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Compressus Drives Programmable Workflow And Unprecedented Flexibility With Introduction of MEDxConnect™ v4.0

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Compressus today introduced the next generation of its suite of healthcare interoperability and workflow solutions with the release of the MEDxConnect™ System v4.0. Focused on redefining medical imaging interoperability, the new release features a highly flexible platform that empowers users to implement custom healthcare information solutions to meet ever-changing market challenges. The Company made the announcement here shown at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, November 27 – December 2.

Building on Compressus' proven solutions for the movement, prioritization and routing of patient data and image sets, MEDxConnect v4.0, which will be available in the first half of 2012, features tight integration of several IBM WebSphere suite of software solutions to creating a flexible platform offering intuitive programmable drag and drop workflow with unprecedented flexibility.    

"Relevant interoperability solutions must continuously evolve to accommodate emerging technology, dependence on third-party systems and changing government regulations.  They must be developed using a flexible architecture that anticipates future market needs and growth opportunities," said Janine Broda, Chief Marketing Officer at Compressus.  "Combining Compressus' technology and clinical solutions expertise and IBM infrastructure, MEDxConnect v4.0 provides robust interoperability solutions designed to improve physician efficiency, reduce enterprise costs and increase patient safety." 

Augmenting current rules-based decision support, MEDxConnect 4.0 features proven workflow and interoperability experience with sophisticated business processing software.  This combination will provide ad hoc business reporting, ease of connectivity and scalability via SOA technology and improved business processes.  Streamlined access to detailed system performance data and analytics for real-time tracking and actionable insight for future planning will result in patient care improvements and enhanced productivity, both of which lead to operational success and expansion capabilities.

Enhancing Compressus' commitment to improving patient safety, the new offering highlights IBM Initiate Patient, the gold standard in patient matching, integrated into the MEDxConnect platform.

Enhancements to improve patient matching will include probabilistic and cultural name matching, as well as configurable confidence thresholds and conflict resolution capabilities. 

"One of our primary goals when we implemented MEDxConnect in 2009, was to improve the quality of patient care by providing better and easier access to prior studies throughout the enterprise, which we have successfully accomplished," said Annette Simmons, IT manager and network administrator at Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW) in Puyallup, Wash.  "At the same time, we have been able to leverage this enhanced interoperability to grow our business through the seamless integration of new services with very little impact of our existing radiologists, their workflow or the ability to provide quick exam review and reporting.

"This next generation of MEDxConnect is as much about enhancing the capabilities of a good interoperability solution as it is about implementing flexibility to meet market demands 5-10 years down  the road," added Simmons.  "In addition to the ability to customize workflow internally, one of the most exciting features of v4.0 is the master patient identification powered by the IBM Initiate Patient software.  Not only do we anticipate this will improve the speed and accuracy of pre-fetch and priors, which becomes more challenging as we expand our reach to additional facilities, we also expect MEDxConnect 4.0 to improve overall workflow and expand our ability to support total patient care."

Offering workflow configuration capabilities previously only available through external development teams, MEDxConnect Workflow Builder offers users unprecedented capability to define and customize workflow.  In addition to offering pre-defined components and workflows, standard workflows can be customized using point and click functionality.  The system also provides extensibility to develop workflows from scratch based on user configuration needs. The ability to quickly and easily add and customize workflows enables users to address images across other medical imaging "ologies," such as pathology, cardiology and dermatology.

MEDxConnect offers a software solution that overcomes the hurdles associated with medical imaging interoperability across all medical disciplines.  The system is designed to help control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems.  It connects existing medical systems and databases, making them accessible with a single worklist.  MEDxConnect acts as a communication platform, allows information exchange to occur enterprise-wide, and provides the physicians with access to all pertinent patient information in a seamless, consistent format.  The solution is customizable and manages auto-routing for subspecialty reads which improves workflow.  The result is higher throughput with improved accuracy and productivity, while improving quality of patient care.

About Compressus Inc.

Established in 2000, Compressus Inc. is a medical software company offering proven interoperability solutions to the rapidly growing healthcare IT market.  Its MEDxConnect software is the first solution that indexes, integrates and routes all relevant patient medical information to the healthcare professional in real time, thus dramatically improving physician efficiency, reducing enterprise costs and increasing patient safety.  The MEDxConnect products address the problems associated with integrating healthcare enterprises plagued by the lack of connectivity and interoperability between disparate islands of HIS, RIS and PACS systems.  The MEDxConnect System is a suite of offerings designed to manage the workflow of an imaging healthcare enterprise.  It has the power to connect disparate HIS/RIS/PACS systems and provide automated interoperability to the enterprise and allows an organization with disparate multi-vendor systems function as one virtual enterprise.



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