|SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- RemedyMD, an innovative provider of web-based decision support tools for clinicians, today announced ResearchEHR(TM), a specialty, condition, and disease specific software application that dramatically improves the productivity of medical researchers. ResearchEHR is the industry's first product to aggregate clinical and research findings in the same database. The new product will be unveiled in booth #7406 at the upcoming HIMSS 2006 Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Specifically designed for medical researchers within large healthcare institutions, teaching hospitals, or research-focused hospitals, ResearchEHR is an intelligent software application that combines the power of an Electronic Health Record with the tools necessary to improve researcher productivity. The system is designed to reduce the time between research discoveries in the labs and delivering those breakthroughs at the point of patient care.
Using ResearchEHR, specialty or disease-specific studies can be setup quickly with its powerful and flexible customization tools. For example, a research group focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) can quickly create their own COPD specific application that tracks only the fields that are specific to this condition. The product also includes the ability to track heredity and compare genomic data for diseases that have known or possible genetic markers. ResearchEHR is integrated with MyHealthManager(TM), a patient portal available from RemedyMD, which assists researchers in aggregating patient behavior information while improving study participation. The purpose of collecting and aggregating clinical, research, and patient data is to expose patterns not previously identified. This in turn leads to making better and more timely decisions that can improve outcomes.
"ResearchEHR replaces myriad databases and 'home grown' applications that exist in large research institutions. Since it's already specific to each specialty or disease, there's never a need for a researcher to create their own database," said Gary D. Kennedy, President and CEO of RemedyMD. "In addition our solution aggregates clinical information from point of care systems with data collected by medical researchers in order to guide their research toward the most promising areas."
ResearchEHR's open architecture allows research data to be stored in the same database as clinical data from various sources, such as a legacy EMR systems, monitoring devices, patient portals, and Hospital Information Systems. This makes real-time clinical data available to the researcher. Furthermore, its interactive graphing and reporting tools are ideal for specialized and enterprise-wide analytical needs. Sophisticated statistical analysis and knowledge discovery tools allow computation of previously unrecognized disease patterns, identify patient cohorts, or form hypotheses based upon hidden data trends.