These issues are especially important in remote care because not all information may be available and there are fewer redundant systems in place to protect the patient.
Nashua, NH (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
Today, DiagnosisONE announced that it has been selected by OffSite Care, Inc. to provide its Advanced Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system for integration into Offsite Care's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system which provides advanced remote access capabilities. DiagnosisONE's CDS platform will be incorporated directly into OffSite Care's EMR and Telemedicine system in order to deliver enhanced remote access care, improve patient safety and reduce medical errors.
"Whether your focus is on Telemedicine EMR's or just regular EMR's, the emphasis is still on patient safety, preventing medical errors and providing excellent and timely care to patients," said Dr. Fauzia Khan, Chief Medical Officer of DiagnosisONE. "These issues are especially important in remote care because not all information may be available and there are fewer redundant systems in place to protect the patient."
According to the Joint Commission, patients in intensive care experience an average of 1.7 errors per day and 1 in 5 sustain a serious adverse event while in a critical care unit. In addition, there is currently a severe shortage of full-time intensive care specialists and it is estimated that improved availability of such care could save up to 50,000 lives per year. The combination of OffSite Care's state-of-the-art telemedicine services and DiagnosisONE's advanced CDS platform promises to improve access to such specialized care while simultaneously decreasing the frequency of medical errors and reducing costs.
In order to improve remote care delivery and ensure optimal patient care, DiagnosisONE's CDS platform, D1.Pathway, will be integrated directly into the OffSite Care's Telemedicine interface. The D1.Pathway system is a dynamic and easy-to-use CDS platform that incorporates over 24,000 evidence-based rules covering over 45 major medical conditions.
The D1.Pathway system will provide dynamic decision support to OffSite Care's staff of critical care specialists and their clients. The integration of this CDS system into OffSite Care's interface is expected to further improve patient safety and to increase the efficacy of remote care overall. "We selected DiagnosisONE after an exhaustive search for a CDS product. Our criterion included the ability to easily connect with our system using a service oriented architecture, a large library of content managed by the vendor and both real time and batch mode alerts" said Nick Smith, COO of Offsite Care." The DiagnosisONE Advanced CDS engine allowed us to deploy a fully integrated, HIMSS Stage 6 Compliant CDS system in only two weeks. This system also allows us to meet the CCHIT 2009 Advanced CDS requirements in record time and for an amazingly low cost."
This announcement comes just weeks after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. The ARRA allocated substantial resources for the promotion of telemedicine and the establishment of necessary infrastructure including $1.1 billion to encourage the adoption of EMR's and other healthcare information technologies and $2.5 billion for Telemedicine, Learning and Broadband Program. It is expected that this will dramatically increase the demand for versatile and highly integrated healthcare IT tools.
DiagnosisONE, an innovative leader in the healthcare IT industry, develops and markets Intelligent Connectivity Solutions. Those solutions allow customers in clinical and public health environments to collect data from disparate sources, apply clinical and bioterrorism rules to those data, and deliver the resulting information to care providers and decision makers. DiagnosisONE's customers include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous state departments of health, integrated delivery networks, health plans and health systems. For more information, visit us at http://www.diagnosisone.com.
About Offsite Care
Founded in 2006, by Dr. Lewis Solomon and Dr. James Gude, OffSite Care, Inc. strives to increase access to specialized critical care using state-of-the-art Robotic Telemetry and Telemedicine. Using advanced robotic technology and a cutting-edge user interface, OffSite Care, Inc. supplies remote ICU and ER care to rural and small-town hospitals. According to OffSite Care, such hospitals often suffer from insufficient resources and shortages of medical specialists. For more information, visit http://www.offsitecare.com.