Congratulations to Team Smartcare from Carnegie Mellon University, for taking home 2nd place in the US National Finals of the Imagine Cup 2005, Software Design Invitational!

Bryan Shen, Mark Pimental, and Andy Shen

About Smartcare, in their own words (full bios here, in Word)
SmartCare is a healthcare platform that provides easy, more-secure sharing of patient information without the need to completely replace existing information technology infrastructure. Relying on electronic medical record standards such as Health Level Seven (HL7) and Continuity of Care Record (CCR), hospitals will be able to interface with the SmartCare system to connect, search and correspond with the national network of healthcare providers.

SmartCare also provides the tools to use this information toward more efficient management of appointments, tasks and communications for healthcare workers. Through the SmartCare Task Scheduler, a patient’s medical records will be analyzed alongside dynamic feeds of vital signs and other monitoring information to provide hospital wards with improved tracking, alert and error-reporting services.

Team Smartcare utilized the Microsoft® .NET Framework to its fullest. ASP.NET, ADO.NET and XML Web services are used to create the Web interfaces necessary to interconnect medical databases. The SmartCare Task Scheduler runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile™ 2003 software for Pocket PCs and uses Visual C#® under the .NET Compact Framework 1.1.