SOURCE: T-System, Inc.

T-System, Inc.

June 28, 2011 08:35 ET

T-System Celebrates 15th Anniversary as Trusted Partner for Emergency Departments

With 43 Percent Market Share and Growing, T-System Proves Its Staying Power

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - This week T-System, Inc. will recognize its 15-year anniversary as the industry's leading provider of clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine. The company credits its remarkable performance to its dedicated leadership, extraordinarily loyal client base, and the continuous market demand for patient-centric solutions designed specifically for the emergency department (ED). T-System is the nation's first company to develop a structured template system for ED documentation that is based on patients' chief complaints.

"I couldn't be more proud to lead a company that has truly changed the way emergency medicine is practiced," said Sunny Sanyal, T-System chief executive officer. "T-System was a pioneer with a revolutionary new approach to documentation, and the company will continue to provide innovation for healthcare."

T-System was founded in 1996 by emergency medicine physicians Woodrow Gandy, M.D. and Robert Langdon, M.D. Frustrated with skyrocketing patient volume and exhausting 18-hour work days that required complex charting and billing documentation processes, the doctors created a template documentation system to help ED clinicians chart and solve up to 150 patient complaints in a visual way. Drs. Gandy and Langdon initially envisioned the system as a software program but decided to first perfect the templates on paper, incorporating clinician feedback from thousands of patient encounters. In 2001, the paper template system, called T-Sheets®, was adapted and expanded into a comprehensive ED information system (EDIS) known today as T SystemEV®.

Approximately 1,700 of 4,000 EDs in the U.S. employ T-System's solutions and services to enhance patient care and safety and to navigate financial and regulatory pressures rapidly transforming the healthcare ecosystem. Its solutions are the most widely implemented and used in terms of market share and number of clinical users. In addition to being used in traditional EDs, T-System solutions can also be found in a variety of unique care settings, including national sporting events, natural disaster response scenes and on the sets of popular television shows.

"As a physician and entrepreneur, the high user acceptance of T-System is personally gratifying," said Dr. Langdon. "One of the biggest challenges hospitals face when rolling out an electronic health record is getting physicians to use the system daily. Fortunately for us, physician resistance is a non-issue, as evidenced by the fact that more than 99 percent of doctors use T SystemEV within three to four shifts after it goes live at their facility."

Dr. Gandy added, "The high physician acceptance rate is rooted in Rob's and my philosophy of designing a system that let us and our colleagues treat patients efficiently and document and bill for services quickly and accurately. T-System has applied this concept every day for 15 years."

According to a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, ED visits increased from 94.8 million in 1998 to 123 million in 2008. Experts predict hospital ED volume, which typically is three to four times greater than inpatient volume, will continue to soar as 78 million baby boomers turn 65 between 2011 and 2030 and more Americans become insured as a result of health reform changes.

"We owe our success to the collaboration among our loyal clients, brilliant employees who appreciate the nuances of emergency medicine, and hands-on executive team -- all working together to ensure that our solutions will help clinicians make patient care safer and more efficient," said Sanyal. "As we embark on the next 15 years, we reaffirm our commitment to emergency medicine and to improve coordination of care using technology. Our goal is simple: offer the industry's most user-friendly, advanced clinical solutions that fine tune the way EDs are run and managed."

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation's emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System's gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit www.tsystem.com. Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

Contact Information

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    Corinne Tso
    Director of Marketing for T-System
    T-System, Inc.
    469-791-5540
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    Angela Jenkins
    Amendola Communications for T-System, Inc.
    720-859-6930
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