GLEN ALLEN, VA and ELGIN, IL – June 24, 2011 – MedCPU and Clinical Computer Systems, Incorporated (CCSI) have announced a partnership agreement that will unite CCSI’s industry-leading OBIX Perinatal Data System with MedCPU’s OB AdvisorTM, a new generation of decision-support software for obstetric care.
MedCPU’s OB Advisor™ allows clinicians to focus on and deliver top quality patient care, without forcing them to change their preferred documentation workflows and habits. In real time, the system reads and analyzes any format of documentation in the EMR, structured and narrative notes alike, and prompts clinicians when deviations are identified from evidence-based clinical guidelines or the organization’s established protocols. OB Advisor™ is powered by a robust, always-growing and customizable clinical Knowledge Base that includes more than 4,000 OB rules and protocols incorporating the official clinical guidelines from authorities such as American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as best practices used by lead obstetricians and maternal fetal medicine specialists in their daily patient care.
Ranked number one in all five, consecutive KLAS® reports* on labor and delivery systems, the OBIX Perinatal Data System is a comprehensive, computerized system for central, bedside, and remote electronic fetal monitoring. The system includes archiving, point-of-care charting, and Internet-based physician access. The OBIX system’sexclusive E-Tools for EFM assessment provide decision support that helps clinicians improve their practice, educate their staff, and promote patient safety in electronic fetal monitoring.
“We are delighted to be able to provide such powerful clinical knowledge technology to our customers,” said Kim Sell, President of CCSI. “By partnering with MedCPU, we believe clinicians will have access to the most advanced obstetric decision support system available, one that offers a significant opportunity for the improvement of care, enhancement of patient safety, and reduction of costs.” Pat Dwyer, Director of Business Development, added “Our relationship with MedCPU reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers the best possible decision support tools, tools that can help manage clinical complexity and promote best practices.”
“Our collaboration with CCSI gives clinicians the industry’s most accurate clinical decision support at the point of care, bridging free-text documentation, information in structured EMR fields, and now data from the OBIX Perinatal Data System,” says Eyal Ephrat, MD, an obstetrician, founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedCPU. “The approach allows clinicians to continue documenting the way they prefer, while benefiting from a highly accurate real-time clinical decision support that ‘sees’ the complete clinical picture of the patient, independently of where the data is documented or in which format.”
About MedCPU: MedCPU Inc. is dedicated to improving the delivery of high quality patient care through the use of its revolutionary Expert Advisor™ technology: a real-time clinical decision support platform designed to deliver numerous guideline and best practice packages across the entire clinical spectrum, without requiring changes in the clinicians’ documentation workflow. MedCPU’s founding multi-disciplinary team has been leading the field of clinical intelligence systems for over 16 years, delivering intelligent error reduction software systems to hospitals in the US. MedCPU applications include clinical and compliance support solutions. For more information, visit www.medcpu.com.
ABOUT CCSI: 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 www.obix.com.
*The research findings were published in the December 2010 KLAS® report, “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Professional Services”; September 2010 KLAS report, “Labor & Delivery 2010: Who’s Evolving, Supporting, and Integrating?”; December 2009 KLAS report, “2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Professional Services”; December 2008 KLAS report, “2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Professional Services”; March 2008 KLAS report, “Labor and Delivery” For more information about KLAS reports, visit www.KLASresearch.com or contact Steve Van Wagenen at steve@KLASresearch.com.