Henry Ford Health System, VisionIT launch mHealth communication tool CareTrail


CareTrail is a mobile application that promises to dramatically improve the way clinicians collaborate with one another. The patient-centered, secure mobile communication platform also addresses other related issues desired by clinical care providers such as on-call scheduling and clinician availability. It combines the most popular features from social media without compromising patient privacy, allowing clinicians to engage in real time “Twitter like” communications regarding patient care at any time, from any location. And similar to Facebook, the care team creates an individual “page” for each patient that can store the entire secure conversation as long as necessary. CareTrail can also be interfaced with most electronic health records. In addition to use at Henry Ford, the solution is now available to any hospital or health system, homecare agency, or other professional medical group.