Photo: Starstruck in SF

Couldn’t wait until Friday for this one. Happen to be in San Francisco while the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is going on.

Apple Engineer



If you come accross an iphone developer that wants to work on a really cool medical appplication (list of critically ill pts pushed to iphone) please send them my way!




Well according to the announcement, at least you now have a platform for distributing enterprise applications internally. Why not put out an RFP in conjunction with a funder with an interest in this area? Wonder if there's an application of CCR here, that could standardize this data delivery independent of any specific EHR.

Feel free to use this space to talk about your idea if you wish,


The idea is to take the list of patients with critically abnormal vital signs that we have in the EHR and push that list to the pocket of the RRT nurses. THis brings the info closer to them and significantly improves the likelihood of detecting a critical ill pt (speculation, not based on evidence). Please remind me what CCR is? I am looking for funding myself to do this so I don't think I'm at the point yet of finding a funder to put out a RFP.



Hi Barry,

Sorry I was being overly technical – CCR is "continuity of care record" (here's some links to it on my blog with an example at the bottom of how you can decipher it). It's human and machine readable, using XML, and is what Google is using to accept data into their Health application.

My thought was that you give the Rapid Response Team an iPod Touch or two, that grabs a file of patients that meet criteria for needing quick intervention and displays it – CCR is the bridge between the two, meaning the iPod/Phone app wouldn't necessarily need to be EHR vendor specific.

CCR was developed for transfer of care, and patient-centered records, so I might take it one step farther and have this information available to patients and families, too. Imagine if they had access to their loved one's current medication list and could help prevent the rapid response team from being activated in the first place,


Ted Eytan, MD