New software aims to improve communication, patient handoffs

September 2, 2015

With one click of his mouse, Auron Priestly, MD, CEO and founder of Kolkin Corp. in Newport Beach, California, accesses care plan information for a patient named Richard Sanderson. He quickly types in new orders, and with another click, the record is updated for the rest of his clinical team.

This particular patient is fictional, as is his theoretical care team, but the Web-based platform that lists information for a dozen different patients is very real. It’s all part of an online demonstration he provided to Patient Safety Monitor Journal, showcasing a new software program he developed intended to improve patient handoffs and allow physicians to seamlessly update care plans. The software gives him, and other physicians, the ability to update patient information within seconds, while making it accessible to other clinicians who may be treating the patient.

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