Developer network Bentley announced today it will launch an Android app called Predix for people who need to see medical data in the cloud.
Predix can read data from medical devices, such as MRI machines, blood pressure monitors, and CT scans.
Predices data will be uploaded to a Predix app for viewing.
Bentley’s CEO, James Bentley, said the app will enable people to get the same level of information as they do on their desktop computers, but at a lower cost.
Billed as the first Android application for doctors, it has been approved by the FDA for clinical trials.
Bents CEO said the goal is to create a platform for physicians to provide patients with a quick and easy way to get a high-quality, low-cost, cloud-based medical device.
Predix will work in the same way that apps such as Baidu’s HealthIQ or Amazon’s Healthkit are used to connect people to medical devices and medical information.
Predicates data will reside in a Predices app, so users can look up data and information from their devices, but not share the information.
It’s a similar concept to Baidus HealthIQ, but for devices that can be used by doctors and other healthcare professionals.
“We wanted to create an app that doctors can use to access information that doctors do not want to have their medical information in their pocket, but can access online at any time,” Bentley said.
The Bentley app will have a feature that lets doctors see the results of any test, procedure, and treatment done by other health professionals.
“We’ll also make it easy for doctors to search and view data from any device or device category,” Bent, who previously worked for Apple, said.
Users can upload their data and then view it on a Predice app that will have their data saved locally, on the device.
The app will also be able to analyze and make recommendations on which device a person might want to view data on.
“Predix is built on Predix’ existing data-based content management system, Predix Data Manager, which provides a central repository for data that physicians use in their practice, such data is stored on Predices Data Manager servers.
Predice data will then be delivered to patients through Predix apps,” Bent said.
Predice will also let doctors look up information and medical conditions on a device or a device category, such like a blood pressure monitor, while using the Predix data.
“The Predix platform can help physicians provide a more streamlined, secure, and cost-effective healthcare experience for their patients.
We’re excited to be working with a company like Bentley to bring this new feature to life,” Bent added.
The app is a partnership between Bentley and a company called Predex, which was founded by Bentley’s former boss at Amazon, Jeff Bezos.
The Bentleys company is owned by the same parent company that owns Predex.
Bento said Predix will provide a faster way for people to access medical information, including medical conditions, tests, treatments, and diagnoses.
Bents CEO noted that the company has partnered with other companies that have similar applications, such the health insurer Anthem, which has partnered to provide health information and diagnosis data to doctors.