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It’s Not Rocket Science: NASA Turns to Kryptiq for Healthcare Collaboration

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2009
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NASA Joins 30,000+ Other Rural and Urban Doctors Who Connect with Colleagues and Patients, Improve Efficiency and Enhance Patient Care

Rather than look for complicated technology solutions to solve its healthcare challenges, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Medicine Division has turned to Kryptiq’s technology to bring online collaboration to its healthcare practitioners. NASA flight surgeons are using Kryptiq’s Connect IQ(R) suite to digitally send and share health data with their colleagues and patients. With more streamlined, efficient collaboration, this also reduces operational costs and making its remote data capture more coordinated and secure.

Connect IQ allows physicians to communicate online with colleagues and patients, whether a doctor has a small practice in rural Missouri or in Houston Space Medicine Division offices. In use by a network of more than 30,000 physicians, the technology includes familiar, Internet-based technologies such as secure messaging and online patient portals.

Connect IQ removes the need to rely on inefficient paper- or phone-based communications to share health information. Instead, Connect IQ improves patient care with online collaboration and more mobile and secure health data. For example, Connect IQ permits the electronic transfer of exam test results, referrals and consultation reports between other surgeons and external consulting physicians, and communicates with patients online to provide more coordinated care and avoid unnecessary visits.

In a global, multi-faceted organization, data mobility and collaboration is crucial for the success of the health program. Kryptiq’s secure solution solves challenges of communicating information to colleagues and partners, which include international organizations such as the Russian Federal Space Agency (RSA).

“The industry doesn’t need a moonshot to bring collaboration and efficiency to healthcare,” said Luis Machuca, president and CEO of Kryptiq Corp. “Instead, we’re providing intelligent solutions that solve physicians’ real world problems and connect them with colleagues and patients online. Today, physicians across the country can use the same technology as NASA. This proves that we don’t need to overhaul healthcare to get the industry online or working more efficiently.”

About Wyle Corporation

Wyle, a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts, is the prime contractor on two premier NASA Johnson Space Center contracts. Under the Bioastronautics Contract, Wyle provides medical operations, ground and flight research, space flight hardware development and fabrication, science and mission integration for flight, and habitability and environmental factors in support of the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Constellation and Human Research programs. Under the Occupational Medicine Occupational Health contract, Wyle provides clinical and occupational health care for NASA personnel and the astronaut corps.

About Kryptiq Corporation

Kryptiq facilitates a first-of-its-kind, open collaborative network for healthcare that connects physicians with each other and their patients. Physicians and their staffs are using affordable and pragmatic technologies fromKryptiq to increase revenue capture, improve efficiency, and measure and enhance patient services.

More than 30,000 physicians use products in the Connect IQ(R) suite as part of this nationwide network to mobilize vital healthcare data. With Kryptiq’s software such as secure messaging, patient portal, ePrescribing, patient revenue capture and document management, physician offices improve their patient communication and accelerate operational and revenue performance of the practice. For more information on the company, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.