Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.’s OBIX Perinatal Data System Achieves Number One Ranking For Labor And Delivery Systems In The 2008 KLAS® Annual Report


Care Providers Again Rank CCSI #1 Among Perinatal Information System Vendors in the Market Elgin, IL, January 2, 2009 – Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.

(CCSI) today announced that its OBIX Perinatal Data System was ranked number one for labor and delivery systems in the 2008 KLAS® annual, year-end report*. This independent report compiled from feedback of healthcare executives and professionals covers healthcare information technology and professional services. It is the second KLAS report in 2008 in which the OBIX system was ranked number one for labor and delivery systems.** The OBIX system received the highest overall score among systems that provide central surveillance, alerts, documentation and archiving capabilities for the labor and delivery environment. Of the products ranked, it received the highest ratings by customers in the categories of buy again, needed system functionality and product quality. The OBIX Perinatal Data System is a comprehensive system for central, bedside and remote electronic fetal monitoring that includes archiving, point-of-care charting, single-click management reports and Internet-based physician access. Its design facilitates scalability and expansion so it can be site-tailored to meet any department’s specific workflow needs. Decision support tools help clinicians improve their practices and promote patient safety in electronic fetal monitoring. In addition, the system is specifically designed for interfacing to other hospital departmental systems, hospital-wide charting solutions and electronic medical record repositories.

“This recognition is once again a tribute to our employees, all of whom strive to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Kim Sell, President of CCSI. “It’s the second time in the past year that our system has been rated number one by customers who expressed their levels of satisfaction with our system and preserved our number one ranking in the industry. We will continue to work hard to deserve and retain that trust and support.” Pat Dwyer, Director of Business Development, added “We recognize that customer satisfaction is an ongoing opportunity. Today the improved connectivity of systems is important to our customers, so CCSI is working with industry leaders such as Epic to develop interfaces that will extend the data management capabilities and efficiencies of our systems.”

About KLAS
Founded in 1996, KLAS specializes in monitoring and reporting on the performance of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) software, medical equipment and professional services vendors in order to improve delivery of HIT solutions. KLAS reports and online databases provide the industry with candid reviews on the performance of 300 vendors and 750+ products and services as rated by executives and clinicians from more than 4,500 healthcare facilities. The company gathers data through written evaluations and confidential interviews, and publishes results regularly. For more information about KLAS, visit

About Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.
Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI) is an employee-owned, high-technology company located in Elgin, Illinois. The company’s business is dedicated exclusively to the development, marketing and support of the OBIX Perinatal Data System. For over 20 years, CCSI has been a leader in perinatal data systems with innovative, customer-driven, computer-based solutions and support services. The company’s total-system approach includes the support of locally-dedicated, expert service and support specialists. Its Success-Focused Education Program trains all users in an on-site, multi-phase, quality-assured process that has enabled thousands of clinicians to successfully adapt to electronic point-of-care charting. Find out more by visiting

*The research findings were published in the December 2008 KLAS report, “Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Software and Professional Services” For more information about the KLAS report, visit, or contact Steve Van Wagenen (

**The research findings were published in the March 2008 KLAS report, “An Independent Report from Healthcare Executives and Professionals: Labor and Delivery” For more information about KLAS’ report,, or contact Steve Van Wagenen (

Pat Dwyer
Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)