Alcidion sets out to streamline ED pathology ordering with Miya Orders

Adelaide-based Alcidion Corporation is set to roll out its new Miya Orders emergency department order sets technology at Royal Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital before the end of the year.

Alcidion announced last month that it had won a $1.75 million contract with the Northern Territory Department of Health to deliver best practice ED order sets. The idea is to streamline pathology ordering and reduce over-ordering, and at the same time provide clinical decision support at the point of care.

Miya Orders is built on Alcidion's Miya health informatics platform and is a further extension of the company's technology. Miya is also the basis of the intelligent patient journey system (iPJS) that has been rolled out at Victoria's Western Health and in the NT.

It also forms the basis of the award-winning intelligent Cardiovascular Information System (iCVIS) developed in association with FujiFilm for Western Health.

Miya Orders promises to streamline emergency department workflow by providing guidance to doctors on the most clinically appropriate pathology tests to order for a patient, depending on the patient’s clinical presentation.

The technology can guide nurses in selecting common tests that can be ordered before the patient is seen by a doctor, and it also allows staff to see the status of orders and identify workflow problems that may affect the timely delivery of lab results and overall patient flow.

“For the most common clinical conditions, the system provides for junior doctors, and in some cases, nursing staff, to order tests for a patient as at the same level of expertise as a senior consultant with many many years of clinical experience,” Alcidion CEO Ray Blight (pictured) said.

The technology will ask junior doctors to justify ordering unusual tests and promises to reduce variations in diagnosis and to reduce costs due to uncontrolled ordering of expensive tests.

Alcidion says Miya Orders presents the market with a differentiated approach to introducing computerised physician order entry (CPOE) to a hospital in that rather than starting with the traditional medication order entry, it covers pathology and radiology ordering.

The company says this approach can allow a hospital to start implementing CPOE at lower risk and lower cost.

Alcidion also announced last month that it planned to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in November pending a successful reverse takeover by minerals exploration firm Naracoota Resources, which would value the company at $12 million.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Alcidion, Miya

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