MedRed was pleased to be an exhibitor at the 2015 National Veterans Small Business Engagement Conference, held from November 17 to November 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The engagement, which brought together thousands of veterans, federal agency representatives and small and large businesses, included keynote speeches from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, General Dennis L. Via, Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, and Horace L. Blackman from the Health & Life Sciences organization within Lockheed Martin.
At the meeting, MedRed representatives, including CEO Dr. William Kennedy Smith MD and Community Liaison Conrad Clyburn, attended sessions and spoke with veterans, federal agency representatives and Veteran Owned Small Businesses about collaborations to help improve the quality, efficacy, availability and affordability of military and veteran health services. Mr. Clyburn, a retired army officer, said of the conference, “Events like this really help MedRed to better connect with its mission, the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Veteran community we serve. It was a very productive and worthwhile meeting.”
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MedRed CEO Dr. William Kennedy Smith MD participates in a wreath laying at the gravesite of his uncle President John F. Kennedy to commemorate his contributions to the U.S. Army Special Forces at Arlington Cemetery, on October 20, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. In 1961 President Kennedy authorized U.S. Army Special Forces to wear the Green Beret. Today's ceremony was held to honor Kennedy's vision to build a dedicated counterinsurgency force 50 years ago.
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MedRed is pleased to announce that it is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health team that was recently awarded the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract by the U.S. Department of Defense. The goal of the DHMSM contract is to modernize the United States military’s health information technology systems, enabling patients and clinicians to better capture and share health data that can improve the continuity, quality and outcomes of healthcare. MedRed, which has developed and deployed cutting edge medical informatics for over a decade, will serve as a subcontractor on the $4.3 billion DHMSM contract in support of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health team and Department of Defense leadership as they work to improve military healthcare and medical readiness.
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MedRed has been named by
FEDHEALTHIT as a leading small business with domain expertise in clinical care delivery and health information systems. Criteria used in making the determination included:
In writing about MedRed, FEDHEALTHIT noted: "MedRed, LLC is a medical informatics software company founded in 2004 by William Kennedy Smith, MD. Dr. Smith is a board-certified physiatrist, and a recognized expert on prosthetics, rehabilitation and medical informatics. Their TBI Toolbox, which was selected in 2010 as a winner of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Industry Innovation Award, has become an enterprise solution for identifying, tracking, diagnosing, and studying traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) for active duty military personnel and veterans. In addition, they were a winner of the VA-sponsored Medical Appointment Scheduling contest. They have shown through these successes an innovative and clinical edge that aligned with the HUBZone designation they received in late 2014 makes them unique in the Field. Aligned with the winning Leidos/Cerner/Accenture team, they should bring an innovative and clinical bent to the DHMSM project."
MedRed Founder, Dr. William Kennedy Smith, was honored by the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) for his work in developing a curriculum on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) that has been taught at Medical Schools and Universities nationally. NPR Correspondent Scott Simon presented the award to Dr. Smith at a Gala on September 17th hosted by the embassy of France in Washington, DC.
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MedRed, LLC, a medical informatics software company, announced today that it has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration for participation in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The HUBZone program encourages economic development and employment growth in urban and rural communities by awarding certified businesses with preferential federal government procurement opportunities.
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MedRed Founder, Dr. William Kennedy Smith will lead a panel discussion at the Wharton Innovation Summit on the topic of: Engaging the Capabilities of Government, Academia and Industry to Solve the Challenges of Health Information Technology.
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The purpose of the workshop is to engage the CalConnect membership with the panelists in a meaningful discussion of healthcare scheduling needs and requirements in the context of calendaring and scheduling standards and interoperability. Out of this discussion CALCONNECT participants are hoping to learn, at a functional level, what does Healthcare have today in C&S, and what does HealthCare need in C&S that they do not have today, and what Healthcare will need tomorrow.
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MedRed, LLC has been awarded United States Patent number US 8,900,141 B2 for an Integrated Method and System for Diagnosis Determination. The patent covers the technology underlying MedRed's groundbreaking Balto Smart Forms and TBI Toolbox Applications. The inventors are MedRed CEO Dr. William Kennedy Smith, Software Developer John Creed and Senior Vice President Jim Christensen. Said Dr. Smith, "We are please to be awarded this patent in the area of medical diagnostics. It is an important validation of the strength of the MedRed team and the importance of the work we are doing at the cutting edge of healhcare analytics.
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MedRed takes first place with comprehensive system that advances scheduling capacities for all involved in veterans' care.
Washington DC – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Health eTime as the first place winner of the VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. Developed through a collaboration between MedRed LLC and BT Americas inc., the Health eTime 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 for outpatient and ambulatory care from the Veterans Health Administration (VA).
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OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. The organization supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for numerous open source software applications including the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record.
