Medicomp Systems Expands Point-of-Care Platform with Care Management Solution to Tackle Nation's Opioid Crisis
LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS18 CONFERENCE - BOOTH 3616 -- Medicomp Systems, a physician-driven provider of clinically contextual patient data solutions, today announced the introduction of its new care management solution for treating opioid addiction. The offering, powered by the existing suite of Quippe Clinical Solutions, provides a centralized repository of clinical data and comprehensive care plans that include opioid addiction-specific treatment protocols.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment and criminal justice involvement.2
As the newest component of the Quippe product suite, the care management solution is EHR-agnostic and seamlessly integrates into clinical workflows. It enables all members of the care team to not only view and capture patient data at the point of care, but also to leverage that data to assess risk, assign interventions and document and measure their patients' progress. The evidenced-based care plans, developed in collaboration with clinical and behavioral health experts, are dynamic and trackable, allowing care team members to remain focused on the patient in the room, rather than on the computer screen.
"The opioid crisis has been devastating to so many patients and families in recent years, which is one reason we opted to commit extensive development resources to creating a solution that empowers physicians with the clinical information they need to better serve their at-risk patients," said David Lareau, CEO of Medicomp. "Our care management solution was a natural extension of Quippe because it's so closely aligns with the vision of our founder, Peter Goltra, who built Medicomp based on the premise that we can help physicians in the delivery of superior healthcare if we harness the power of data and make actionable insights available at the point of care."
He added, "Clinicians have long had a shortage of innovative tools to help patients who are struggling to overcome addiction, but we are filling that gap with our new solution. We are pleased to offer this much-needed technology that has great potential to improve the lives of so many."
To learn more, please visit Medicomp booth #3616 this week at HIMSS18. Schedule a demo of Quippe and our new care management solution, as well as participate in the Quippe Virtual Experience Game.
About Medicomp Systems
In 1978, Medicomp Systems pioneered its patented MEDCIN® Knowledge Engine, co-designed with physicians, to transform disorganized, complex arrays of medical information into structured, clinically relevant data at the point of care. Leveraging its flagship engine, Medicomp's Quippe suite of solutions uniquely delivers longitudinal patient information within problem-oriented clinical views, mirroring the way physicians think and work to drive optimal patient outcomes. Quippe also includes wizard-based documentation functionality, which integrates into existing clinical workflows and EHRs, enabling health systems to further enhance EHR usability. With Quippe, healthcare organizations of all sizes can satisfy quality measures and regulatory compliance, increasing physician productivity while effectively positioning themselves for future market demands. Today, leading hospitals and health systems such as Phoenix Children's Hospital and over 100,000 users/day rely on Medicomp's proven domain expertise and clinician-designed technology to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivery. For more information, please visit http://www.medicomp.com/.
Media Contact: Lisa Chernikoff, Amendola Communications for Medicomp, 734-678-5513, email@example.com
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