SOURCE: Net Health Systems, Inc.

Net Health Systems, Inc.

April 14, 2010 16:34 ET

Net Health Partners With KCI to Provide V.A.C.® Therapy Integration

WoundExpert® EMR Integration Improves V.A.C.® Therapy Ordering at Wound Care Clinics Across the U.S.

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - Net Health Systems, Inc. today announced the release of new functionality in the WoundExpert software enabling physicians to pre-populate V.A.C.® Therapy authorization forms, electronically sign, and transmit via a secure link directly to KCI. The inclusion of this functionality is another step forward in Net Health's continuing commitment to provide new efficiencies, improve ease of use, and reduce errors in wound care.

"Our clients manually process thousands of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy orders and this solution will simplify this procedure, providing significant time savings while reducing errors," said Patrick Colletti, President of Net Health. "This release is well timed and advances our goal of integrating the manual and disparate documentation and reporting functions of a wound care clinic into a streamlined workflow."

The inclusion of V.A.C.® Therapy ordering through WoundExpert provides:

  • Seamless creation of the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy Order Form, pre-populated with WoundExpert data
  • Automatic error checking for form compliance
  • Inclusion of electronic signatures on the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy Order Form
  • Direct transmission for approval from WoundExpert to KCI
  • Integration with WoundExpert's electronic documentation

As the nation's leading Electronic Medical Record (EMR) provider for wound care, the WoundExpert software is the system of choice for facilities looking for an integrated source of clinical, financial, and regulatory software while preparing to demonstrate meaningful use as defined by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Net Health's software systems are used in over 700 facilities across the United States, representing more than 12,000 physician, clinician, and administrative users who process over 2,000,000 encounters per year.

"The partnership is a great example of how we are simplifying and improving the V.A.C.® Therapy process," said Mike DelVacchio, Senior Vice President, U.S. & Latin America Sales & Marketing, Active Healing Solutions™. "WoundExpert reduces training requirements and order entry time while allowing V.A.C.® prescription and authorization in one simple step."

The introduction of V.A.C.® Therapy order functionality within WoundExpert will become available in May 2010.

More information on this functionality will be available from Net Health and KCI at the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care spring conference in Orlando, Florida scheduled from April 17 - 20, 2010.

ABOUT NET HEALTH
Net Health is the leading provider of clinical information systems in the rapidly growing field of chronic wound care. WoundExpert, the company's flagship offering, is an integrated clinical, financial, and regulatory software system for wound management. Over 12,000 physicians, clinicians, and healthcare professionals across the U.S. use the software in more than 700 facilities spanning the wound care continuum to improve patient care and facility performance.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company's mission continues to be validated through consistent recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and best places to work in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.woundexpert.com.

ABOUT KCI
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) is a leading global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products for the wound care, tissue regeneration, and therapeutic support system markets. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI's success spans more than three decades and can be traced to a history deeply rooted in innovation and a passion for significantly improving the healing and the lives of patients around the world.

The Company employs 6,700 people and markets its products in more than 20 countries. For more information about KCI, and how its products are changing the practice of medicine, visit www.KCI1.com.

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