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 are based on its Patented (Patent No. US 8,900,141 B2) Balto Smart
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
•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 •
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:
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
Click below to view a demonstration of Balto
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, 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
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
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.
NwHIN Connect Community Portal