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Startup develops patient-care software

May 5, 2014
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CareDisplays is developing touch-screen software to improve patients’ hospital stays. Photo via startgarden.com

A startup is developing touch-screen software to improve communication between patients and caregivers during hospital stays.

Start Garden, the $15-million seed fund in Grand Rapids, said last month that it will invest $5,000 in CareDisplays.

Eric McKee, founder of CareDisplays, said that patient-to-caregiver communication often relies on a  whiteboard, and the interaction can be improved through a mobile interface.

“Hospitals are looking for ways to improve patient satisfaction, and communication with family members is a critical point of contact with their customers,” McKee said.

CareDisplays said that its software allows hospital caregivers to input data on a patient’s stay to present quality information on an easy-to-read interface.

The goal is to improve the patient experience and overall patient satisfaction through the communication platform, while reducing hospital inefficiencies and errors.

CareDisplays will use the initial Start Garden funds to develop a prototype of the software and conduct evaluations with clinicians to validate efficient data entry and the product’s cost-effectiveness. 

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