Polaris Medical Management Selects DiagnosisONE to Deliver Clinical Decision Support for Electronic Health Records

Partnership Enables Healthcare Provider Customers to Reduce Costs, Improve Medical Outcomes and Satisfy Key Meaningful Use Requirements for Electronic Health Records

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DiagnosisONE, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that Polaris Medical Management has selected DiagnosisONE as the exclusive provider of clinical decision support (CDS) for its electronic health record (EHR) deployments. Through this relationship, Polaris will now seamlessly integrate DiagnosisONE’s CDS solutions into its CCHIT-certified EHR offerings to deliver real-time, patient-specific alerts at the point of care. The combined offering will enable customers to more easily satisfy the CDS requirements necessary for demonstrating Meaningful Use of EHRs, a key step for obtaining federal stimulus funds established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Polaris Medical Management is a management service organization (MSO) formed by Rhode Island physicians to provide independent physician practices with the necessary support and expertise needed to effectively operate in today’s changing healthcare industry. The organization selected DiagnosisONE over competing solutions as the exclusive provider of CDS capabilities for its EHR offerings, based on the flexibility of DiagnosisONE’s standards-based solutions for rapid deployment and their unmatched ability to deliver personalized clinical decision support.

“Clinical decision support is an essential capability for our healthcare provider customers as they seek to improve the quality of patient care and satisfy Meaningful Use requirements,” said Noah Benedict, chief operating officer at Polaris Medical Management. “DiagnosisONE provides us with the ability to quickly and easily integrate a world-class, standard-based CDS solution into our EHR offerings. The addition of DiagnosisONE’s clinician-friendly CDS capabilities provides Polaris with a key competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

DiagnosisONE’s leading-edge CDS technology enables clinicians to efficiently make the most informed, evidence-based treatment decisions. DiagnosisONE provides end-to-end CDS capabilities that automatically make patient information from disparate systems accessible to a provider along with a configurable collection of more than 35,000 actionable clinical observations. DiagnosisONE’s standards-based solutions are ready to use “out-of-the-box,” and are fully configurable to each organization’s specific needs with minimal effort.

“Forward-thinking EHR technology providers like Polaris are recognizing the value of integrating DiagnosisONE’s CDS capabilities into their offerings to enable physicians to practice evidence-based medicine at the point of care,” said Dr. Mansoor Khan, founder and CEO of DiagnosisONE. “We look forward to working closely with Polaris to provide customers with the ability to make their healthcare data actionable, reduce costs and improve the quality of patient care.”

About Polaris Medical Management

Polaris Medical Management provides exceptional software solutions that are essential in assisting our healthcare providers to effectively deliver the highest quality of care. Polaris’ homegrown EHR, EpiChart, identifies and addresses the information technology needs of today’s primary care physician’s office and is a critical component to improving the quality and efficiency of our healthcare delivery system. Polaris Medical Management is a physician owned and operated company dedicated to providing physician practices with the necessary systems support and expertise needed to effectively operate in today’s evolving healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.polarismedical.com.

About DiagnosisONE

DiagnosisONE provides an unparalleled breadth and depth of analytics and clinical decision support solutions based on template and patient-specific order sets to the healthcare industry. Leveraging the world’s largest library of evidence-based medical knowledge, DiagnosisONE’s standards-based solutions integrate seamlessly with existing hospital and laboratory information systems to deliver actionable information that results in better patient care, reduced errors and better clinical outcomes. DiagnosisONE’s customers include healthcare providers, payers, EMR companies, systems integrators and government entities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Based in Lowell, Mass., DiagnosisONE was formed in late 2003 by a team of physicians and healthcare IT professionals. For more information, visit www.DiagnosisONE.com.


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