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Compressus' Next Generation MEDxConnect(TM) Interoperability Solutions Feature GE Centricity and Philips iSite Integrations
Date:11/21/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Interoperability pioneer Compressus, Inc. today introduced the next generation of its comprehensive suite of Enterprise Systems Integration software solutions with the release of the MEDxConnect(TM) System version 2.5. The new release features a full integration with GE Centricity PACS and significant enhancements to the Company's comprehensive interoperability solutions package that increase the efficiency and automation benefits that made the initial release successful. The first and only software solution that indexes, integrates and routes all relevant patient medical information in real time, increasing patient safety, improving physician productivity and supporting practice expansion, MEDxConnect enables organizations with disparate multi-vendor systems to function as one virtual enterprise.

Fully supporting a Thin Client environment, MEDxConnect version 2.5, offers full integration with GE Centricity PACS. Featuring a collaborative development and testing process, MEDxConnect is fully interoperable with GE Centricity PACS and Centricity IW. Compressus also recently completed new integrations with Philips iSite, Hologic SecurView, Visage Imaging, and PowerScribe speech recognition software, continuing to expand its industry leading portfolio of workstation, VR, RIS and PACS integrations. The ability to address all PACS viewing environments, assures customer confidence and ease of use while helping to maintain and leverage previous IT and infrastructure investments.

According to Mark Gonwa, MD, radiologist and president of E-Rad Solutions, a teleradiology service provider that uses MEDxConnect system to help imaging practices optimize workflow, the 2.5 release continues to improve access to critical patient information as referred to in a recent report in the Journal of Digital Imaging, which cites lack of access to pertinent clinical patient data may be a critical element that limits the accuracy of the radiologist's diagnostic decision-making process.

"The findings support our own experiences, that most radiologists want more clinical information when interpreting images and that this information would impact their report, but are discouraged by the time it takes to access this information. The researchers concluded that based on the fact that hospitals have multiple different systems used to access clinical data, which presents challenges through multiple logins and user interfaces, there is a critical need for an integrated application for the automatic identification, selection, retrieval and display of pertinent patient information at the time of interpretation. Since we implemented MEDxConnect for a hospital group in Florida, we have easy access to all data critical for us to make accurate and expedient diagnoses. The system routinely provides reading physician's clinical documentation, prior reports and images with the new study automatically with no manual intervention," added Dr. Gonwa.

The Addendum Enhancement feature builds on MEDxConnect's proven single Virtual Worklist solution that enables users to automatically pre-fetch all types of patient information, including historical and demographic data, prior reports and images, and physicians' notes from disparate information and imaging systems, irrespective of vendor, and distribute it to the appropriate physicians in real-time. In addition to pre-fetching the user-configured number and type of studies and patient information, the System now also provides a list of other data that is available should the physician want it to make their read. Users now have the option to permanently attach this new data to the original study packet, ensuring that it is available for referring physicians or future reads.

Other new features include the Order Management Module OM2 module, which automatically creates an electronic order in cases where there is no RIS. Needed for other systems in the Enterprise, such as VR, to acknowledge and process the exam packet, the OM2 now creates the order in HL7. The Study forward feature enables users to pass studies to specialists or colleagues for consultations. Previously, studies could not be forwarded or passed once they were claimed. Version 2.5 also expanded the ability for groups to customize routing and worklist rules through general, modality and subspecialty worklists. The enhanced ability to share studies, assures optimal sub-specialization and enhanced workflow.

"The study featured in the Journal of Digital Imaging continues to validate the reason we pioneered the concept of Interoperability System Solutions to the market in the first place; that the lack of interoperability between existing information and imaging systems is one of the most critical problems facing the diagnostic and management effectiveness of the healthcare profession today," said Janine Broda, vice president and general manager for Compressus' Medical Solutions Division. "With the next generation of the MEDxConnect System, we have expanded its capabilities to address all markets, from general imaging to subspecialty, and provide fast, effective, accurate, and affordable solution providing seamless connectivity and interoperability."

About MEDxConnect

The MEDxConnect System acts as a communications hub, enabling all PACS, HIS, RIS and other data information systems to connect and communicate across an enterprise. MEDxConnect also enhances and expedites the use of HL7, DICOM and other standard languages to connect flawlessly all of the otherwise independent and disparate systems and successfully transferring images, reports, messages, demographics and other important data for the timely diagnosis and treatment of a waiting patient. The integrated imaging and data management solution from Compressus is designed to support a facility's current and expanded workload and provide an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functionality required for remote connectivity, the system enables users to access diagnostic images and reports in the existing data stores at each facility, increasing the level of medical care while reducing the associated costs.

About Compressus, Inc.

Established in 2000, Compressus, Inc. is a medical software company offering proven solutions for problems of interoperability and interconnectivity in 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 vendors of HIS, RIS and PACS systems. Designed to manage the workflow of an imaging healthcare enterprise, the MEDxConnect System is a suite of offerings that 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 system function as one virtual enterprise.


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