The CompuBRIDGE EMR is designed to capture and integrate electrocardiogram (ECG) results and over-reads into an existing EMR system. Integration does not require the practice to employ additional software, hardware or specialized servers. For facilities without a general EMR system, CompuMed offers hosted solutions that provide access to ECG data via any Internet enabled computer. CompuMed expects to release its CompuBRIDGE EMR system after testing with beta customers.
CompuMed CEO Maurizio Vecchione said, CompuBRIDGE EMR is part of our strategy to help healthcare providers implement an integrated digital information solution. We use a standards based architecture for ease of integration and optimal interoperability. It allows our clients to automatically integrate ECGs and over-reads with most EMR systems.
CompuBRIDGE EMR will provide users of CompuMed's telecardiology services with the ability to data mine patient records and electronically transfer those records to their own EMR systems, such as patient administrative systems, electronic practice management, laboratory information systems, dietary and pharmacy.
Development of the CompuBRIDGE EMR benefited from CompuMed's experience as one of the leading providers of remote ECG services for the correctional facility market. Over the past decade, the company's flagship CardioGram system has become the telecardiology solution of choice for a significant number of the state correctional prison systems across the US.
Vecchione added, Nowhere is the challenge of providing quality healthcare more complex than in a correctional facility. Electronic medical records have been shown to have an impact on the safety, effectiveness and cost of healthcare by having the right information at the right place at the right time. CompuBRIDGE, built with the experience of our correctional industry success, can help correctional healthcare customers as well as any other healthcare providers who use ECGs extensively transition into integrated digital medical records.
CompuMed, Inc. develops and markets products and services that combine advanced imaging with medical informatics. Its focus is on analysis and remote monitoring for patients with cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. The Company has specialized expertise and intellectual property in telemonitoring imaging and analysis designed to improve healthcare provider workflow and patient care while reducing costs. CompuMed's core products, the OsteoGram(R) and CardioGram(TM), are cleared by the FDA and reimbursable by Medicare. The OsteoGram is a non-invasive diagnostic system that has been proven by many clinical studies to provide effective and accurate bone density measurement for screening osteoporosis and assessing hip fracture risk. The OsteoGram has significant cost advantages over other technologies in the marketplace. The CardioGram system is one of the first telecommunication networks designed to remotely interpret electrocardiograms and is used by private practice, as well as government and corporate healthcare providers nationwide. The CardioGram delivers online electrocardiogram interpretations within minutes of receipt and has the additional capability of automatically providing an over-read (i.e., follow-up review) by a cardiologist. CompuMed is headquartered in Los Angeles and distributes its products worldwide both directly and through OEM partners. Visit CompuMed on-line at www.compumed.net.