Real Time Medical Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md, offers a service that can provide infectious disease surveillance of nursing facilities for government and industry clients. Real Time’s service has built-in links to extract data directly from electronic health records currently in use by more than 95% of US nursing facilities. The service identifies infectious disease warning signs, including increased temperature, high respiratory rate, cough, and shortness of breath. Ensuring individual patient data is protected, the company provides ‘facility-level’ data to government and industry clients to detect potential outbreaks in their nursing facility communities. “This is the industry’s first surveillance program that can analyze data and can reach virtually every nursing facility in real-time,” says Scott Rifkin, MD, executive chairman of Real Time. “This information identifies the hotspots of potential infectious outbreaks several days before they would normally be seen. We are currently in discussions with government and health industry organizations.” For more information, visit Real Time Medical Systems.