Electronic health record company Allscripts has developed a native app for Windows 8.1 devices, called Allscripts Wand, two years after the company first launched the app for iOS devices.
While there are many health-related apps available for the Windows platform, there are few native EHR apps available in the Windows app store.
Wand aims to help providers check their daily schedule, review a patient’s chart, and record medical notes. Caregivers can also place orders, respond to clinical messages, and take photos to document medical conditions. The app also has some Windows-specific features. Physicians can electronically prescribe medications directly to the patient’s preferred pharmacy using Microsoft Bing Maps and also use Microsoft's Bing Speech feature to dictate information.
The app for Windows was a collaboration with Georgia-based orthopaedic medical group Resurgens Orthopaedics. The medical group helped Allscripts with its proof of concept and provided feedback after testing the product on HP tablets.
"Our practice and our patients both benefit from the Windows 8.1 solution as it overcomes previous issues we've encountered before with other products," Bradley Dick, Chief Information Officer, Resurgens Orthopaedics, said in a statement. "We are now in the process of making the Windows 8.1 EHR app an option for physicians and medical staff."
Intel and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton also collaborated with Allscripts to develop the app. In 2012, Allscripts partnered with Microsoft to expand its Allscripts Application Developer Program (ADP).