Braintree, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
Summit Healthcare, a leader in enabling system integration for the healthcare industry and provider of healthcare integration products and services, has teamed up with mTuitive to connect its scripting interface with the company's xPert for Pathology synoptic reporting solution for use with Meditech's Magic and Client Server pathology modules.
Four Meditech hospitals have recently gone live with the collaboration, which standardizes cancer reporting across the facilities' laboratories while providing a seamless user experience and reliable data submission. Ontario hospitals Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health recently went live with the technology and are currently reporting all their cancer cases synoptically in accordance with Cancer Care Ontario's new College of American Pathologist/Collaborative Stage-Aligned data standard. Three additional hospitals with implementations under way include Peterborough Regional Health Centre, University of California Davis Medical Center and Cape Cod Hospital (MA).
"mTuitive has been a very valuable tool recently added to our pathology practice," remarked Dr. Joseph Wasielewski, Chief of Pathology at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. "It allows us to report on cancer parameters in the most up to date and standardized way to facilitate appropriate patient management."
Cancer checklists, in synoptic format, will enhance the quality of pathology reporting across the laboratory by ensuring that reports contain all of the relevant clinical information required to make informed patient care decisions. "Synoptic format" involves gathering data items in a structured, standardized format and layout with a pre-specified choice of responses. Information is then stored as discrete data elements.
"We are very pleased that mTuitive has utilized the Summit Healthcare's Integration Technology to assist their client's with transferring data from their pathology practices to multiple backend systems," stated Tara Marchi, Marketing Manager for Summit Healthcare. "This initiative has ensured that all critical patient data is available and accessible to all authorized care providers."
mTuitive, Inc. develops data capture and synoptic reporting software to assist health care professionals in recording clinical findings and maintaining compliance with established protocols and guidelines. Our unique method of capturing structured information provides valuable data for pathology, oncology, and cancer staging applications. Established in 2003, mTuitive, Inc. is based in Massachusetts. See us on the Web at http://www.mtuitive.com.
About Summit Healthcare
Established in 1999, Summit Healthcare is a leading integration company recognized as a thought leader on advanced integration technologies and cost effective strategies. For the past 10 years they have worked to meet their clients' challenges and refine their development efforts to create one cohesive technology environment. In 2008 Summit Healthcare introduced Apex08, an integrated core of products developed to meet all of your integration needs. Product highlights include Scripting Toolkit, Downtime Reporting, Dictionary Synchronizer, Interface Engine and HL7 Adapter. Whether you need a simple data script or enterprise integration solution, Summit has the answer. The company has more than 750 healthcare clients and thousands of users as well as close partnerships with complementary technology vendors, major system integrators, and value-added resellers. For more information, visit http://www.summit-healthcare.com or call 781-519-4840.