SOURCE: T- System, Inc.

T- System, Inc.

February 18, 2011 13:55 ET

T-System Raises the Bar With Innovative Emergency Medicine EHR Interoperability at HIMSS 2011

T SystemEV Helps Hospitals Achieve Interoperability, Data Exchange and Meaningful Use in the Pursuit of Exceptional ED Patient Care

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 18, 2011) -  T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and I.T. solutions for emergency medicine, will demonstrate a new interoperability standard and other innovative enhancements of its emergency department (ED) information system, T SystemEV®, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2011 Conference (HIMSS). T SystemEV helps hospitals optimize seamless data exchange, care quality and operational performance and lays the foundation for achieving Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria. The annual HIMSS conference is Feb. 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Attendees visiting the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase™ at booth #7343 in Hall E can witness T SystemEV demonstrate the creation and publication of a new industry interoperability standard, the ED Physician Note (EDPN). This new standard for interoperability can simplify data exchange and reduce the cost of connecting information systems. More importantly, it can ensure safer patient care and reduce delays at provider hand-off by improving communication from the ED to other care settings. T-System is one of the first companies to utilize the new interoperability standard that was developed by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the interoperability standards organization. The company's participation in the Interoperability Showcase is a direct result of passing rigorous tests at the recent IHE North America Connectathon, the healthcare I.T. industry's largest interoperability testing event.

"The 'status quo' is never enough for us. T-System has taken the lead in developing interoperability standards for healthcare I.T. to improve the patient experience," said Sunny Sanyal, CEO of T-System, Inc. "In this new era of health information exchange and connectivity, we are going beyond just meeting the requirements of Meaningful Use by facilitating communication across the care continuum regardless of where a patient receives care."

Bob Tilley, chief technology officer for T-System, will give a presentation on how T-System is facilitating the informed transition of care from the ED to the rest of the healthcare community. He will discuss how the company is leveraging interoperability standards specifically for the ED. Attendees can see his presentation on Monday, Feb. 21 at 2:45 p.m. EST in the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase theater.

At T-System's exhibit booth #3323 in Hall A-D, Robert Hitchcock, M.D., F.A.C.P., T-System's vice president of solution management, will discuss effective ways for hospitals to leverage the ED to meet Meaningful Use requirements. This will include how providers can position emergency medicine as a central part of their strategy in acknowledging ED's large contribution to patient visits and historical adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) technology. Dr. Hitchcock's presentation will be held:

  • Monday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. EST

Dr. Hitchcock will also share his first-hand experience using T SystemEV at Bradenton, Fla.-based Manatee Memorial Hospital and Health System's ED.

T-System will provide ongoing demonstrations of T SystemEV at its booth, including T SystemEV® STAT, the newly announced solution designed to greatly improve ED throughput and operational performance. Fully certified to help hospitals meet Meaningful Use requirements, T SystemEV STAT can help drive significant clinical, financial and operational improvements, while helping clinicians provide safer and more efficient care in the ED. 

"T-System is committed to continuing to provide the very best solutions for emergency medicine. With the number of already overburdened EDs and predictions about sharp increases in the use of emergency care, it is vital to leverage technology that can help optimize productivity," said Sanyal. "What happens to the patient in the ED -- a critical point in the care continuum -- carries over into other settings beyond the hospital, including long-term and rehabilitative care, specialty and primary care practices, outpatient labs and imaging centers... virtually every possible point of care. The ability to access and exchange data represents a significant milestone to ensure positive outcomes, and hospitals shouldn't have to sacrifice the quality of their ED information system in order to have a connected healthcare I.T. environment."

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40% 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.

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