Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that Medi-Span customers still have time to add previously released files to map Medi-Span proprietary vocabularies to ICD-10, helping to meet the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) compliance requirements by the October 2014 deadline.
Nearly one year ago, Medi-Span launched ICD-10 mapping files for its customers to map Medi-Span proprietary vocabularies to ICD-10, helping customers to meet HHS compliance requirements before the previously-set deadline. Several Medi-Span clinical content sets utilise proprietary vocabularies to identify diseases, conditions and procedures. These include Drug Disease Monitoring System, Medical Conditions Master Database, The Medi-Span Solution or Middleware COM, Drug Information Bridge, and Medi-Span Clinical. Medi-Span continues to support its customers with the flexibility to either continue with existing Medi-Span solutions or to implement more current and advanced Medi-Span offerings to meet the ICD-10 requirements. Available in flat file and API solutions, these files help enable healthcare systems to translate to and from codes in the patient record, supporting interoperability.
Part of Wolters Kluwer Health, Medi-Span is a provider of drug information for thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 30 years experience, Medi-Span continues to offer authoritative drug databases in a variety of formats, including clinical decision support and disease suite modules, application programming interfaces and stand-alone software applications.
Freeslate, Inc. and Accelrys, Inc. have announced that the latter has exclusively licensed the RAS and Polyview components of the Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite to Freeslate for automated research applications. While Freeslate is a provider of high throughput research systems, Accelrys is a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software.
Freeslate, owner of the Library Studio and Automation Studio modules of LEA, will now have the exclusive right to develop, sell, and support the entire LEA software suite for high throughput research. LEA will also be integrated with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform to include high throughput research data and insights as part of customers' overall information architecture.
The LEA software suite is claimed to be the market-leading software solution for supporting high throughput research. It reportedly creates a one-of-a-kind, integrated software environment that spans the entire experimental process, from design of experiments, to the execution of experiments and collection of data, to the analysis and presentation of data. The software supports integrated multi-instrument automation and experiment control with real-time data collection and data processing through a single application.
The Accelrys Enterprise Platform is claimed to be a scientifically-aware software platform that enhances organisational efficiency, improves collaboration and speeds innovation in lab-to-plant processes, enabling organizations to bring better products to market more quickly and efficiently. Using the Accelrys Enterprise Platform, companies can reportedly integrate all of their laboratory tools and applications to accelerate innovation and gain competitive advantage.
Within the LEA software suite, Library Studio allows scientists to design complex experiments for a variety of applications, including polymer formulation, catalyst synthesis, pharmaceutical API salt selection and crystallisation and biologics formulation. Automation Studio seeks to improve R&D productivity by automating and controlling multiple laboratory instruments. The experiment design, processing data and analytical data are then stored in a centralised, enterprise database where they can be searched and reported on.
Accelrys, Inc., a US-based provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced the launch of the Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite. The software solution is stated to be designed specifically to address the needs of life sciences organisations engaged in externalised network research.
The suite is reportedly the only offering currently available that addresses the full range of externalisation needs from technology transfer through networked collaboration to scientific informatics across all research data including experiments, chemical structures, assays and other test results. The result, according to the company, is a more holistic externalisation strategy for partnering pharmaceutical, contract research, biotechnology and academic organisations as well as increased flexibility, reduced complexity and improved operational excellence in collaborative network research.
The suite is designed to enable secure, real-time, cloud-based access to results within research networks by both sponsor and partner organisations, enabling them to advance their parts of shared projects with maximum efficiency and speed.
It consists of Accelrys HEOS, a SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace enabling secure, real-time transfer of structured project data among multiple partners; enforcement of sponsor business rules on results posted by network partners; and IP storage in a secure, project-specific information warehouse.
It also features Contur ELN, a flexible, multi-disciplinary, low-cost-of-ownership electronic lab notebook that improves information sharing and reuse, data protection, process documentation and overall productivity. Also included is Accelrys Enterprise Platform, a scientifically aware information integration and analytics platform facilitating the exchange and management of information created in-house and within externalised partner networks and transforming the data where necessary.
Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that UpToDate, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, has enhanced the quality of patient care at Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (GHC) in Porte Alegre and increased physician satisfaction in its use for effective clinical support and training.
UpToDate is a frequently-updated, evidence-based resource authored by leading medical doctors to help make the right decisions at the point of care. In 2007, GHC was evaluating clinical decision support options and UpToDate was selected not only to improve care for patients but also for training and continuing professional development and medical education.
Hospital management at GHC encouraged adoption of UpToDate and facilitated access by offering a link to UpToDate on every computer to ensure doctors could use it anywhere in the institution, at any time. This, coupled with effective strategies for implementation, led to a consistently steady increase in usage. Clinicians who were familiar with UpToDate immediately started using it and they, in turn, served as a collaborative resource for others who were new to UpToDate.
Doctors routinely consult UpToDate for an array of topics across a wide range of specialties, seeing UpToDate as an essential tool in every department.
Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that ThedaCare has selected its ProVation Medical software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac catheterization labs at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center.
ProVation MD Cardiology is a dedicated procedure documentation and coding solution that improves clinical communication and efficiency within and outside the cath lab. The system allows cardiologists to document even the most complex procedures quickly and completely. By automatically applying the appropriate reimbursement codes and disseminating critical procedural information, ProVation MD Cardiology maximizes reimbursement, reduces costs and streamlines quality reporting while improving clinical communication and care coordination.
Headquartered in Appleton, Wis., ThedaCare is a community health system consisting of five hospitals - Appleton Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center - and 22 physician locations in nine counties. With approximately 6,100 employees, ThedaCare is the third largest healthcare employer in Wisconsin. Both Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center are eight-time recipients of the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Hospital Award based on quality ratings from area consumers.