Shifting to Mobile-based Care Strategies for Improved Patient...

Shifting to Mobile-based Care Strategies for Improved Patient Health Monitoring

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, July 26, 2019

Charlie Kim, President and CEO, Soom

Mobile applications on the patient portal empower patient health monitoring.

FERMONT, CA: Soom, pioneering the barcode and knowledge graph techniques to bridge information gaps between data sources and physical products, has introduced SoomSafety, an iOS-based mobile app that enables users to scan a medical device and obtain directions directly from the device maker and USFDA for application, security, and recalling information.

SoomSafety is the first application to use openFDA, open-source databases that allow developers to use FDA data in applications quickly and easily. Soom empowers patients and caregivers to manage their medical devices proactively for enhanced patient outcomes and peace of mind.  “We built SoomSafety to help patients and caregivers relying on implanted medical devices and using medical devices at home answer one critical question, 'Is this medical device safe to use? Our technology makes it possible to connect previously siloed medical device data, giving patients—and their caregivers—more proactive control over their health and safety,” says Charlie Kim, President and CEO of Soom.

In order to automatically recognize the device and store it in the app, SoomSafety users scan the barcode on a medical device such as an insulin pump, nebulizer or apnea monitor. The application also specifies, and stores implanted medical devices such as artificial joints, pacemakers, and heart valves by scanning the barcode on the identification card of a patient's medical device. “I've experienced first-hand what it feels like to wonder if a medical device that your loved one uses—relies on—is safe. It’s a feeling that no patient, parent or caregiver should have to endure. That's why at Soom we're dedicated to finding new ways to use technology to ensure clarity and confidence in the medical devices we use,” adds Kim.

Soom utilizes proven technology and science to allow interoperability, security, cooperation, and effectiveness across the value chain of health care. The firm provides a cloud-based enterprise SaaS platform that offers an easy solution for the healthcare industry that allows for master data precision, data management, error correction, and eventually enhanced patient safety. The Soom platform is a robust knowledge graph that connects siloed databases and meets GS1 requirements and worldwide UDI requirements. “Future releases of SoomSafety will allow for more direct to consumer interaction between patients and medical device manufactures. Additionally, SoomSafety will be expanded to include pharmaceutical drug safety and recall information,” concludes Kim.

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