How CrossChx's Internet of Healthcare will change the sector
We all know about the Internet of Things (IoT). Now it’s finally time for the Internet of Healthcare (IoH).
Columbus, Ohio-based identity resolution provider CrossChx has put together plans to develop a connected IoH framework for the healthcare sector, which will allow the production of several new innovations that have been on the table.
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The company will partner with former Health and Human Services chief technology officer Bryan Sivak, as well as former chief medical officer Dr. Jacob Reider.
“Today, the Internet of Things is connecting everything from washing machines to door hardware, but healthcare has continued to operate in silos,” said CrossChx CEO and co-founder Sean Lane. “We are building the Internet of Healthcare to seamlessly connect information, creating what you can think of as a single IP address for every patient.
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“With their combined experience, Bryan and Jacob will help us bring the modern day internet to healthcare,” said Lane. “Our goal is to make it so your experience is much more modern in the hospital.”
Last month, CrossChx launched its digital check-in for hospital waiting rooms called ‘Queue,’ which is expected to reduce wait times by an average of 80 percent.
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The system has already been installed in over 250 U.S. hospitals, representing 36 million patients. Marietta Memorial Hospital in southeast Ohio has averaged less than five-minute waits since implementing the technology.
The combination of a secure sign-in and a fingerprint system for uniting and correcting a patient’s electronic medical records called SafeShx reduces errors and provides managers information on workflow speed.
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Using the fingerprint solution, the hospital staff is able to confirm patient identity both quickly and accurately. According to CrossChx, nearly 10 percent of all medical records are duplicates which can be created by misspellings or typos.
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