Compressus Receives Notice of Allowance for 'Autonomous Routing of Network Messages Within a Healthcare Communication Network' Patent

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 General News
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CHICAGO, Dec. 1 Compressus, leaders in interoperability of disparate healthcare IT systems, today announced it has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for its patent application entitled "Autonomous Routing of Network Messages Within a Healthcare Communication Network" patent. The company made the announcement here at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 29 - Dec. 4, 2009.

The patent reflects the foundational medical message routing technologies that enable the Compressus MEDxConnect(TM) System to provide an integrated, virtualized workflow environment to healthcare providers. One of the central issues that create communications breakdowns in healthcare Enterprises is the fact that messages generated from disparate imaging and IT systems are created and sent in different formats. As a result, data cannot be exchanged, may be lost, or has to be re-created or reformatted manually, adding time consuming steps and the potential for errors into the communication process. MEDxConnect employs intelligent analysis based on the data received and required end user parameters to automatically distribute the data in the appropriate context based on specific factors.

"The core technological need in the HIT environment will be the ability to integrate data generated from disparate digital sources into a uniform, intelligent stream of information. The patent demonstrates Compressus' leadership in this area," said Jay H. Sanders, MD, CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group and professor of medicine (Adjunct), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association.

"The ability to read and process messages from disparate Enterprise systems, determine a network destination based on message content and predetermined rules, and then automatically transform the message to the appropriate format is critical to the rapid, efficient and accurate delivery of patient care," said John B. Macfarlane, CEO, Compressus. "It is extremely gratifying to be recognized as leader in medical message analysis and routing based on the allowance of the MEDxConnect patent and we look forward to its issuance in the very near future."

The MEDxConnect System acts as a communications hub, enabling various PACS, HIS, RIS and other data information systems to connect and communicate across the Enterprise. Utilizing HL7, DICOM, and other standards, the System helps control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems. The integrated imaging and data management solution from Compressus is designed to support a facility's current and expanded workload and provide an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functionality required for remote connectivity, the system enables users to access diagnostic images and reports in the existing data stores at each facility, increasing the level of medical care while reducing the associated costs.

"This patent reflects eight years of development to optimize workflow and provide interoperability across multiple HIS, RIS and PACS and secures the intellectual property that provides the foundation of our Medical Message Mediator," said Albert Hernandez, vice president, engineering and product development for Compressus.

About Compressus, Inc.

Established in 2000, Compressus, Inc., is a medical software company offering proven interoperability solutions to the rapidly growing healthcare IT market. Its MEDxConnect software is the first solution that indexes, integrates and routes all relevant patient medical information to the healthcare professional in real time, thus dramatically improving physician efficiency, reducing enterprise costs and increasing patient safety. The MEDxConnect Products address the problems associated with integrating healthcare enterprises plagued by the lack of connectivity and interoperability between disparate islands of HIS, RIS and PACS systems. The MEDxConnect System is a suite of offerings designed to manage the workflow of an imaging healthcare enterprise. It has the power to connect disparate HIS/RIS/PACS systems and provide automated interoperability to the enterprise and allows an organization with disparate multi-vendor systems function as one virtual enterprise.

SOURCE Compressus, Inc.

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