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3M and CitiusTech to Integrate 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary With CitiusTech's BI-Clinical Healthcare Business Intelligence Framework
Date:5/11/2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions and services, has signed an agreement with 3M Health Information Systems to integrate the 3M(TM) Healthcare Data Dictionary with CitiusTech's BI-Clinical healthcare business intelligence framework. The agreement will enable BI-Clinical clients to leverage the robust capabilities of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary for enhanced terminology mapping across source systems.

The 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary is a controlled medical vocabulary server, which enables effective mapping of clinical terminology and administrative concepts. It translates the identifiers used among different information systems for procedures, diagnoses, clinical assessments, problem lists, medications and observations, and standardizes and normalizes the data across multiple clinical terminologies such as ICD-9-CM, SNOMED(R) and LOINC(R).

CitiusTech's BI-Clinical framework provides an integrated approach for clinical, operational, financial and regulatory performance management for healthcare organizations - covering over 600 measures. Integration with 3M's comprehensive medical vocabulary enables BI-Clinical to better exchange, compare, query and report on healthcare data. Consequently, the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary strengthens the core features of BI-Clinical, including clinical and administrative decision support based on individual patients or population, outcomes research (data warehousing, population queries, etc.), regulatory reporting (Meaningful Use, CMS/PQRI, JCAHO, etc.).

"This agreement combines the data aggregation, analytics and reporting capabilities of CitiusTech's BI-Clinical with the comprehensive medical vocabulary of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary," said Ray Terrill, Senior Vice President, 3M Health Information Systems. "The combined offering will help hospitals, managed care organizations, HIEs, and other healthcare organizations make full use of patient data to deliver decision support, improve outcomes, and increase competitive strength."

"Terminology mapping is a critical success factor for any business intelligence initiative in healthcare. Our partnership with 3M will enable our clients to leverage the powerful capabilities of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary to map their data," said Rizwan Koita, CEO, CitiusTech. "In addition, BI-Clinical clients can use 3M Terminology Consulting Services to perform both initial terminology mapping and ongoing maintenance of mappings of their legacy data to reference terminologies."

About CitiusTech

CitiusTech (http://www.citiustech.com) is a specialist provider of technology solutions and services to healthcare technology companies, providers, MCOs and health plans. CitiusTech practice areas include healthcare software engineering, healthcare interoperability, healthcare business intelligence and CRM. CitiusTech brings strong healthcare domain expertise - across technologies, applications and standards. The ability to provide this expertise, together with world-class service quality and a global resource base, enables CitiusTech to offer a distinctive value proposition to our clients.

About 3M Health Information Systems

3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide improve documentation, quality, and financial performance across the healthcare continuum. 3M offers integrated solutions for transcription, speech recognition, clinical documentation improvement, documentation management, computer-assisted coding, quality, and revenue cycle management, effectively meeting the industry's changing needs. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise, 3M works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide reliable implementation, training, and support services. More information about the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary and 3M Terminology Consulting Services is available at 800-367-2447 or by visiting www.3Mhis.com.

3M is a trademark of the 3M Company. SNOMED is a registered trademark of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization. LOINC is a registered U.S. trademark of Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Product and company names herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CitiusTech Inc
    Amar Badlani
    Manager Business Development
    amarb@citiustech.com
    Tel: +1-877-CITIUS 1
    Off: +1-360-326-8060

    3M
    3M Health Information Systems
    Mollie Houns
    +1-952-920-6951



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