Xerox targets healthcare with more IT products

Infotech Lead America: Xerox revealed its solutions and innovations on how the company is helping simplify healthcare.

Xerox’s Midas+ solutions can help reduce readmission rates and improve monitoring of in-home aftercare by using the data derived from predictive analysis.

Xerox’s Midas+ solutions provide data by tracking patients through a hospital’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. Hospitals could use this technology to charge for value instead of procedures.

Tools like Midas+ get hospitals closer to achieving a level of  “zero-defects” by giving providers easily accessible information which they can analyse to create the best possible plan of action.

According to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, venture capitalists who realize the potential of technological innovations in healthcare have channeled $955 million into healthcare IT, tripling from the $343 million invested three years ago.

Xerox works on healthcare solutions and technologies that reduces the burden of paperwork so that practitioners can spend more focussing on care,  monitoring patients’ health, preventing complications and helping patients understand their healthcare choices.

Xerox has research centers in India and the U.S. where researchers work on protecting  infection-prone premature infants by monitoring their vital signs with video streams instead of putting electrodes on fragile skin or attaching sensors to an ear or fingertip. The new system uses an overhead video and thermal camera on the infant to obtain accurate pulse, breathing and body temperature readings.

The Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France, is working on a system to analyze medical records and search for specific terms, sequences of facts, drug names and how they are linked to determine if a patient may have contracted an infection. It then alerts hospital staff of the risk.

Xerox is also working on a “smart” medication packaging to help patients manage their daily pill regimen. The system organizes medication to avoid adverse drug interactions and coordinate information between doctors, specialists, pharmacists and patients.

Xerox’s Digital Nurse Assistant increases efficiency and patient interaction by displaying the patients’ data real time on a bedside monitor and on the attending nurse’s mobile device. This gives the nurse quick access to relevant information and saves time.

Xerox focuses on using mobile, consumer-powered technology to deliver health and insurance information to patients and to provide caregivers the insight to decide on treatment.

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