Scriptnetics Inc. (formerly Brunmed, Inc.) with its product Medscribbler was the first to achieve for the healthcare market
an electronic medical record, EMR, built specifically for the handwriting capabilities of the the Tablet PC and the Microsoft®
Windows XP Tablet operating system. Medscribbler with its pervasive use of handwriting leads all other healthcare software when
it comes to embedded handwriting input for medical record creation.
Originally in the mid 1990's, Scriptnetics (formerly BrunMed) was going to provide an EMR along with its Practice management
system. It was quickly realized that the then current technology would have allowed a less then adequate result and probably
little acceptance of any EMR by physicians generally. Things changed in 2002 with the convergence of many new technologies.
Wireless networks for mobile computing (commonly called WiFi) allowed mobile computers within a small local area. The network
routers for this type of system dropped in price rapidly. Tablet PCs were introduced, lightweight mobile computers that can
handle the robust applications a Palm or CE handheld could not. Additionally, the Tablet PC had the potential to also accept
direct input from a screen as handwriting. This potential was realized in the 4Q of 2002 when Microsoft® released an operating
system, Windows® XP Tablet. This operating system has the capability to accept handwriting into documents and convert
handwriting into text. Microsoft® released a developers kit shortly after the operating system. On the news of the technology
advances Scriptnetics (formerly BrunMed) began development in mid-2002 of an EMR that could take advantage of this convergence
for the satisfaction of physicians.
In April 2003 Medscribbler became the first fully implemented EMR with deeply embedded handwriting. This was distinct from
others that claimed handwriting ability as Medscribbler was the first that allowed handwriting to be saved as handwriting.
Medscribbler also was the first that took advantage of context sensitive handwriting to text conversion.
This is difficult technology that has left many potential competitors by the wayside allowing Medscribbler to lengthen its
industry lead. A lead that extends to other areas as well. Medscribbler was one of the first, and first national EMR, to display
full screenshots and pricing information on the internet. This is now almost common industry practice.
Microsoft® recognized Scriptnetics's (formerly BrunMed) achievements in Medscribbler by making Scriptnetics a Tablet PC
Premier Partner. Scriptnetics became one of only fifty companies, all industries, worldwide to be accepted in to Tablet PC
Premier partnership with Microsoft®.