TUCSON, Ariz. - Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory information systems, and mTuitive, Inc., today announced the completed product integration between the Sunquest CoPathPlus anatomic pathology system with the mTuitive xPert for Pathology software. The new add-on module to Sunquest CoPathPlus will provide users with seamless integration to a state-of-the-art, structured data capture, synoptic reporting, and expert rules system based on the College of American Pathologists’ Cancer Protocols and Checklists. It includes over 70 pre-built electronic templates to effectively reduce errors, help standardize on best operational practices, and assist with regulatory compliances. The new module is available immediately and works with Sunquest CoPathPlus v2.5 or higher.
“Sunquest’s integration of CoPathPlus with mTuitive’s xPert for Pathology represents the biggest advance in pathology reporting since the invention of the typewriter,” said Dr. Mark Tuthill, Henry Ford Health Systems, a beta tester for the new integration module. “The ability to use CoPathPlus to directly access xPert through our normal workflow increases our efficiency and reduces our transcription requirements dramatically.”
“The mTuitive and Sunquest integration has two major impacts for hospitals. First, pathology departments maintain compliance with current and future Commission on Cancer requirements and save money through reduction in transcription expense,” said John Murphy, CEO of mTuitive. “Second, accurate diagnostic data is structured electronically. The structured data can then be shared between applications to help clinicians begin automation of disease staging and treatment protocol planning and can be easily mined for research purposes.”
“Improving productivity through better workflow and reducing redundant processes is one of the most effective ways we help our customers achieve their goals,” said Mike Snow, Chief Technology Officer of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. “This is accomplished through the development of new technologies and product features, but also through tighter integration between our existing products and functions. mTuitive’s xPert for Pathology system is the leading technology for structured data capture and synoptic reporting and will provide tremendous benefits to our customers through its integration with Sunquest CoPathPlus.”
Sunquest Integrates LIS, Anatomic Pathology, and Synoptic Reporting for Improved Workflow
Sunquest is actively enhancing its CoPathPlus anatomic pathology system with numerous new feature enhancements that are tightly integrated with its award-winning Sunquest Laboratory Information System in order to increase productivity and improve workflow for its customers. This new integration with mTuitive will give Sunquest CoPathPlus users an industry-first seamless integration solution between LIS, anatomic pathology, and synoptic reporting.
Key Features & Benefits Accessible through Sunquest CoPathPlus
College of American Pathologists Cancer Protocols
Cancer Centers who maintain accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS CoC) are required to meet minimum data reporting standards for the classification of malignant tumors. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) developed cancer protocols and checklists to assist pathology and oncology departments in meeting the ACS CoC standards. SNOMED® International, a Division of the CAP, developed the SNOMED CT encoded versions of these checklists.
About mTuitive xPert Applications™
xPert Applications give clinicians and users decision assisting, structured protocols defined by the top experts in their field, along with retrieval and presentation of context-sensitive information and reference material.
About Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.: Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., is a market leader in clinical data management with more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. For over twenty-five years, the company has been dedicated to providing best-of-breed solutions that enable quality patient care, clinical safety, and operational efficiencies. Its dedicated sales and technical service teams deliver 24x7 assistance to customers for their procurement, implementation, and customer care needs. The Sunquest Laboratory™ system achieved "Best in KLAS" in the Laboratory Segment for 2007, which was its fourth consecutive year, (KLAS Enterprises, LLC, www.healthcomputing.com.) Sunquest’s professional services division provides a wide array of management and technical tools, including lab redesign and optimization, outreach and lab network program development, and operational business and implementation plans in addition to HIPAA compliance assessment and implementation services. For more information, call 800-748-0692 or visit: www.sunquestinfo.com.
About mTuitive, Inc.: mTuitive, Inc. develops data capture and synoptic reporting software to assist health care professionals in recording clinical findings and maintaining compliance with established protocols and guidelines. Our unique method of capturing structured information provides valuable data for pathology, oncology, and cancer staging applications. Established in 2003, mTuitive, Inc. is based in Massachusetts.
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