A Nashville company is changing a decades old practice in the medical industry that will make doctors' jobs easier while keeping up with the times.
Steve Hau and one of his doctor friends came up with a unique concept that allows physicians to work efficiently.
Their invention, Shareable Ink is a pen the pair hopes will eventually revolutionize the industry.
The pen, which features a camera inside of it, allows doctors to write on any piece of paper and records every stroke a doctor makes.
According to Hau, computers learn the doctor's handwriting and the way they communicate, before the information is turned into data and stored.
"Most of the industry is trying to put keyboards in front of physicians to get them to enter information and for many physicians that just doesn't work for them because it kind of interrupts patient interaction," Hau said.
Hau told Nashville's News 2 many doctors have welcomed their device and that he first started Shareable Ink in Boston.
"This is a physician's delight. They really like our approach," he said, adding, "When we came to Nashville to present our idea, people really got it."
In 2010, the pen was used in two hospitals. By 2011, around 50 hospitals were taking advantage of the device.
For more information on Shareable Ink, visit their Web site.