MDdatacor Chief Medical Officer to Present Case Study Demonstrating Health Plan Success in Quality Improvement Programs Through the Use of Clinical Data

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The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology announces that MDdatacor's chief medical advisor will present a case study at the fall summit this October 27-28, 2008 at the Sofitel Los Angeles.

The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology announces that MDdatacor's chief medical advisor will present a case study at the fall summit this October 27-28, 2008 at the Sofitel Los Angeles. http://www.ccsexpo.com/fallccs.html

The session, entitled "Going Beyond the Claim: Automating Clinical Data Collection and Utilizing Natural Language Processing for Improved Patient Outcomes" will take place Tuesday, October 28th at 11:30 a.m. and be presented by N. Stephen Ober, M.D., M.B.A., chief medical officer for MDdatacor.

The case study presentation will cover how a health plan successfully used a system with Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to automatically review clinical data residing in dictated notes, electronic medical records, lab, registry and practice management systems to identify lab values, examinations and other metrics in a quality improvement program

"Clinical data is critical to the success of any quality improvement program. MDdatacor has developed a new approach to provide physicians with the real-time clinical data they need to improve patient outcomes and assure the success of these programs," said Dr. Ober.

MDdatacor's patented and interoperable CareInformatixTM technology automates the collection of clinical data from physician practices' existing electronic medical record, practice management, lab and registry systems, as well as transcribed notes, which means that even physicians without electronic systems can participate in quality improvement programs. MDdatacor is currently the only company able to aggregate clinical data directly from physicians' own patient records, resulting in access to the most comprehensive patient data.

"MDdatacor provides doctors with actionable clinical information at the point-of-care, which leads to improvements in patients' health. By providing the most accurate, timely and comprehensive patient information, MDdatacor puts disease management in the hands of physicians," said Tim Roche, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of MDdatacor.

The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is geared toward provider, healthcare system, government agency CIOs, CMIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT. The summit is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models. The CCS Experience has been designed with feedback by previous attendees and leaders from the healthcare industry addressing the most pressing issues surrounding health information technology.

Alcatel-Lucent is a Platinum Sponsor with VeriSign, Welch Allyn and Minerva Advisory Group participating as Gold Sponsors. Other sponsors include Fulcrum Methods, Advanced Data Systems, YouMed, MDdatacor, Fierce Healthcare Markets, Corporate Research Group, Federal Telemedicine News, and Healthcare Informatics.

About CCS:
The Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, payers, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models, giving you unparalleled insight into the forces that shape tomorrow's healthcare information technology markets. The CCS HIT provides attendees with an intimate, high level forum that facilitates open avenues of communication amongst executives and stakeholders in healthcare fostering the growth and adoption of HIT resulting in safer, more efficient and cost effective healthcare. Each summit brings together over 150 senior level executives. Attendees will walk away with timely and actionable information that can be immediately implemented in their respective organizations. http://www.collaborativecommunicationssummit.com

About MDdatacor:
Established in 2001 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, MDdatacor enhances healthcare quality through the development of innovative technology solutions. MDdatacor's patented solutions are used to support quality improvement, health information exchange and Patient-Centered Medical Home initiatives. MDdatacor currently serves more than 7,000 physicians representing more than seven million patients. For more information, visit http://www.mddatacor.com.

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