BEDFORD, Mass. – November 25, 2013 – Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that Carego International has successfully launched new software built with the ProgressÒ PacificÔ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to help remote health clinics improve quality of care in developing regions around the world.
Carego International improves the health status of underserved populations by advancing healthcare delivery through both innovative modular facilities and cloud-based IT solutions. While working to bring turnkey clinics and hospitals to countries like Kenya in the mid 2000’s, CEO Steve Landman found that existing medical software used by hospitals wasn’t compatible with local needs, largely due to complexity and an inability to tolerate frequent Internet service outages common in developing regions.
After an initial effort using Salesforce.com failed to meet requirements and translation needs, Carego turned to the Progress Pacific application development platform, a key component of the Progress Pacific PaaS. Using the visual development and cloud capabilities of the Progress Pacific solution, the company built Carego Complete, an integrated, cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) Practice Management application that automates clinical, hospital and business processes for small to mid-sized clinics. The low-cost, easy-to-deploy and manage solution reduces redundancy and errors, while improving productivity and quality of patient care. It also enables the ability to capture massive amounts of valuable data that would otherwise go undocumented.
Carego Complete helps medical organizations streamline operations with its intuitive and user-friendly features, which include patient scheduling, charting and history, electronic prescriptions, referral lab tests, billing and more. Because Carego customers operate in developing areas around the world, it is critical that the Progress solution enables Carego Complete to function anywhere, and with minimal management complexity. Carego is currently using Progress Pacific software to add mobile functionality in future releases of the application.
About Carego International
Carego is a technology driven, social impact organization focused on bringing affordable and effective quality care to those that need it the most. We are committed to transforming healthcare delivery in emerging markets through cloud-based open source products, self-contained facilities and expert consulting services. We believe in empowering healthcare providers with the tools needed to move healthcare forward – to a truly electronic, interoperable and efficient healthcare system. By improving health systems, we help our customers deliver quality care and improve the health of the populations they are serving. For more information, visit http://caregointl.com/
About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.
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