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NorthPoint Domain and Boston Medical Center Partner to Apply Advanced Patient Engagement Instruments to Pioneering Cardiac Robotic Surgery Program
Date:7/8/2008

ciences and NorthPoint Domain to provide a new generation of healthcare -- informed clinical care. This is patient-centered medicine enlightened and informed by MII-generated experience, evidence, prediction, and preference data. MIIs can provide potent functionality for partnering with and activating patients to participate in their care.

A burgeoning scientific evidence base, including a review of 24 randomized controlled trials, indicates that in chronic condition management patient engagement instruments achieve significant improvements not only in patient knowledge, care support, and behavioral outcomes, but also in clinical outcomes. (Murray et al) The partners expect to see similar benefits in the acute cardiac surgery care setting and are exploring future clinical studies to assemble an evidence base.

References

Murray E, et al. 2005. Interactive health communication applications for people with chronic disease. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 4.

About IC Sciences Corporation

IC Sciences Corporation is a closely held, private organization pioneering in the medical information sciences and informed clinical technology markets. The company's core business involves designing, developing, delivering, and advancing a series of informatics instrument classes, including care delivery, cognitive profiling, collective intelligence, therapeutic support, and performance evaluation. For more information, please visit http://www.ICSciences.com.

About NorthPoint Domain, Inc.

NorthPoint Domain, Inc., a subsidiary of IC Sciences Corporation, provides care delivery informatics instruments for the specialty specific medical practice. These Internet-based instruments are designed to engage patients, consumers, and referring clinicians, address health literacy concerns, and deliver patient care oversight. Please visit '/>"/>

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