February 17, 2011 10:35 A.M. CENTRAL TIME
Sage Health Management Solutions System Named One of the Coolest Products of 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - February 17, 2011 -- RadWise®, a Sage Health Management Solutions, Inc. (Sage HMS) decision-support tool for diagnostic radiology, has been named one of the "Coolest Products of 2010" by Health Management Technology in its annual end-of-the-year special issue. The solution was selected among hundreds of healthcare IT-based candidates for its latest enhancements in improved quality of imaging study reports, which utilizes natural language processing to auto-classify report text.
"We are honored to be chosen as one of 2010's coolest products and feel confident that our latest quality improvements meet the rising need of physicians for an intelligent, itemized report solution," said V. Katherine Gray, Ph.D., president of Sage HMS. "By organizing a radiology report's data into structured categories, they are easier to understand and use—resulting in enhanced communication and outcomes reporting."
The system fits the new Meaningful Use objectives for decision support and outcomes analysis, as well as aims to assist organizations with compliance of Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Sage HMS' new technology ultimately helps RadWise to refine recommendations, improve data mining opportunities and evaluate the clinical usefulness of imaging procedures.
Sage Health Management Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of DSS, Inc., a provider of software, integration, support and development of VistA and vxVistA. To learn more about Sage HMS and RadWise, visit www.sagehms.com.
About Sage Health Management Solutions
Sage Health Management Solutions develops and sells Clinical Decision Support (CDS) available as an SDK or a browser-based service that combines the features of a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) tool with evidence-based medical information. The CDS is designed to help third party payers and providers eliminate unnecessary diagnostic testing costs while concurrently improving care quality and physician/clinic efficiency. The first offering, RadWise, is focused on diagnostic radiology.
About DSS, Inc.
DSS, Inc. develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the Veterans Affairs VistA system and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. The organization also designs applications that are compatible with the Indian Health Services RPMS and the Department of Defense's healthcare systems.
vxVistA is DSS' open source version of VistA that has been enhanced to meet the needs of non-VA users. The company also offers add-on products including behavioral health, clinical decision support, dental electronic records, document imaging and revenue cycle solutions. To foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment Web site, www.vxVistA.org that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among worldwide vxVistA and VistA EHR users. For more information on DSS, Inc., visit www.dssinc.com.
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