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  • November 13 2012


    The Women’s Health team is very excited to announce the 510K clearance of FetaLink+. We recognize that OBGYN providers are constantly on the go and need immediate access to key maternal and fetal information from any location. FetaLink+ is a native application for use on iPads and iPhones. It will allow OB providers visibility to what’s going on within the hospital by displaying maternal and fetal monitoring data and additional clinical data such as EDD, EGA, cervical exam status, annotations -- just to name a few.

    This has been a tremendous effort by multiple teams at Cerner. Our IP and Usability teams worked directly with doctors to ensure an optimal user experience that is fast, easy and smart.

    Below are some FAQs about the new solution. You can also contact me directly to learn more about FetaLink+.

    What does the Women’s Health Mobile solution offer?

    FetaLink+ accesses and displays maternal and fetal monitoring information that is collected at the bedside, allowing remote viewing from iPhones or iPads. The solution provides a graphical display of the relationship between fetal heart rates and contraction data. It also displays waveforms and annotations, and provides mobile access to key pregnancy related data: EDD, EGA, cervical exam status, gravida para. FetaLink+ creates efficiency at the point of care, linking the flow of data from medical devices to mobile device in a manner that supports display needs of clinicians in acute and outpatient settings.

    Who is the target user?

    Initially, we are targeting the physicians for the Women’s Health Mobile application. There are future development thoughts on rolling this type of functionality out to nursing and other pertinent roles across the maternity care continuum.

    Are there any technical requirements for the solution?

    2012.01 and iBus 2.0 will be required.

    Is this Citrix-based?

    No, while many of our clients are using the Citrix client to enable mobile functionality today, the Women’s Health mobile application will be written natively to mobile devices and not leverage Citrix.

    What are the pre-requisites?

    The Women’s Health Mobile Solution will require PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink licenses, along with a Millennium agreement.

    Is Women’s Health Mobile secure? Does it meet HIPAA compliance?

    The Women’s Health Mobile solution is being developed for secure access to patient data and will meet HIPAA compliance for patient privacy.

    What devices will this be supported on?

    Initially, we are targeting the iPad and the iPhone, but further device rollout will be announced as known.

    Who will be implementing the solution?

    The initial implementation will be serviced by a combination of the Women’s Health ABU resources and Intellectual Property group developing the solution. As the solution becomes GA, a more scalable deployment approach will be determined.

    When will this be available for our global clients?

    Because fetal strip viewing is a regulated solution in most countries, we will need to get appropriate regulatory compliance for each country wanting to use it. The priorities of these will be set with the Cerner representatives responsible for each area of interest.

    Patrizia joined Cerner in October 2005 as a member of the velocity program. In 2006, Patrizia accepted a global assignment in the United Kingdom where she led the maternity design efforts for the National Project specifically working with the trusts located in the Southern Programme. After a year, Patrizia was asked to remain in the UK and serve as Team Lead and R1 Project Manager within the UK Sim Lab. In September 2008, she moved to the Paris office and led all providing care consulting teams as Practice Manager. In 2010, she moved back to the United States and joined the Women’s Health ABU. Within the ABU, Patrizia has held a number of positions including her latest responsibility serving as both IP Strategist and manager of the ABU’s development and strategy team. Prior to joining Cerner, Patrizia worked in a number of positions ranging from sales to marketing and even was a French teacher at Bishop Ward High School. Patrizia received her bachelor’s degrees in International Business and French from William Jewell College, and a Master’s in Management from Baker University.

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