3M and CitiusTech to Integrate 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary With CitiusTech's BI-Clinical Healthcare Business Intelligence Framework

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 11, 2010 CitiusTech, a leadingprovider of healthcare technology solutions and services, has signed anagreement with 3M Health Information Systems to integrate the 3M(TM)Healthcare Data Dictionary with CitiusTech's BI-Clinical healthcare businessintelligence framework. The agreement will enable BI-Clinical clients toleverage the robust capabilities of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary forenhanced terminology mapping across source systems.

The 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary is a controlled medical vocabularyserver, which enables effective mapping of clinical terminology andadministrative concepts. It translates the identifiers used among differentinformation systems for procedures, diagnoses, clinical assessments, problemlists, medications and observations, and standardizes and normalizes the dataacross multiple clinical terminologies such as ICD-9-CM, SNOMED(R) andLOINC(R).

CitiusTech's BI-Clinical framework provides an integrated approach forclinical, operational, financial and regulatory performance management forhealthcare organizations - covering over 600 measures. Integration with 3M'scomprehensive medical vocabulary enables BI-Clinical to better exchange,compare, query and report on healthcare data. Consequently, the 3M HealthcareData Dictionary strengthens the core features of BI-Clinical, includingclinical and administrative decision support based on individual patients orpopulation, outcomes research (data warehousing, population queries, etc.),regulatory reporting (Meaningful Use, CMS/PQRI, JCAHO, etc.).

"This agreement combines the data aggregation, analytics and reportingcapabilities of CitiusTech's BI-Clinical with the comprehensive medicalvocabulary of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary," said Ray Terrill, SeniorVice President, 3M Health Information Systems. "The combined offering willhelp hospitals, managed care organizations, HIEs, and other healthcareorganizations make full use of patient data to deliver decision support,improve outcomes, and increase competitive strength."

"Terminology mapping is a critical success factor for any businessintelligence initiative in healthcare. Our partnership with 3M will enableour clients to leverage the powerful capabilities of the 3M Healthcare DataDictionary to map their data," said Rizwan Koita, CEO, CitiusTech. "Inaddition, BI-Clinical clients can use 3M Terminology Consulting Services toperform both initial terminology mapping and ongoing maintenance of mappingsof their legacy data to reference terminologies."

About CitiusTech

CitiusTech (http://www.citiustech.com) is a specialist provider oftechnology solutions and services to healthcare technology companies,providers, MCOs and health plans. CitiusTech practice areas includehealthcare software engineering, healthcare interoperability, healthcarebusiness intelligence and CRM. CitiusTech brings strong healthcare domainexpertise - across technologies, applications and standards. The ability toprovide this expertise, together with world-class service quality and aglobal resource base, enables CitiusTech to offer a distinctive valueproposition to our clients.

About 3M Health Information Systems

3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software andconsulting services to help organizations worldwide improve documentation,quality, and financial performance across the healthcare continuum. 3M offersintegrated solutions for transcription, speech recognition, clinicaldocumentation improvement, documentation management, computer-assistedcoding, quality, and revenue cycle management, effectively meeting theindustry's changing needs. With more than 25 years of healthcare experienceand expertise, 3M works as a trusted and stable business partner to providereliable implementation, training, and support services. More informationabout the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary and 3M Terminology ConsultingServices is available at 800-367-2447 or by visiting www.3Mhis.com.

3M is a trademark of the 3M Company. SNOMED is a registered trademark ofthe International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization.LOINC is a registered U.S. trademark of Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Productand company names herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.Media Contact: CitiusTech Inc Amar Badlani Manager Business Development amarb@citiustech.com Tel: +1-877-CITIUS 1 Off: +1-360-326-8060 3M 3M Health Information Systems Mollie Houns +1-952-920-6951

SOURCE Citius Tech Inc

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