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Gauchos Kicks Off Kickstarter Project To Deliver Free Mobile Clinical Applications For Volunteers

August 22, 2011

GAUCHOS, developers of the GAUCHOS electronic charting application and clinical workflow designer for non-profit organizations and healthcare volunteers, has launched a Kickstarter project in order to raise funds to expand its platform to increase its mobile applications.

Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) August 22, 2011

GAUCHOS, developers of the GAUCHOS electronic charting application and clinical workflow designer for non-profit organizations and healthcare volunteers, has launched a Kickstarter project in order to raise funds to expand its platform to increase its mobile applications.

Kickstarter, a crowd-sourced funding site, has been around since 2009.As of mid-June 2011, Kickstarter has raised $40 million dollars for 7,500 projects. Popular for art, film and creative projects, it has seen an increase in technology projects.

GAUCHOS is an electronic charting application and clinical workflow designer intended for use by non-profit organizations, doctors, clinicians and volunteers both abroad and in the US. GAUCHOS stands for: Globally Available Universal Charting and Healthcare Operational Software.

Currently, GAUCHOS is being used by clinicians and volunteers in the US to treat and track homeless patients as well as by organizations like Operation Smile ““ a global volunteer surgical charity in which surgeons volunteer in clinically underserved areas such as India and China to correct cleft lip and palates on children.

GAUCHOS is being tested by surgeons working with Operation Smile. This project will fund the final beta testing of the GAUCHOS software, roll it out within Operation Smile globally, and deliver to other volunteer and non-profit organizations. The project will also enable the GAUCHOS team to deliver customized versions to several other global non-profit organizations.

The Kickstarter project will fund the development of additional functionality to the application. GAUCHOS discovered in the beta tests in the field with Operation Smile that many areas are without internet connectivity, and that using GAUCHOS on a tablet device, such as an iPad or Galaxy, would be beneficial to those working in the field. This project will deliver tablet functionality, AND enable GAUCHOS to be able to be used in an offline mode to collect data, which will then be synced when the volunteer returns to an area with internet connectivity.

Learn more about GAUCHOS and its Kickstarter project (including video) at http://kck.st/rpImeo.

About GAUCHOS:

GAUCHOS saw the need for electronic charting software and clinical workflow designers in the non-profit and volunteer sector. Yet the cost of such software to the organizations is often prohibitive, and, while it could improve both the quality of care and number of patients served, is not an option for most volunteer healthcare organizations.

GAUCHOS was founded by Doug Cassidy, an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has spent 15 years in the healthcare technology field. GAUCHOS is committed to delivering world class clinical software to non-profit organizations and volunteer clinicians, enabling them to deliver better care, more efficiently, and maximize their time.

About Operation Smile:

Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with programs and Foundations in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from 76 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. To lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile donates medical equipment and trains local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities.

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