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DocBox, Inc. Awarded $1.6 Million Department of Defense Contract

 September 26, 2011

The medical device company DocBox, Inc. (http://www.docboxinc.com), announces a $1.6 million research and development contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for developing an integrated clinical environment (ICE) platform that is designed to meet FDA approval. DocBox is based in Waltham, MA.

“This technology will help improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery at the patient bedside while reducing health care costs. The DocBox platform is based on the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) architecture, which will enable us to run point of care “apps” for decision support, workflow and safety.” Tracy Rausch, CTO, and Co-Founder

A Waltham-based team of biomedical and software engineers has received a $1.6 million DoD contract to develop an ICE platform that integrates medical devices around a patient’s bedside. The research, “Integrating Clinical Technologies for Military Health,” will be led by Tracy Rausch, CCE, CTO, and Co-Founder. The research will also include a pre-clinical trial to be conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to seeking FDA approval. The Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) will provide program management oversight. TATRC supports innovative technology to address critical gaps in DoD medical research programs.

Julian M. Goldman, MD, CIMIT Director of Medical Device Interoperability, practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare System, will oversee test preparations at Massachusetts General Hospital with the help of CIMIT.

DocBox expects to solve a key clinical care need, by developing a platform that connects to medical devices and the EMR to improve the accuracy of the EMR and to run point of care apps. These apps will aid in clinical workflow management, and will improve clinical decision-making and patient safety.

About DocBox, Inc:

DocBox is integrating innovative technology with medical devices. One of DocBox's primary goals is to save the valuable time of the most important asset in health care, the clinical staff. By working towards eliminating manual documentation of many standardized health care processes, clinical staff can spend less time transcribing data and more time taking care of patients. Integrating medical devices will also improve patient safety while reducing the cost of health care. For more information, contact info@docboxinc.com.