The article highlights how Angel MedFlight’s development team created an iPad medical charting application, MedLog2, and soon saw a need to explore and expand storage solutions for its digital content. After not finding a canned solution, the team opted to build their own solution and integrate Salesforce and Amazon Web Services.
“In the aviation healthcare industry, transmission of information is vital to the success of our operation,” said Paul Green, Angel MedFlight’s Chief Information Officer. We needed a tool that was flexible and dynamic enough to expand as we grow but also be able to maintain our associates’ familiarity with existing workflows.”
After exploring different options, the team chose to build an application within Salesforce to directly integrate to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for digital content storage due to its strong security posture and the ability to architect for HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliance on the platform. By building a custom application on Salesforce to integrate directly to Amazon S3 for storage, Angel MedFlight’s IT team kept a consistent end-user experience in place.
Angel MedFlight’s custom application directly integrates with Amazon S3 via an API and pulls all uploaded data immediately into AWS. Employees can edit, replace, or delete attachments and records depending on their role and permissions. These enhancements allow clinicians in the field to better utilize technology and improve the patient experience all while at 40,000 feet in the air.
“Angel MedFlight has always used technology to aid in our delivery of best-in-class patient care. Technology has and continues to be a catalyst for advancement as we navigate an ever-changing healthcare industry,” said Kim Halloran, Angel MedFlight’s Vice President of Business Development.
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services partners with healthcare providers to safely transport patients from anywhere in the world for the life-changing care they need. Our in-house patient advocates manage the complete insurance preauthorization process, and our team of flight coordinators are available 24/7 so patients can reach the highest quality of care as soon as possible. Angel MedFlight and their aviation Part 135 partners use a Learjet fleet of medically-configured aircraft for critical care and smoother, faster travel. Visit Angel MedFlight.com to learn more.