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CritiTrac iOS Application Recognized with FutureEdge 50 Award

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 18, 2019 by itnerd

ChristanaCare’s CritiTrac iOS application, which supports real-time documentation during a Code Blue emergency, has been recognized with a 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG’s CIO.

A Code Blue is when a hospital care team rapidly responds to resuscitate a person in cardiac arrest. CritiTrac is designed to reduce variability, better coordinate care delivery and improve data collection during Code Blue events. Developed at ChristianaCare’s Health & Technology Innovation Center, the iPad app is designed to be standard equipment on ChristianaCare’s Code Blue resuscitation carts, which are pre-staged throughout the hospital to ensure readiness for Code Blue events.

Through the iPad app, signoff is done electronically, and caregiver and patient identification is performed using bar code scanning with the built-in camera.

The FutureEdge 50 award is given to organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future.

The FutureEdge 50 award is another example of how ChristianaCare is a digital leader in health care.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.