Validus Medical Systems, Inc., a privately held healthcare IT firm founded by veteran entrepreneur David Kashtan, formally launched its breakthrough bi-directional mobile software solution for hospital systems. The Validus inTouchTM software system was developed by Kashtan, a team of leading physicians, software engineers, cloud computing experts, and network security specialists to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. Better care means better results and lower costs. This network-based system will, for example, help eliminate the incidence of costly test duplication, medical errors, and prescription oversights that lead to medical misadventures.
“The Validus approach has been to adapt to the devices the physicians already use in their medical practices and personal lives.”
The inTouchTM software suite can be used from any browser using a smart phone, tablet PC, desktop, or laptop. The core features of this network-based suite of tools include comprehensive Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), real-time patient information, speech recognition, customizable order sets, complete end-to-end medication reconciliation, discharge document creation, integration with Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and support for existing paper workflow. The inTouchTM user interface and interoperability are powerful, intuitive and elegant in their simplicity.
"We talked with a lot of doctors and hospital CIOs, and heard a lot of horror stories and frustration with current IT solutions," said Validus Founder and CEO David Kashtan. "Basically, if you can Google, download an iPhone 'app' or order a book on Amazon, you can master inTouchTM in about 10 minutes."
Insights gleaned from the early adopters that have deployed inTouchTM, such as the San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center, both members of the Tenet Healthcare system, speak to the degree to which this technology is improving the practice of medicine.
“Validus is solving problems that other companies don't seem to be able to solve, and doing it in a cost effective way,” said San Ramon Regional Medical Center CEO Gary Sloan.
“The typical approach is to force doctors to adapt to the hardware and software provided by the hospital," said Los Alamitos Medical Center CEO Michele Finney. "The Validus approach has been to adapt to the devices the physicians already use in their medical practices and personal lives."