T-System Debuts T-Data Feature, Providing Powerful New Analytics Capability for T SystemEV

Free Enhancement for T SystemEV Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) Leverages Data to Uncover Opportunities for Improving Patient Workflow, Increasing Quality of Care, Reducing Risk

Oct 06, 2009, 09:59 ET from T-System, Inc.

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER / BOOTH #911 - T-System, Inc., the nation's largest provider of emergency department (ED) clinical documentation solutions, today announced the availability of T-Data, a powerful and innovative ED data analytics technology, at the 2009 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in Boston. T-Data converts information collected by T SystemEV, the company's industry-leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), into a database capable of answering penetrating questions about ED performance and potential pathways for improvement.

T-Data databases support Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Software, enabling users to pose SQL queries based on the 500,000+ unique data elements in the T-Data system. This scope, far beyond those of other EDIS databases, puts T-Data in an exclusive position to uncover opportunities for improving patient workflow, increase quality of patient care, and identify potential areas of risk, as well as generate sophisticated performance reports.

"T-Data adds immense value to our T SystemEV product. With all the emphasis the healthcare industry places on efficiency and quality today, T-Data will be of huge value to our users," said Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP Vice President, Product Management - Electronic Solutions for T-System, Inc. "In particular, this advancement can help create efficiencies that positively impact length of stay and overall quality of care for patients."

T-Data includes data elements from all components of T SystemEV, including marks from physician and nurse templates, tracking boards, Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), medications and allergies, visit and demographic information, user information, and referral physician information. The system is updated after each patient encounter is completed, ensuring that the most current data is available for review. Additionally, the database schema, data dictionary, and sample SQL queries are provided with T-Data to optimize the use of the database by clinical and technical staff.

"In the current hospital environment, resources are becoming scarcer," commented Ethan Bachrach, MD, Assistant ED Medical Director at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington, which has been using T-Data during its pilot phase. "It is necessary for us to be thoughtful and knowledgeable about our processes, and be good stewards of the resources we have. With T-Data, we now have the tools to better understand our own processes, practice patterns and the utilization of resources. This allows us to ask intelligently for what we need, but perhaps more importantly, we can better match our current resources with our patient care and work patterns."

T-System's T-Data platform offers considerable benefits to both single- and multi-site users T-Data supports benchmarking of critical performance metrics. It can be used to perform comparative analysis, capture breadth of clinical knowledge, provide administrators with detailed information about patient throughput, and facilitate regulatory reporting without expensive manual chart reviews. T-Data also can generate clinical outcome data in a format that allows quick identification of potential risk areas.

T-Data requires no additional licensing fees beyond the user's existing T SystemEV contract The T-Data system must be installed on a dedicated server for operation, and a working knowledge of SQL is required for use.

T-System is showcasing T-Data, along with T SystemEV and its other clinical documentation solutions, during the 2009 ACEP Scientific Assembly from its exhibit at Booth 911 in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

About T-System

Founded in 1996, T-System, Inc. and T-System Technologies, Ltd. (The T System), combine an uncommon collaboration of clinicians, technologists and service professionals dedicated to serving the current and future clinical information and technology needs of emergency medicine. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, T-System is the leading provider of clinically accepted emergency department information system (EDIS) solutions. Today, more than 1,800 civilian and military EDs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia and around the world partner with T-System to make the best patient care a reality for everyone. For more information, please visit www.tsystem.com or contact Joe Lastinger at (800) 667- 2482.

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