veEDIS CareTRAK™ “Uber-Smart” Clinical Decision Support Provides Real Time Tool to Detect Potential Zika Virus Cases - Early Diagnosis Now Possible

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veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC, announced today that veEDIS CareTRAK™, an unparalleled clinical decision support technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help Emergency Department physicians and nurses identify potential Zika virus cases.

“CareTRAK has been an invaluable tool for our hospital,” said Joseph Marchant, CEO of Bibb Medical Center in Centreville, Alabama. “It has helped us adapt and quickly address ever-changing health risks to better serve our community.”

veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC, announced today that veEDIS CareTRAK™, an unparalleled clinical decision support technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help Emergency Department physicians and nurses identify potential Zika virus cases. When a patient has signs and symptoms consistent with Zika and a travel history to affected regions, or potential exposure through another, users of veEDIS EMR with CareTRAK receive a RISK ALERT and recommendation the relevant laboratory test(s) be ordered.

In doing so, CareTRAK facilitates early detection of potential Zika cases and helps to contain the disease, improving patient safety, community safety and public safety.

CareTRAK presents clinicians with relevant information, as part of their standard workflow, so they do not have to search for it. Working behind the scenes, CareTRAK monitors the patient’s entire medical record, including nursing and physician documentation, laboratory results, orders, etc. It identifies clinically relevant pieces of data, and then runs it through a library of “multi-dimensional” algorithms, integrating the clinical data and automatically generating real time alerts unique to each patient.

“CareTRAK has been an invaluable tool for our hospital,” said Joseph Marchant, CEO of Bibb Medical Center in Centreville, Alabama. “It has helped us adapt and quickly address ever-changing health risks to better serve our community.”

With the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America and a record number of cases now being reported across the United States, federal and state officials are scrambling to respond. In Florida, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the four counties where Zika patients reside, and other states have taken similar action. The information relative to the spread of Zika has also been rapidly evolving, making the challenge of containing the disease even greater. Traditionally transmitted by mosquitos, new information suggests sexual intercourse or blood transfusions may also be culprits. As with other communicable disease, CareTRAK will continue to monitor the Zika virus, adapt as necessary, and serve as a key component in early detection, reporting, and containment.

“In a highly dynamic arena such as emergency medicine, clinicians should be able to rely on smart systems that provide meaningful, actionable intelligence,” commented veEDIS Clinical Systems Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Greg Morter. “The flexibility of our algorithms enables CareTRAK to quickly adapt to new or changing conditions and focus on risks unique to patient populations.”

CareTRAK provides a risk reduction tool that dynamically mirrors the current condition of the patient, not a one dimensional static point in time. This means that when providers are presented with an alert, they can be confident that it is meaningful.

CareTRAK is currently available as a component of veEDIS, the best of breed, cloud-based, Emergency Department EMR. As a stand-alone, light-weight, cloud-based tool, CareTRAK can provide value by integrating into any EMR, helping to reduce risk as well as improve patient outcomes and public safety.

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About CareTRAK/veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC
Founded on strong business and clinical leadership, veEDIS CareTRAK™ has amassed deep experience in all aspects of EMR development, implementation, integration, and support. CareTRAK is a real-time, cloud based, EMR-agnostic intelligent clinical decision support tool, with three dimensional logic and reversible alerts. veEDIS is a cloud based, content complete EHR, Emergency Department Information System. These technologies were created by a team of talented, multi-disciplined professionals to enable the sustainable delivery of exceptional patient care. Visit http://www.veedis.com and http://www.veediscaretrak.com for more information.

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