SOURCE: InteGreat

March 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Multi-Specialty Group Practice Goes Live With InteGreat's IC-Chart EHR Embedded With IntelliDose Oncology Software

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- InteGreat, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems for physician group practices, today announced that Great Falls Clinic in Great Falls, Mont. has implemented its IC-Chart EHR solution embedded with IntelliDose®, an oncology clinical information software solution designed by oncologists to optimize safe and effective healthcare for cancer patients. The multi-specialty clinic, which has over 100 physicians, can now house patient information, including oncology data, in a single database.

IntelliDose software, which interfaces with IC-Chart clinic-wide, was rolled out to the oncology and radiation oncology departments for use by 25 employees, including clinical and oncology nurses, clinical trials staff, researchers and physicians. By accessing one chart that contains a cancer patient's complete medical history, including lab results, chemotherapy, radiation treatments and prescriptions, clinic physicians can ensure greater patient safety and care and reduce risk of errors.

The software calculates chemotherapy dosages, safeguards against potential overdoses and alerts physicians throughout the practice to potential contraindications. IntelliDose also provides physicians with clinical guidelines, generates summaries of patient visits, and prints outs patient education information sheets listing potential side effects, and doctors' orders, thereby eliminating handwritten errors.

The IC-Chart oncology EHR is anticipated to provide significant cost savings to Great Falls Clinic. "The electronic reconciliation of oncology drugs actually used compared to those ordered is a huge benefit. Many oncology groups don't close the gap on this and they could be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in reimbursement," states Brian Chandler, chief financial officer of Great Falls Clinic.

The clinic takes advantage of the oncology EHR's many functions since implementation. Currently, the clinic is linked to clinical research and trials nationwide and networks with clinics using the same system to establish benchmarks. According to Mary Frances Frieling, BSN, the clinic's director of informatics, "We're working with InteGreat and IntelliDose to enhance our current capabilities, including incorporating a link that will take the user directly to the patient chart without leaving the software, and reporting patients' vital signs and allergies to the EHR."

According to David Koeller, InteGreat's president and CEO, "It is a pleasure working with Great Falls Clinic, which strives to be at the forefront of technology. Its staff is completely in tune with IC-Chart and the embedded IntelliDose oncology software, allowing clinic-wide access to vital information for enhancing patient care and pinpointing the most effective oncology treatments."

About InteGreat

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based InteGreat is a leading provider of electronic medical record software that enables physician group practices to enhance patient care while increasing productivity, eliminating paperwork and gaining a rapid return-on-investment. InteGreat's user-friendly, web-based modular products provide management of clinical data, including transcription records, lab results and radiology reports, and the products capture critical patient health summary data and medications. For more information, call 800.676.1360 or visit www.igreat.com.

About IntelliDose

IntelliDose® is produced by IntrinsiQ Research, Inc., the market leader in information management for the cancer care market. IntrinsiQ is a fast-growing, privately held company located in Waltham, Mass. The company is focused entirely on the cancer care market, the second largest market in healthcare. IntrinsiQ has established unique, innovative technology platforms that are significantly impacting many aspects of the continuum of care in cancer. The company's proprietary IntelliDose technology is the leading software product for automating the chemotherapy dose calculation process. IntelliDose is used in a rapidly growing list of over 100 oncology practices, including some of the most prestigious cancer centers in the United States. For more information, visit www.intellidose.com

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