Hospital Records Go Digital with the Flash Platform

ImageTrend, a software application developer, is bridging the information and communications gap between first responders and emergency room physicians with a powerful, secure electronic patient records management platform. Using the Adobe Flash Platform and Adobe ColdFusion, ImageTrend created the Hospital Dashboard (an Adobe MAX 2010 Awards finalist) so emergency response personnel and physicians could share medical records before a patient arrives at an emergency room. This paperless solution helps physicians make better decisions about how to care for patients and increases the likelihood of saving a life.

ImageTrend chose to develop the Hospital Dashboard using the Flash Platform because it allows the company to quickly develop, launch and maintain secure, enterprise-level applications—with the potential to expand services to mobile phones and other devices in the future. One of the key technologies used was Adobe ColdFusion, which let ImageTrend expand the user-interface to securely deliver data over the Web and display the information on TVs in the ER.

Along with Adobe ColdFusion, the Hospital Dashboard uses applications built with the Flex framework to gather real-time information and transfer it to an interactive dashboard, which displays the data across various Web browsers. Additionally, Adobe Flash Builder allowed ImageTrend developers to instantly create a higher performing application using features designed to build Flex applications with a ColdFusion back-end. With Adobe’s tools, ImageTrend had what they needed to develop and launch an application at a faster pace while managing millions of patient records more efficiently and lowering hospital costs.

You can learn more about how ImageTrend used Adobe technologies to create the Hospital Dashborad here.

September Free Online Seminars Posted for Adobe AIR & Flex Developers

We have planned a series of free Flash Platform online seminars in September for Adobe AIR and Flex developers. Below is a list of topics and schedule. Hope you can join us. Discover the benefits of the Flash Platform for developing contextual applications for multiple devices, building rich enterprise applications quickly, and distributing and tracking your social applications. Learn about upcoming beta releases from Adobe. Register today!

Contextual Applications: Building Rich Internet Applications that Leverage Multiple Devices
Thursday, September 10, 2009
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific

Adobe Flex for the Enterprise (LiveCycle)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific

Flash Builder for Java Developers
Thursday, September 17, 2009
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific

Achieving Success with Social Applications
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific

Webcast recording: Transcending the Client Experience

Last month I mentioned a webcast featuring a discussion relating to Morgan Stanley’s use of Flex for their “Matrix” rich Internet application. It took longer than I’d have liked, but I finally got access to a recording of the webcast and am pleased to make it available here for playback.

Participants in this hour and a quarter long session discuss how developers at financial firms use rich Internet application technologies to integrate real-time data, with the delivery of audio, video, reports and rich interactive charts to trading applications.

Panel participants were: Hishaam Mufti-Bey (Matrix founder and global director at Morgan Stanley), Stephane Malrait (Global Head of eCommerce at Societe Generale), Mark Greenaway (Adobe), Trevor LaFleche (Senior Analyst at Financial Insights). Moderator was: Vivake Gupta, Managing Director, Lab49

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For a quick summary of the key points and some interesting commentary as to why Morgan Stanley chose Flex over Silverlight check out Tim Anderson’s blog entry and the comments.

Upcoming webcast featuring Morgan Stanley “Matrix” RIA

If my earlier post regarding the Morgan Stanley Matrix application was of interest then I’d recommend that you sign-up for a free webcast entitled “Transcending the client experience” which is being hosted by Finextra and Adobe next Monday.

The 75 minute long session will look at how developers at financial firms integrate real-time data, with the delivery of audio, video, reports and rich interactive charts into trading applications.

The Global Director at Morgan Stanley responsible for the Matrix application will be presenting and taking part in the panel discussion (alongside representatives from Lab49, Adobe, Societe Generale and Credit Suisse) so it will be a good opportunity to learn more about the Matrix project and the experience they gained from implementing a large-scale RIA with Adobe’s Flash Platform.

More details about the event, which takes place on Monday 27th July at 2pm (UK), are available here (note: you need to register for this session).

Flash Player penetration statistics published

I’m not sure when this data was published on Adobe.com, but as part of the revamped “Flash Platform for enterprise applications” page, there is a link to a set of statistics that relate specifically to the availability of Flash Player within enterprise organizations.
We’ve published statistics about the general availability of Flash Player for some time […]

Morgan Stanley raises the bar for rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash Platform technologies

Morgan Stanley have launched a comprehensive online trading tool called “Matrix” which allows their customers to get closer to the trading floor than ever before; the application enables them to view live pricing, get informed opinions for market professionals, review historical market data and make derivatives and foreign exchange trades in real-time, directly from their […]

Adobe CEO talks about Flash and new technologies on FT.com

There is a three part video interview with Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO, up on FT.com today as part of their “View from the Top” series, in which they talk to CEOs about news and trends within their respective industry.
In Part 2 of the interview, the conversation is focused on the adoption of Flash on mobile […]

Enterprise RIA Series – part 5: Real-life enterprise RIAs

This is 5th and final part in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series. Discussing the opportunities for RIAs in the enterprise is all well and good, but the real test is […]

Enterprise RIA Series – part 4: Development considerations and best practices

This is part 4 in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series.
Adobe has engaged with many customers as they consider adoption and deployment of their first Rich Internet Application; over the […]

Enterprise RIA Series – part 3: RIA compared with existing technologies

This is part 3 in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series.
Whilst we might think that RIAs are enabling an entirely new category of application – delivering desktop-like experiences over the […]