Boston, MA - In August, Sudbury Regional Hospital went live with mTuitive's xPert for Pathology synoptic reporting system. Today, it was announced that Sudbury has reached 100% compliance with the 2008-2009 College of American Pathologist/Collaborative Stage-aligned data standard. The current standard, Phase I, includes five disease sites: Breast, lung, prostate, endometrium and colorectal.
"Sudbury Regional Hospital pathologists work in a busy environment, reviewing a large number of tests daily that are critical to the health and treatment of its patients. A user-friendly and reliable solution was required that would provide simple, efficient and accurate reporting, while also satisfying provincial certification standards. We are pleased to have achieved 100% compliance with these standards," stated Dr. Anna Bojarski, Chief of Pathology at Sudbury Regional Hospital .
Sudbury licensed the MEDITECH Pathology Transcription Suite which mTuitive leveraged to send results back to MEDITECH using HL7. xPert for Pathology is launched directly from within MEDITECH, the template is completed by the pathologist, and the data is then sent across the 'Results In' portion of the interface into the desired data sections within MEDITECH.
"Our hospital looks for products and services that support a project through implementation with solid technical knowledge, a willingness to work with existing systems and strong end user education. These factors led to a smooth implementation of electronic Pathology synoptic reporting," stated Mark Hartman, Interim Vice President for the Regional Cancer Program.
mTuitive is preparing its customers for Phase II of the project which will include the entire set of more than seventy College of American Pathologists Cancer Checklists. mTuitive already provides the full set of CAP checklists to its customers, and will be updating them and including them as part of the 2010 standard when it becomes available. Because most current customers report all cancers synoptically via xPert for Pathology, they are very well prepared for Phase II.
Current mTuitive customers in Ontario include: Lakeridge Health Corporation, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Toronto East General Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Bluewater Health, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Stratford General Hospital and William Osler Health Centre. mTuitive has already helped eleven of these hospitals go live with synoptic reporting and meet the certification standards.
About mTuitive: 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.
1. This material includes the Cancer Checklists and Cancer Protocols which are copyrighted works of the College of American Pathologists. Encoded within the Checklists are portions of the copyrighted work of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, SNOMED CT. 1998-2007 IHTSDO. The Cancer Checklists and Cancer Protocols are used with permission of the College of American Pathologists - which has also authorized use of SNOMED CT as encoded in the Checklists.