NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedCPU Inc., provider of real-time clinical decision support solutions, has been chosen by UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts to deliver its Meaningful Use AdvisorTM tool to assure compliance of UMass’ physicians and hospitals with the Meaningful Use requirements and qualification for the attendant economic incentives.
“Meeting meaningful use requirements is an important objective for us,” said George Brenckle, PhD, senior vice president and Chief Information Officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, “but equally important is finding tools that can aide compliance while allowing our clinicians to continue to deliver outstanding care and without interfering with their already demanding workflow. With MedCPU, we’re aiming to deliver very targeted alerts that will be helpful but not intrusive.”
MedCPU’s Meaningful Use AdvisorTM is a real-time clinical decision support tool that rides on top most hospital and ambulatory electronic medical records and ‘reads’ the complete clinical information contained in the EMR, clinicians' free text notes and structured fields alike. With its unique capability to acquire patient information across multiple systems and different formats, coupled with a powerful decision support engine and a complete, highly granular set of Meaningful Use guidelines, the Meaningful Use AdvisorTM is able to accurately identify the clinical context of each patient encounter and determine whether compliance with the relevant Meaningful Use requirements is achieved. In cases of identified compliance deficiency, the tool prompts the physician at the right time for missing compliance element, assuring the compliance requirements are met. Its unique ability to identify the accurate compliance status, based on the case specific clinical context, enables the Meaningful Use AdvisorTM to avoid presenting the physicians with distracting redundant prompts and to generate accurate compliance reports for each physician.
“We are aiming to reach very high sensitivity and specificity targets for the clinical prompts we’re generating as a key component for physician adoption and efficient use of our IT tools,” said Eyal Ephrat, M.D., MedCPU’s CEO. “We’re excited to partner with UMass Memorial Health Care in creating the next generation of innovation in healthcare decision support that will enhance quality and patient care.”
About UMass Memorial Health Care:
UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, hospice programs, and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
MedCPU Inc. is dedicated to improving the delivery of high quality patient care through the use of advanced real-time clinical expert tools. MedCPU’s clinical decision support platform includes the Expert AdvisorTM suite of real-time expert tools that work with any EMR along with the Compliance AdvisorTM suite of products aimed at assuring compliance with the increasingly complex regulations facing health care providers today. MedCPU’s tools uniquely work within clinicians’ existing workflow and fully utilize clinicians’ narrative text entries via its proprietary Medical Text Processor technology to get the complete clinical picture for each patient and generate accurate prompts for assuring best clinical care is provided.