Enhanced Medical Decisions and KBCore Partner to Provide Next Generation "Always On" Patient Safety Support

Partnership makes pro-active patient safety support a reality, using free text, difficult to use patient notes!

Feb 29, 2016, 15:18 ET from CRG Medical, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced Medical Decisions, Inc. (EMD) announced today it has signed a partnership agreement with CRG Medical, Inc., to provide the next generation patient safety solution. The partnership comes as a result of collaboration between the two companies to create the advanced KBCore early warning hazard detection system, which will capture near-miss events and unsafe conditions, accelerating preventive action and process change. 

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"CRG Medical's ONC for IT award winning Purple Button patient safety mobile app and the KBCore early hazard detection system foster complete engagement of the workforce, creating knowledge and continual improvement toward a goal of high reliability and zero preventable harm" said Douglas Dotan, CRG Medical's chief executive officer.

EMD's award winning, unique healthcare focused natural language processing engine unleashes the potential of previously untapped information contained in a patient note to further enhance early warning; the partnership combines best in class of both solutions.

One of the keys to reeling in escalating healthcare costs is to make safety risks detectable so that patient harm can be prevented. Safety events, once they occur, create a downstream cascade of complications that magnify the costs of a hospital stay multi-fold.  With so many time-sensitive burdens placed on care providers, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all of the potentials for harm. Advanced KBCore offers an efficient and effective resource to track and report events but to also anticipate and intervene in high-risk situations, and with minimal impact on clinician time as it takes advantage of information that has already been collected.

The valuable information that is captured within notes collected during a patient encounter is not often used except for review. EMD unleashes that information and applies it for efficient clinical decision making in real time. The combined KBCore – EMD tool utilizes EMD's NLP engine to contextually process the note, identifying key data elements such as current conditions, medical history, risk profile indicators, etc. that are then sent to the KBCore  solution to generate a list of actionable cases within seconds; with minimal impact on the clinician's time!

"The ability to unlock the potential of data captured in documentation is exciting and is the first step to providing "always on" patient safety support, said Marlene Beggelman, EMD chief executive officer. "The partnership with KBCore brings together two innovative solutions to enhance patient safety with the potential to not only reduce costs and waste but also improve outcomes". Patient information need only be documented once – in the medical notes – the technology does the rest by distributing data to KBCore for processing. The power of the combined solution is that patient care is improved while, at the same time, the care-giver's job is made easier".

About CRG Medical 
CRG Medical, Inc. is a healthcare technology and innovation partner that offer solutions for improving patient safety and overall care delivery experience. The company designs, develops, and deploys systems that identify patient harm opportunities; allowing care teams to be proactive in eliminating patient safety threats. By providing healthcare organizations with the tools and information needed to reduce variation and wasted costs, CRG Medical is the ideal partner for organizations on a journey to zero preventable harm and High Reliability.

About Enhanced Medical Decisions
Enhanced Medical Decisions (EMD) provides natural language processing (NLP) technology that retrieves patient data buried within free-text notes to help healthcare professions and patients make informed decisions. The core of EMD'S offerings, an advanced context-sensitive natural language processing engine, was built over more than a decade to cover a broad range of medical information, and achieves a high level of accuracy to insure that clinical messaging is relevant. Through collaboration with our CDS partners, clinicians are instantly able to view patient risk profile, a differential diagnosis, overlooked lab results, undiagnosed medication reactions, and other gaps in care or documentation. EMD's solutions are used by hospitals, clinical decision support partners, publishers of healthcare information, and medical coding companies. Founded by Dr. Marlene Beggelman, EMD was incorporated in 1999 and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Douglas Dotan         |         ddotan@crgmedical.com      |     713.825.7900

SOURCE CRG Medical, Inc.