Medicalis Partners with Applied Pathways for Content Author Software Offering

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New Program Enables Healthcare Providers to Customize Imaging Quality of Care Standards Throughout a Facility’s System-wide Enterprise

The Medicalis Content Author is designed to enable our customers to encode their own local standards of care to compliment available national medical society guidelines

Medicalis, a provider of information-driven clinical, workflow and quality healthcare software, announced at the Radiology Society North America (RSNA) annual conference, being held November 25-29, 2012 in Chicago, it has recently partnered with Applied Pathways to offer a Content Author software solution to Medicalis’ customers. The new program enables healthcare providers to establish customized quality of care standards with respect to imaging across their entire enterprise system.

“The Medicalis Content Author is designed to enable our customers to encode their own local standards of care to compliment available national medical society guidelines,” said Oran Muduroglu, president and CEO of Medicalis. “Applied Pathways offers a robust, cloud-based technology based on a completely open architecture. This allows for the direct consumption of input data by the Medicalis Decision Support Server which in turn, automatically deploys this information throughout the customer site as part of the site’s existing electronic medical record integration, workflow and analytics frameworks.”

The new Content Author program is a significant tool to assemble logic components in an effort to deliver unambiguous, executable knowledge to physicians when ordering imaging tests. The user friendly interface of Content Author empowers clinicians and local medical directors to easily encode the facility’s specific standards to ensure the highest quality of care.

“The first step is for the clinician to decide where they wish to extend or modify the currently available guideline for their clinical domain,” said Muduroglu. “This will determine what content should be encoded into the Content Author. By providing a user-friendly interface, the physician is able to establish these standards and create a decision tree based on the patient’s medical history, such as prior normal or abnormal imaging test results, all in support of outstanding patient care.”

The Medicalis Content Author is commercially available today. It is being demonstrated at RSNA in the company’s booth, South Hall, #6240, along with other Medicalis software solutions for radiology.

About Applied Pathways

Applied Pathways was founded with the goals of empowering innovation, reinforcing consistency and improving quality across the continuum of healthcare. Through the company’s first-of-its-kind Healthcare Decisioning Technology™ and agile development methodology, customers develop and deploy a wide variety of decision support applications, while managing complex and dynamic rule sets with a level of agility previously unavailable in legacy technologies. For further information, visit http://www.appliedpathways.com.

About Medicalis

Medicalis, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1999 in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The company provides information-driven clinical and workflow solutions that enable the delivery of higher quality care at a lower cost. Medicalis’ broad range of offerings empowers providers and physician groups to work collaboratively within a transparent system to efficiently improve quality and economic outcomes in healthcare delivery. The company has invested over $30M in the development of its integrated clinical workflow platform. For more information about Medicalis, please visit http://www.medicalis.com.

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