PicSafe was designed to enable individual doctors to take patient "pics" and store them in a "safe" (secure cloud storage) rather than on their phone. Although PicSafe was incredibly very well received, adoption was hampered by photo quality concerns, and mobile data costs. There was considerable interest from hospitals however they required that photos be stored on their own servers and not travel through PicSafe's server.
Starting afresh, MediCam has been built from the ground up to facilitate the integration of photos into patients' medical record, direct from a smart phone. No patient data travels through MediCam servers. MediCam compresses and encrypts photos on the phone before sending them via encrypted email, securely transmitting them via direct electronic medical record systems, or to a secure third party storage service. MediCam has also added video and audio recordings.
In the nearly five years that have passed since PicSafe was first launched, data costs are down, image quality is up, mobile network speeds are up and the functionality and power of mobile phones has rocketed. It is now feasible to dynamically generate PDF reports, compress images, video and audio, and encrypt photos on a device. No need for a server!
For more on PicSafe and how MediCam came to be, please see the About MediCam page.