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Loggerhead Marinelife Center implements new electronic medical record system

The hospital staff at Loggerhead Marinelife Center is pleased to announce their latest efforts toward sustainability and cutting-edge medical technology! LMC recently implemented the Center’s first-ever completely electronic medical record-keeping system, Caretta.

It took 14 months to build the revolutionary record-keeping system. Now, instead of writing individual stranding reports and records, LMC’s veterinary staff can create and view all sea turtle patient information directly in Caretta. They can also upload ultrasound, radiograph and endoscopy images and check patient records from anywhere on campus or offsite. Plus, the tablets and Teguar medical grade computer used can sustain even the messiest projects, such as food preparation.

“We are so grateful to have the Caretta system,” said Dr. Charles Manire, LMC director of rehabilitation and research. “This innovative technology will greatly aid in producing accurate and timely patient records, as well as increase efficiency and sustainability in the sea turtle hospital.”

Not only is the system more efficient and reliable; it’s also a major effort toward conservation. Using Caretta on a daily basis will greatly eliminate the amount of paper, folders, filing cabinets and other materials, which will help reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint, on campus waste and keep in line with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Campus Sustainability Initiative.

Caretta is a custom electronic medical records system powered by Arkelope Design. Learn more at http://caretta.works/.