Catalis Inc., the leader in medical informatics technology, today announced that Pinnacle Partners in Medicine, a premier pain management and anesthesia medical practice, has selected the Catalis Accelerator as Pinnacle’s electronic medical record system.
“We looked at dozens of systems but the Accelerator won our practice over with its unprecedented combination of medical sophistication, ease of use,” said Jeff Wasserman, M.D. Medical Director for the Advanced Pain Medicine Division of Pinnacle. “It’s just like writing on a patient chart, but now the information and medical history is immediately stored on the patient database. You can learn the Accelerator in a day. Every other system we saw takes months to learn.”
Catalis is demonstrating the Accelerator today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting in New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
The agreement between Pinnacle Partners and Catalis calls for 36 doctors and advanced practitioners in the group’s pain management practice as well as Pinnacle’s back office staff to use the Accelerator.
Accelerator replaces the traditional medical clipboard with tablet PC based software that connects doctors to every aspect of the health care industry. The system requires no typing, and uses patent pending graphical input devices to expedite information flow from doctors into computers. Health professionals are able to handwrite their diagnoses as well as order lab tests, write prescriptions and schedule follow-up visits instantaneously.
“Catalis® Accelerator™ solves the stumbling block now facing most physicians; how to easily and quickly input high amounts of patient medical information into a computer system without slowing doctors down,” says Catalis President and CEO Randolph Lipscher, MD, MBA. “The Accelerator is so easy to learn that most doctors are back up to seeing their full patient load or more within a day.”
In an industry where the usual learning curve for a system is at least six months, it takes an average of just one day to assimilate Accelerator into a practice. Accelerator is compatible with the majority of existing computer systems now installed in medical offices.
Over one hundred Catalis doctors, pharmacists, and software developers have invested more than 200 man-years in the development of Accelerator. “The system is cryptex and military-grade encoded,” says Lipscher. “Every connection Accelerator makes is privacy protected. Whether the system is requesting lab work or reporting billing to an insurer, the transaction is absolutely safe.”
Catalis Inc. is CCHIT CertifiedSM for Accelerator version 4.111, for CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2006.
About Catalis, Inc.
Austin-based Catalis, Inc. (thecatalis.com) was founded in 1999 and was the first company in its industry to develop an electronic health record, Accelerator, for primary use on a wireless tablet PC. Accelerator’s patent-pending graphical framework is so different from traditional EMRs that it is called a Graphical Health Record – the next generation of EMR technology. Catalis® Accelerator™ operates in private medical clinics, academic health centers and independent physician organizations throughout the United States. Available Accelerator clinic specialty modules include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine, ENT and Podiatry. Catalis offers its own fully integrated Accelerator Practice Management System as well as interfaces to PMS systems including AdvancedMD, Centricity, IDX, MARS, Medical Manager, Medisoft and MicroMD.
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) (cchit.org) is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health record products. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable product certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the health care industry. More information on CCHIT and CCHIT CertifiedSM products is available at the website.
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