Alcidion to integrate with Ascribe's acute care platform

Adelaide-based health informatics firm Alcidion has signed a memorandum of understanding with UK-based Ascribe to integrate its Miya clinical decision support system with Ascribe's acute care suite.

Alcidion's Miya ED technology includes clinical dashboards and whiteboards that can sit on top of existing emergency department clinical information systems such as Ascribe's Symphony CIS, which is used in several major emergency departments in Victoria. Ascribe also markets a Web Pharmacy solution used at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

The ED whiteboards can colour-code clinical data according to risk and help clinicians to identify and act upon clinical risks as they arise, both during an ED admission or post discharge.

The partnership will initially focus on the Australian emergency medicine market but will be extended to Ascribe’s UK customer base in the future. Ascribe's products, including PAS, ePrescribing and pharmacy solutions, are widely used in public and private hospitals in the UK.

Ascribe also markets its Health Application Platform (HAP), an information sharing solution that includes clinical context management. Part of the MOU with Alcidion will investigate the feasibility of integrating Miya into the Ascribe HAP.

Alcidion CEO Ray Blight said that by partnering with Ascribe, the company hopes to use the functionality of Symphony and the Ascribe solution suite to make a difference to patient care across the hospital environment, whether it’s the ED, inpatient services or outpatient departments.

Ascribe managing director Duane Lawrence said getting the right data to the right person is critical to improving care quality.

“Integration with Alcidion will provide additional contextual information to our emergency department users and support clinicians in making safe and timely decision about patient care,” he said.

Alcidion announced last week that it had raised extra capital to further develop the Miya platform.

Ascribe is part of the UK's EMIS Group, best known as the market leader for general practice software in the UK.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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