Picis Extends Leadership in Veterans Affairs Medical Community with Contract Win for Anesthesia and ICU Solutions.VA Healthcare System of Ohio selects Picis information solutions to integrate with VistA and help clinicians improve patient care
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- Continuing to build momentum with U.S. Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs is a term of the business that deals with the relation between a government and its veteran communities, usually administered by the designated government agency. hospitals, Picis announced today that it has been awarded two Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracts by the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN VISN Veterans Integrated Service Network
VISN Virtual Integrated Sky Network (Loral Orion)
VISN Visual Interactive Support Network ) 10, also known as the VA Healthcare System of Ohio. VISN 10 selected Picis Anesthesia Manager, PACU Manager and Critical Care Manager, part of the CareSuite([R]) family of high-acuity solutions, for its five VA medical centers to help clinicians better manage the clinical workflow and financial functions in anesthesia and post anesthesia care units (PACU)/recovery, as well as the intensive care unit (ICU ICU intensive care unit.
intensive care unit
see intensive care unit.
ICU ) and remote ICU. Picis is scheduled to demonstrate Anesthesia Manager at the American Society of Anesthesiologists The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an association of physicians (primarily anesthesiologists) whose stated goal is to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. (ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and ) 2009 Annual Meeting in New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded , October 18-20 (booth #236).
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This is the third major VISN award contracted in 2009 for Picis critical care and perioperative perioperative /peri·op·er·a·tive/ (-op´er-ah-tiv) pertaining to the period extending from the time of hospitalization for surgery to the time of discharge.
adj. solutions. Picis has now contracted with 27 VA medical centers in 10 regions across the country. Recently, the Great Lakes Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with a combined surface area of c.95,000 sq mi (246,050 sq km). Health Care System (VISN 12) selected Critical Care Manager for its medical center ICUs, which see more than 30,000 admissions annually. Earlier this year, the New York/New Jersey VA Network (VISN 3) selected Picis CareSuite to automate anesthesia care record keeping across its five hospitals. In addition, VA Sierra Pacific Network has been using Critical Care Manager for years and in 2007 added Picis anesthesia, preoperative pre·op·er·a·tive
Preceding a surgical operation.
preceding an operation.
the preparation of a patient before operation. and PACU solutions to provide an integrated solution across the entire high-acuity continuum.
The VA Healthcare System of Ohio, one of 21 VISNs of the VA, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care to thousands of veterans in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures
Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop. . With the rapidly-growing number of surgical and ICU patients at its medical centers, VISN 10 sought a comprehensive anesthesia and critical care system that would provide clinicians with the point-of-care information they need to help them make well-informed treatment decisions and provide continuity of care. Following a rigorous evaluation of a range of industry solutions, the VA Healthcare System of Ohio selected Picis CareSuite for its proven experience with the VA, its integration with the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture The Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) is an enterprise-wide information system built around an electronic health record, used throughout the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system, known as the Veterans Health (VistA) enterprise information system, and its ability to provide a single clinical solution for anesthesia/PACU and the ICU.
"By using both our perioperative and critical care software, VISN 10 clinicians have the ability to collect, manage, display and store patient information from the moment a patient receives anesthesia through post-operation recovery and into the ICU," said Carlos Nunez, M.D., Chief Physician Executive at Picis. "This not only decreases repetitive documentation and improves staff communication, but also helps to further point-of-care decision making and -- most importantly Adv. 1. most importantly - above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you must be independent"
above all, most especially -- to enable clinicians to focus on providing high-quality, compassionate care to U.S. veterans."
Picis Critical Care Manager features Insight Critical Care([TM]), a clinician-defined rules-based decision support system, as well as eView for Critical Care Manager([TM]). These tools are designed to help improve care management throughout the critical care continuum, eliminate data silos, reduce redundant documentation and facilitate clinicians' access to important clinical information. Similarly, Picis Anesthesia Manager automates the intraoperative and postoperative recovery anesthesia documentation, and Picis PACU Manager automates the patient's record postoperatively and in the recovery units. This technology enables nurses and physicians to better manage the complex and diverse data generated in these demanding care areas. Because all of these solutions run on a single database and a single comprehensive system, clinicians in the ICU have direct access to anesthesia information, and anesthesia providers caring for patients in the PACU and ICU are also able to check on their patients from the operating room operating room
n. Abbr. OR
A room equipped for performing surgical operations. (OR).
VISN 10's simultaneous award for Picis' anesthesia record anesthesia record
A written account of drugs administered, procedures undertaken, and cardiovascular responses observed during the course of surgical or obstetrical anesthesia. keeping (ARK) and its ICU clinical information system (CIS Cis (sĭs), same as Kish (1.)
(1) (CompuServe Information Service) See CompuServe.
(2) (Card Information S ) is the first of its kind in the VA medical community. The VA Healthcare System of Ohio medical centers implementing Picis technology as part of the contract award include:
* VA Medical Center Cincinnati;
* Chillicothe VA Medical Center;
* Dayton VA Medical Center;
* Louis Stokes Louis Stokes (born February 23, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives.
Born in Cleveland, Stokes and his brother Carl B. Cleveland VA Medical Center;
* Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center ambulatory care center Walk-in clinic Medical practice A free-standing facility that provides non-emergent medical, or less commonly, dental services in Columbus.
"As a health information technology (HIT) pioneer, the VA hospital system is often looked to as an industry model for technology use," said Todd Cozzens, Vice Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Picis. "With today's focus on 'meaningful use,' hospitals increasingly are focused on demonstrating how their investments in HIT help clinicians improve the patient care experience. By implementing Picis solutions to automate the most cost- and resource-intensive areas of the hospital, the VA Healthcare System of Ohio is primed to not only increase ICU and OR efficiency, but also to improve its clinical documentation and financial results."
The formal public announcement of these awards can be found at: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d5d081583b0422cfabfc1b818de558b2&tab=core&_cview=0 and https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=b52c11062657fa18205dc068935d9f87&tab=core&_cview=0.
For more information on Picis CareSuite, please visit http://www.picis.com/products/default.cfm.
Picis is a global provider of innovative information solutions that enable rapid and sustained delivery of clinical, financial and operational results in the acute care areas of the hospital. These high-acuity areas include the emergency department, operating and recovery rooms, and intensive care units. Picis offers the most advanced suite of integrated products focused on these life-critical areas of the hospital where the patients are the most vulnerable, the care process is the most complex and an increasing majority of hospital costs and potential revenue are concentrated. Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Picis has licensed systems for use in more than 1,700 hospitals in 19 countries. More information is available at www.picis.com.
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