Migration Key to Building Connectivity, Market Presence In Personalized Discharge Information and Patient Education
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Feburary 21, 2012— InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, announced today that LOGICARE® Corp. has migrated its top-tier patient instruction software system to the InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform. The transition is the first phase of a corporate strategy to cut costs and provide seamless connectivity by using Ensemble to handle HL7 messaging for all customer deployments. The announcement was made at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Headquartered in Eau Claire, Wis., LOGICARE builds systems for emergency departments, clinics and hospitals that enable staff to create personalized and precise discharge instructions and patient education documents. “Because of the intense focus on meeting stage one Meaningful Use requirements, there is a growing demand for easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use patient education systems,” said LOGICARE CEO David Elvig, M.D. “There are new financial incentives for decreasing the number of first hospital admissions as well as readmissions,” he explained. “Patient education plays an important role in achieving those objectives and Ensemble has helped position us for rapid deployment of new integration opportunities.”
Leaving Legacy Platform Behind
LOGICARE initially chose to build an interface engine with in-house staff resources, according to Elvig. “Integration has been one of our core competencies. However,” he continued, “to extend our capabilities, it makes sense to leverage an industry leader.”
After evaluating multiple integration products and completing a proof-of-concept project with two potential solutions, Ensemble emerged as the optimal platform choice. “From a technical perspective, the breadth of connectivity options provided by Ensemble combined with ease-of-use and a wide range of capabilities drove our integration platform choice,” said Elvig.
“In addition to making ‘bread and butter’ HL7 interfacing more efficient for us,” Elvig added, “Ensemble has helped us tackle some less mainstream integration challenges, including XDS.b and integration with the VA system.”
“LOGICARE’s creative approach to enabling providers to cost-effectively fulfill highly specific requirements in today’s healthcare environment illustrates how InterSystems application partners leverage our products in rapidly changing markets,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “It’s a pleasure to work with them as they execute a business strategy designed to enable improvements in both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.”
InterSystems Corporation is a worldwide leader in breakthrough solutions for connected care with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 countries. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, and the creation of an Electronic Health Record on a regional or national scale. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time analytics capabilities in transactional applications.
InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs worldwide, including all 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.
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LOGICARE Corp., based in Eau Claire, Wisc., provides hundreds of the nation’s hospitals with ONC-certified software systems for hospital-wide Patient Education and Emergency Department charting, CPOE, tracking and data management. With an uncompromising emphasis on clinical work flow and excellent integration, LOGICARE produces applications that hospitals and clinics use to:
- Improve compliance with patient communication-related Meaningful Use criteria, including easy- to-use secure messaging of discharge instructions.
- Achieve, document and report on new quality measures tied to inpatient and outpatient Medicare payments, including Emergency Department transition records.
- Fulfill the patient instruction, education, follow-up and self-care demands of Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations.
- Positively affect 30-day readmission rates with comprehensive and personalized discharge instructions and education.
LOGICARE was incorporated in 1987 and is privately held by its founder, Emergency Department physician David Elvig, MD. For more information, visit http://www.logicare.com/.
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