SOURCE: CliniComp

February 27, 2007 08:00 ET

CliniComp Announces General Availability of Essentris 1.4, Enhanced Solutions for Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Charting, Workflow and Surveillance

Solution Extends Existing HIT Systems to Provide Enterprise-Wide View of Clinical Productivity, Safety and the Overall Quality of Care

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- CliniComp, Intl., a leading provider of intelligent charting and surveillance solutions to hospitals and integrated delivery networks, today announced the general availability of Essentris™ 1.4. With this new upgrade, CliniComp continues its two-decade track record of pioneering software designed to make a difference at the point of care.

"This year, spending on clinical solutions is predicted to be almost double that of HIT and ancillary systems, combined," said John Reardon, president and CEO of CliniComp, Intl. "These numbers reflect a continuing evolution from the back office to the bedside. With this release, we have focused strongly on understanding the roles of real-time surveillance and clinical analytics in extending existing HIT and ancillary systems to where it matters most, at the patient bedside."

Essentris 1.4 includes numerous enhancements to all six of the core modules, with a common, underlying goal of providing a multi-disciplinary solution that enhances workflow across all care providers and departments, and that provides a foundation for a true longitudinal patient record. The release also provides functional enhancements targeted specifically for Critical Care and Perinatal areas.

Key enhancements of Essentris Modules include:

Essentris OneChart™

One Chart is a multi-disciplinary charting solution that provides a single view of a patient's total clinical experience, across all departments, services & care providers.

--  Enhanced Master Patient Index creates a virtual longitudinal record
    through full cross referencing of multi-episodic patient events.
--  New, multi-window charting enhancement speeds data entry and retrieval
    across simultaneous active flowsheets.
--  New diagnosis or unit-specific task lists ensure consistent workflow
    across all care providers and departments.
    
Essentris OnWatch™

OnWatch is an evidence-based surveillance and alerting solution that provides real-time dashboards for monitoring patient status and trends.

--  Enhanced surveillance dashboard allows individual physicians and
    nurses to independently configure different patient monitoring criteria.
--  New rules engine allows rapid configuration of custom alerts based on
    infinite real-time clinical data points.
--  New "errors of omission" processing triggers alerts when key tasks are
    identified as uncharted or incomplete.
    
Essentris InView™

InView delivers integrated clinical analytics that allow users to analyze operational metrics, compliance adherence, and outcomes assessments.

--  Expanded global data repository provides real-time access to detailed
    patient data with a direct link to patient charts.
--  InView dashboard provides one-click report generation for operational,
    compliance and outcomes reporting.
--  Automated redundant data warehouse design ensures full fault tolerance
    and 100% uptime.
    
Essentris OpenOrder™

Provides online order entry for treatment and medication orders.

--  Enhanced medication reconciliation summarizes orders and administers
    medications as outlined in updated Joint Commission standards.
--  New weight-based dosage calculations speed charting while improving
    patient safety.
--  New bi-directional gateway allows optional integration of third party
    CPOE solutions.
    
Essentris InterOp™

InterOp provides a standards-based environment for managing open interfaces to back-end ancillary and HIT systems.

--  New Discrete Outbound Interface enables configuration of triggers to
    export any set of clinical data in real-time.
--  Expanded library of pre-built adapters for common third party
    ancillary, ADT, and billing systems.
--  New Single Sign-On and CCOW support.
    
Essentris DeviceConnect™

DeviceConnect provides a framework for integrating beside devices, including physiologic monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, etc. It provides turn-key hardware & software, including 100+ device drivers, necessary to automate data collection and charting processes.

--  New, windows-based smart fetals allow dynamic display configuration
    based on active beds.
--  Expanded library of real-time device drivers, including new inter-
    aortic balloon pumps.
--  Upgraded device integration boxes with expanded memory.
--  Global Care Quest (GCQ) support for enhanced PDA access to patient
    summary information.
    
About CliniComp

For more than two decades, CliniComp has been providing multi-disciplinary charting and surveillance solutions to today's leading hospitals and health systems. Designed to extend existing ancillary and HIT systems, CliniComp's Essentris solution provides an enterprise-wide view of the total clinical experience and helps to enforce consistent workflow across all aspects of patient care. Leveraging detailed patient charting and vitals information, Essentris provides a new level of real-time clinical surveillance that automatically alerts physicians and nurses of the development of potential problems. The result is dramatic improvements in clinical productivity and improved quality of care. Essentris is currently deployed at over 50 client sites, including Baptist Healthcare, UCLA Healthcare, and The Ohio State University Medical Center. CliniComp also has a sizable deployment across major military hospitals, where Essentris helps to monitor over 40% of all Department of Defense beds. To learn more, visit www.clinicomp.com or call 800.350.8202.

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