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Ochsner Health System Partners with DocuSys for Presurgical Care, AIMS and Medication Management Technology
Date:3/25/2008

MOBILE, Ala., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System of New Orleans will enhance patient safety and improve workflow throughout their perioperative (surgical) process with technology from DocuSys, Inc., a leading anesthesia information management system (AIMS), medication management system and presurgical care management system provider.

"With the acquisition and implementation of DocuSys, Ochsner will strategically focus on enhancing anesthesia medication management and dispensation, and anesthesia medication inventory, with the aim of creating a superior anesthesia record," says Mark French, Vice President of Surgical Services at Ochsner Health System.

DocuSys solutions will address every phase of surgery from presurgical care to post anesthesia care and will be installed in 28 operating rooms and 15 other anesthetizing locations at Ochsner Medical Center, and the Ochsner- Merrill Hines Surgery Center located in New Orleans.

Solutions specifically selected by Ochsner for their surgical arena include a Web-based, patient-driven health survey application, HealthQuestionnaire(TM), used for collecting a patient's health history prior to surgery and PreOpPlanner(TM), used by the care team to identify the patient's surgical risk and produce instructions and testing requirements for the patient prior to surgery; a coding module for documenting comorbid conditions (existing illnesses) and capturing professional fees; the AIMS application, which produces an electronic medical record of the anesthetic case; and DocuSys' point-of-care medication management application, DocuJect(R), providing a decision support feature that precisely documents medications administered.

"We are pleased to partner with such a renowned healthcare provider as Ochsner Health System in supporting their patient safety initiatives," said DocuSys President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert Watson. "DocuSys technology will have a profound impact on patient safety throughout Ochsner's care cycle for surgical patients."

About Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System (http://www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi- specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals and 33 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Through its unique coordinated system, Ochsner provides healthcare with peace of mind because it puts the needs of all patients first. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 700 ongoing clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked #1 "Best Place to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years. Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.

About DocuSys

DocuSys is a market-leading anesthesia information management system (AIMS), medication management system and presurgical care management system provider, maximizing both the quality of care and return on investment in surgery. The company provides solutions that address all stages of the anesthesia care delivery process, including the presurgical evaluation process. Additional benefits of the system include ease of use, billing and charge capture automation and aligning such quality measures as CMS' pay-for- performance (P4P) program with financial objectives. DocuSys' modular design permits integration with existing hospital information systems, electronic medication dispensing cabinets, infusion pumps, physiologic monitors and other systems in those settings where intravenous drug delivery is key. The company has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its technology and is a registered medical device manufacturer in accordance with FDA guidelines. http://www.docusys.net.

Contact: Jennifer Dixon, Public Relations

e-mail: jdixon@docusys.net

phone: (888) 465-9903, ext. 107


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