedRed delivers the much-needed common operational picture to the first-responders enabling a faster and more accurate analysis and response to complex emergencies.


iHealthManager Personal Health Record Application

Through MedRed's iHealthManager, subscribers and providers can instantly access, update and organize personal health data and images in one secure and convenient location from any place in the world at any time. iHealthManager is medical information “at the ready."  It helps create a personal medical record to safely and securely store health information for access via PC, the web or from our wearable iHealth Key. iHealthManager gives first responders a unique "break-the-glass" capability to access personal health information in the case of a simple or complex emergency. 

Link to iHealthManager


Open Source Applications

Health eTime Medical Scheduling Application

MedRed led the development of Health eTime, which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) selected as the first place winner of the VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. The application was selected over 40 other entrants in the six-month Contest that challenged healthcare IT experts to create systems that help veterans make appointments to receive outpatient and ambulatory care from the VA. Health eTime is an open source, medical scheduling software package designed to integrate with, and augment the functionality of, VistA, the VA’s Electronic Health Record system. Health eTime, which features a user-friendly graphic interface, was able to significantly advance VA medical scheduling capabilities in several key areas. MedRed donated the source code for Health eTime to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) under an Apache 2 license. MedRed is a proud, founding Corporate Member of OSEHRA. 

Link to OSEHRA


Click below to view a 26 minute demonstration of the Health eTime application



Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) CONNECT

MedRed is a partner on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Connect project. CONNECT is an open source project designed to enable the secure, effective exchange of information. CONNECT implements the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) standards and specifications, including Direct project specifications, and offers organizations a robust, scalable platform to exchange health data with their partners, share medical information and improve patient care.

Link to NwHIN Connect Community Portal