Canada's 'Physician's Office of the Future' to Rely on KATSI's MedAZ EHR Solution

KATSI Canada Is One of Six Vendors in a Unique Initiative to Demonstrate

Interoperability of Standards-Based Electronic Health Record Solutions



May 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Koni Ameri Tech Services, Inc.

    PLAINSBORO, N.J., and TORONTO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Koni Ameri Tech
 Services, Inc. (KATSI) today announced that its subsidiary, KATSI Canada,
 has successfully integrated MedAZ, an electronic health record (EHR)
 solution, as a component of the eHealth Collaboratory's demonstration of an
 EHR for the "Physician's Office of the Future." The eHealth Collaboratory
 is a joint initiative of Canada Health Infoway and the Centre for Global
 eHealth Innovation, working with vendors and purchasers to facilitate the
 development and assessment of usable, interoperable EHR solutions based on
 pan-Canadian and internationally recognized standards. KATSI is one of six
 companies selected to participate in the initial operational phase of
 eHealth Collaboratory's standards-based interoperability project.
     KATSI's MedAZ software performs five functions for the Collaboratory's
 EHR demonstration platform: It queries the client registry for patient
 demographic information; it queries the client registry for allergy
 information; it updates the client registry with patient demographic
 changes; it receives results of mental-status exams from other systems; and
 it communicates patient-discharge summaries or patient charts to the
 hospital system.
     "MedAZ basically helps clinics run more efficiently, which is largely
 the intent of the Collaboratory's Physicians Office of the Future
 demonstration, so we're delighted to have been a part of the initiative,"
 said Vasu Iyengar of KATSI. "The Collaboratory, with the involvement of
 companies like KATSI, will truly improve hospital-physician relations and
 decision-making throughout entire health systems by giving professionals
 one standardized method to find critical patient information."
     MedAZ is a CCOW-compliant, secure, reliable, multilingual software that
 makes appointment scheduling, EMR, billing, and collections faster and
 easier for health care professionals. MedAZ exceeds HIPAA security
 requirements and eases the burden of data management on health care
 professionals by allowing them to operate one centralized software system.
     KATSI, which is primarily focused on providing IT services and
 consulting that help clients gain a competitive advantage, is often
 regarded as a thought leader in the field of health care security. KATSI,
 for instance, has two patents pending that provide a way for databases to
 exchange information without using central data stores. Central data stores
 are the most common form of information storage and are often vulnerable to
 hackers and widespread security breaches.
     Combined with several patent-pending processes, MedAZ as a software
 tool is encapsulated with a suite of services to provide coding, billing
 and denial management as a Revenue Cycle Management offering. The eHealth
 Collaboratory will feature a demonstration of the proof-of-concept
 standards-based interoperable EHR solution, including MedAZ's integrated
 functionality, developed through the collaborative efforts of six
 participating vendors at its official launch in May at Toronto General
 Hospital.
     KATSI targets the health care, financial services and human resources
 markets. The company's clients include Kroger Co., Caterpillar Corporation,
 Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Gas & Electric, IBM Corporation and Lucent
 Technologies.
     About KATSI (http://www.katsi.com)
     KATSI is a global IT company delivering services, solutions and
 products to enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia,
 today it serves customers from various global offices and state-of-the-art
 development centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and India. With a worldwide
 team of more than 100 talented professionals, KATSI executes
 software-development projects by using a complementary mix of
 project-management expertise, targeted business-process analysis and
 enterprise-class technologies.
     Contact:
 
     Vasu Iyengar
     732-887-4631
     vasu@katsi.com
 
     Pushpal Basu
     416-744-2273
     pushpal@interlog.com
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 

SOURCE Koni Ameri Tech Services, Inc.
    PLAINSBORO, N.J., and TORONTO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Koni Ameri Tech
 Services, Inc. (KATSI) today announced that its subsidiary, KATSI Canada,
 has successfully integrated MedAZ, an electronic health record (EHR)
 solution, as a component of the eHealth Collaboratory's demonstration of an
 EHR for the "Physician's Office of the Future." The eHealth Collaboratory
 is a joint initiative of Canada Health Infoway and the Centre for Global
 eHealth Innovation, working with vendors and purchasers to facilitate the
 development and assessment of usable, interoperable EHR solutions based on
 pan-Canadian and internationally recognized standards. KATSI is one of six
 companies selected to participate in the initial operational phase of
 eHealth Collaboratory's standards-based interoperability project.
     KATSI's MedAZ software performs five functions for the Collaboratory's
 EHR demonstration platform: It queries the client registry for patient
 demographic information; it queries the client registry for allergy
 information; it updates the client registry with patient demographic
 changes; it receives results of mental-status exams from other systems; and
 it communicates patient-discharge summaries or patient charts to the
 hospital system.
     "MedAZ basically helps clinics run more efficiently, which is largely
 the intent of the Collaboratory's Physicians Office of the Future
 demonstration, so we're delighted to have been a part of the initiative,"
 said Vasu Iyengar of KATSI. "The Collaboratory, with the involvement of
 companies like KATSI, will truly improve hospital-physician relations and
 decision-making throughout entire health systems by giving professionals
 one standardized method to find critical patient information."
     MedAZ is a CCOW-compliant, secure, reliable, multilingual software that
 makes appointment scheduling, EMR, billing, and collections faster and
 easier for health care professionals. MedAZ exceeds HIPAA security
 requirements and eases the burden of data management on health care
 professionals by allowing them to operate one centralized software system.
     KATSI, which is primarily focused on providing IT services and
 consulting that help clients gain a competitive advantage, is often
 regarded as a thought leader in the field of health care security. KATSI,
 for instance, has two patents pending that provide a way for databases to
 exchange information without using central data stores. Central data stores
 are the most common form of information storage and are often vulnerable to
 hackers and widespread security breaches.
     Combined with several patent-pending processes, MedAZ as a software
 tool is encapsulated with a suite of services to provide coding, billing
 and denial management as a Revenue Cycle Management offering. The eHealth
 Collaboratory will feature a demonstration of the proof-of-concept
 standards-based interoperable EHR solution, including MedAZ's integrated
 functionality, developed through the collaborative efforts of six
 participating vendors at its official launch in May at Toronto General
 Hospital.
     KATSI targets the health care, financial services and human resources
 markets. The company's clients include Kroger Co., Caterpillar Corporation,
 Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Gas & Electric, IBM Corporation and Lucent
 Technologies.
     About KATSI (http://www.katsi.com)
     KATSI is a global IT company delivering services, solutions and
 products to enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia,
 today it serves customers from various global offices and state-of-the-art
 development centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and India. With a worldwide
 team of more than 100 talented professionals, KATSI executes
 software-development projects by using a complementary mix of
 project-management expertise, targeted business-process analysis and
 enterprise-class technologies.
     Contact:
 
     Vasu Iyengar
     732-887-4631
     vasu@katsi.com
 
     Pushpal Basu
     416-744-2273
     pushpal@interlog.com
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 SOURCE Koni Ameri Tech Services, Inc.