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T-System Releases The T SystemEV(R) 2.6.3, Featuring New Meds/Allergies Notification, Automated Charge Capture
Date:10/24/2008

Latest Version of Industry's Most Popular Emergency Department Information System Also Includes Embedded Web Browser, Prescription Drug Screening

Upgrades and More

DALLAS, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- T-System, Inc., the leading provider of clinical documentation and information solutions in emergency departments and urgent care centers, today announced the release of The T SystemEV(R) 2.6.3, the newest upgrade to its industry-leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS).

T SystemEV Version 2.6.3 offers several new capabilities and enhancements to existing features that improve clinical efficiency and quality of care. Highlights include:

-- Outbound Medication/Allergy Information. Using the HL7 interface, Version 2.6.3 allows authorized departments outside the ED to access a patient's present medications and allergies prior to discharge, before all documents are locked and signed. The new feature also enables hospital pharmacies to access medication and allergy data before filling prescriptions and allows med/allergy data to be transferred if a patient is admitted before all documentation is finished. Hospitals can also keep a copy of the information in the permanent medical record.

-- Automated Charge Capture. Version 2.6.3 automates the process of translating nurse and physician documentation to CPT codes as the documentation is being entered. This reduces or eliminates missed or incorrect charges, improves facility reimbursement ratios and reduces the risk of inaccurate billing. It also alerts clinical staff to deficiencies before the charting process is complete, prompting them to add necessary documentation to produce CPT codes. "T-System believes that charge capture should occur as a natural, seamless part of the clinical documentation process, rather than a distraction to physicians and nurses. In T SystemEV, charge capture takes place unobtrusively, behind the scenes," said Mike Hansen, president and CEO of T-System.

-- Embedded Web Browser. This new capability provides clinicians with access to critical information located in other hospital systems or external websites, quickly, efficiently and with minimal disruption to workflow. Examples of destinations might include medical libraries, public health sites, internal form and document management URLs, reporting systems, PACS repositories and various medical tools.

-- Enhanced Prescription Drug Screening. T SystemEV already screens for drug/drug and drug/allergy interactions for medications entered in the Core Clinical Data Module (CCDM), based on patients' at-home use or ordered in the ED via CPOE. To this capability, Version 2.6.3 gives the prescribing physician known interaction warnings, as determined by Medi-Span(R) drug screening software, for prescriptions written within the T SystemEV template.

"The success of T-System is rooted in our commitment to partner with our customers, listen to their daily struggles, and help them with their challenges as the demands on EDs continually increase. We respond, in turn, with practical upgrades that improve quality of care, administrative efficiency and interoperability with other systems," said Hansen. "Version 2.6.3, through its smart new features, makes T SystemEV an even more valuable clinical tool."

T SystemEV spans the entire emergency department experience from triage to discharge, giving doctors and nurses total, minute-by-minute control of a patient's status and care. Because the application is a turnkey product, hospitals do not need to "build the system" in order to make it useful; in fact, T SystemEV is both ready-to-use and customizable, with one of the shortest learning curves of any product on the market today. T SystemEV is the EDIS of choice for more than 210 hospitals nationwide.

Among the first adopters of T SystemEV 2.6.3 will be Hunt Regional Medical Center (HRMC) of Greenville, Texas, a T SystemEV user since 2002. HRMC expects to upgrade in November. For more information about Version 2.6.3, or for general information about T SystemEV, contact T-System Inc. at 800-667-2482, or email sales@tsystem.com. Current T-System clients wishing to learn more about newly-released T-System solutions or future plans are invited to contact their account managers directly.

About T-System:

Founded over a decade ago, 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 2,000 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, visit http://www.tsystem.com or contact Joe Lastinger at (800) 667- 2482.


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