SOURCE: VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp.

August 23, 2007 16:16 ET

VisualMED System to Help Hospitals Meet Upcoming Medicare Rules

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. (OTCBB: VMCS) (FRANKFURT: VA6) -- The Bush administration has announced that Medicare payments to hospitals will no longer be forthcoming in cases where preventable errors have occurred. The United States' largest healthcare purchaser has determined that hospitals must be held responsible for the activities of their personnel and the conditions within their facilities.

Lisa A. McGiffert, a health policy analyst at Consumers Union, says that: "Hundreds of thousands of people suffer needlessly from preventable hospital infections and medical errors every year," Ms. McGiffert said. "Medicare is using its clout to improve care and keep patients safe. It's forcing hospitals to face this problem in a way they never have before."

Healthcare institutions stand to lose millions annually if they continue to operate at the current levels of quality control. The announcement means that hospitals must adopt some level of information technology to help track, document and report on the condition of patients throughout their stay.

This is a bold move that instantly may force hospitals to adopt more stringent measures of prevention and risk management. Says Chairman Gerard Dab:"Our system offers quality assurance tools that will help hospital meet those requirements. We have decision support technology at point of care that is both efficient and cost effective."

The comprehensive VisualMED Electronic Medical Record, with its results reporting, automatic documentation and control procedures is an immediate way for hospitals to ensure that many of the medical errors subject to Medicare's decision to suspend payments do not occur.

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The VisualMED Clinical Information System (CIS) is a unique software application built to conform to the way doctors and nurses provide and document patient care. The VisualMED CIS is the only solution of its kind to have been wholly designed by practicing medical staff in terms of both workflow and user interface. State-of-the art design is at the basis of product scalability -- the only CIS that can be implemented across a single care unit, hospital, or region. Unique design features allow system decision support to conform to local practice, yet incorporate "best practice" guidelines across a region as a turnkey solution, depending on the needs of individual clients. From a purely technical perspective, object-oriented design and table-driven programming allows for cost-effective development that can rapidly respond to advances in medicine and surgery and informatics, itself.

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. markets and distributes clinical management solutions that help hospitals and healthcare authorities reduce medication errors, increase personnel efficiency and bring down operating costs. One of its key decision support components is a core solution in the new agenda to promote greater patient safety and reduce risks due to medication errors.

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