STI Healthcare’s Automated Abstraction Service Selected for Pilot by BJC Healthcare

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STI Healthcare, Inc. (STI) announced that it has signed a pilot agreement with BJC HealthCare, Inc. (BJC) in St. Louis, MO. The purpose of the pilot is to implement a service that will provide selected patient data from transcribed reports to populate an automated event detection data repository.

STI Healthcare, Inc. (STI) announced that it has signed a pilot agreement with BJC HealthCare, Inc. (BJC) in St. Louis, MO. The purpose of the pilot is to implement a service that will provide selected patient data from transcribed reports to populate an automated event detection data repository.

This project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of detecting and tabulating two important patient safety issues; post-operative deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and surgical site infections. Additionally, a disease condition (congestive heart failure) will be identified with the goal of enabling real-time intervention to improve adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Jamie Lagarde, COO of STI Healthcare, Inc. said, “We are delighted that we can assist BJC HealthCare as they continue their focus on these important patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.”

About STI Healthcare, Inc.

STI provides tailored solutions to complex document abstraction problems for the healthcare industry. STI’s technology automates the task of abstracting information contained in narrative documents and reports. That capability is leveraged to create web-based applications for Infectious Disease Surveillance, populating Cancer Repositories, and others requiring the abstraction and consolidation of patient and treatment information. These applications utilize a unique combination of linguists with specific training in medical informatics and an innovative domain-specific, rules-based text processing engine. Based in Austin, TX, STI Healthcare has over a decade of success in delivering value to healthcare organizations. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.stihealthcare.com.

About BJC HealthCare, Inc.

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With net revenue of $2.6 billion, BJC Serves urban, suburban and rural communities; and includes 13 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice. For more information visit their website at http://www.bjc.org.

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