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Washington DC – MedRed and BT Americas Inc. have teamed their resources to develop an open source, medical scheduling, application for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The application, called Health eTime, will be donated to the VA’s Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) as part of the America Competes VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. The contest is designed to encourage industry involvement in updating VistA, the VA’s enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record.
Richmond VA- MedRed has completed a 200-day field trial of its Balto-enabled TBI Toolbox software as part of the VA Innovation Initiative. The field trial took place at the VA’s Hunter Holmes McGuire Polytrauma Center in Richmond, VA, one of 5 nationally recognized VA Polytrauma Centers. Performance metrics in the areas of: Technical Viability, Usability and, Decision Support were collected throughout the field trial. The application performed well within technical specifications. 84% of users reported that they strongly agreed or agreed that system responsiveness was acceptable. 91% found the features easily accessible. 74% of users strongly agreed or agreed the system provides process improvement while 68% strongly agreed or agreed the system improves continuity of care. Based on projections submitted by service leads, after full adoption by Rehabilitation Services, the TBI Toolbox application is projected to eliminate the need for the collection of over 19,000 paper forms per year, thereby streamlining data collection and storage, while facilitating data analysis and decision-making.
Washington DC – MedRed CEO, Dr. William Kennedy Smith, spoke at an invitation only “Blue Ribbon” symposium titled “Unleashing the Power of Health Information Technology for Wounded Warriors: Liberating Data for Research” held on November 14, 2011 at the U.S. Library of Congress. This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) and One Mind for Research, brought together over 60 distinguished participants from the military, veterans, government, industry, academia, non-profit and medical fields. The goal of this event was to develop strategies for leveraging emerging Health Information Technology (HIT) evolutions in databases, point-of-care data capture/decision support, and open source technology to dramatically enhance research, diagnostics, and evidence-based care for wounded U.S. Service Members, veterans and ultimately all citizens afflicted by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
The speakers and panelists provided thought leadership and reflected on lessons learned from data aggregation and federation efforts in the federal and industry spaces, described the current landscape at the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs, and discussed the network and technology choices in building the right platform to enable data sharing paradigms across entities. A concluding panel encapsulated the earlier discussions and provided recommendations on priorities that need to be addressed to develop strategies for leveraging emerging HIT evolutions. A final report on the event is forthcoming.
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Washington DC – MedRed, LLC participated on the Technology Showcase and panel discussion on September 12, 2011 held during HIT week. The one-day event was put on by the Capitol Hill “Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics” to highlight the progress, problems, and future steps needed to deliver better and more effective healthcare. The event featured remarks by Honorary Co-Chair Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee; Neal Neuberger, Executive Director for the Institute for e-Health Policy; Paul McRae, Vice President for Public Sector and Healthcare at AT&T; and Rochelle Rollins PhD, Director for the Division of Policy and Data at the Office of Minority Health (OMH).
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Washington DC – U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced MedRed LLC as a winner of the VAi2 Industry Innovation Competition in his address to the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday December 15th. As a result of the selection, MedRed has been awarded a contract to pilot its TBI Toolbox system at the McGuire VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, Virginia.
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MedRed was awarded a $500,000 contract by the Center for Neurologic And Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) to expand and improve the research data collection system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC).
MedRed LLC was awarded a contract by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center to implement the MedRed Chart system at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center (NNMC).
MedRed personnel, under the leadership of CEO Dr. William Kennedy Smith, participated in a two-day workshop at the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) aimed at catalyzing the development and implementation of Common Data Elements CDE for Traumatic Brain Injury research.
MedRed was awarded a contract to develop data elements for the Center for Neurologic And Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).
(May 20, 2009 | Federal Telemedicine News)
MedRed Responder (Formerly EFR MedCom) is an emergency first responder command and communications platform enabling faster and more accurate analysis and response to complex emergencies.
(May 1, 2009 | Project Disaster)
A Chicago-based developer of personal health records and clinical support systems for the military is launching a new platform for civilian use. MedRed, LLC, unveiled its MedRed Responder (Formerly EFR MedCom) emergency first responder command and communications platform at last month’s HIMSS09 conference and exhibition in Chicago.
(May 1, 2009 | Health Care IT News | Eric Wicklund, Managing Editor)
A Chicago-based developer of personal health records and clinical support systems for the military is launching a new platform for civilian use.
(April 17, 2009 | Med-Tech IQ)
MedRed LLC has developed a technology that will bring emergency responders medical information at the point of care in "real time and on the go," the company announced this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference.
(April 13, 2009 | AHIP Solutions SmartBrief)
Chicago-based MedRed has devised an application designed to boost coordination and communication among emergency responders during catastrophes, natural disasters and other situations.
April 10, 2009 | Wisconsin Technology News
CHICAGO - MedRed LLC has developed a technology that will bring emergency responders medical information at the point of care in "real time and on the go," the company announced this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference.