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Microsoft Introduces Patient Safety Screening Tool to Stop Spread of In-Hospital Infections
Date:2/24/2008

Accent on Integration delivers and supports the first module, targeting

sepsis.

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of its Patient Safety Screening Tool (PSST), a software-based solution designed to help healthcare organizations identify potential adverse events that occur during hospitalization. The PSST features a set of indicators that provide information on potential in-hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries and medical procedures.

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The first module of this platform available is the Patient Safety Screening Tool for Sepsis offering. Sepsis is a deadly infection that strikes an estimated 750,000 people annually in the United States alone. Microsoft's Patient Safety Screening Tool for Sepsis is being supported and delivered by Microsoft partner Accent on Integration (AOI), a leading systems integrator focused on the healthcare market, with clinical direction from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Built entirely on the Microsoft platform, the solution leverages Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Microsoft InfoPath (Office 2007 version).

With highly adaptable code that can be modified to any customer environment, the PSST for Sepsis is designed to provide rapid implementation with minimal configuration. The solution's first focus is on tracking sepsis, the 10th leading killer(1) worldwide, but will have the ability to track many other diseases.

"Reducing mortality due to severe sepsis requires an organized process that guarantees the early recognition of the inf
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