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INR Pro featured in medical group magazine

10/16/2013 - Our software INR Pro was featured in an article about the success of the Unity Point Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic in the July/August edition of Group Practice Journal, a publication from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). audemars piguet replica

The article titled "Birth of a Community Anticoagulation Clinic" discussed how the CAT Clinic was able to use a Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant, ISO 9000 certification and our software to make improvements to the clinic.

"Our vision to create a new community anticoagulation model clinic integrated International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 quality management system principles with Lean and Six Sigma concepts. Today, our system of care manages more than 500 patients. Since 2006, our Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic has managed over 3,000 warfarin patients. The net value of resources brought into the community since 2005 as a result of grants and cost savings to provider practices now exceeds $1 million. The net value of resources brought into the community since 2005 as a result of grants and cost savings to provider practices now exceeds $1 million."

It is an excellent article to read for anyone in an anticoagulation clinic setting, even if you aren't in need of our software.

Some excerpts cartier replica from the article related to INR Pro:

"We have refined the software created for managing our patients in 2005 on an ongoing basis. This allows us to create and modify reports in real time, and the system currently produces 17 charts and graphs..."

"As more clinics use electronic systems, requests for additional features have increased as well. For patients who already have an INR program but dont have the data reporting that INR Pro provides, data may be downloaded into an Excel format and then uploaded into INR Pro's Reporting System to view the numerous billiga nike air max charts and reports available."

"It was clear from analysis that a web-based system would be optimal in managing large numbers of patients. We therefore undertook a design phase to incorporate the principles we discovered in our analysis of current practices at the cardiology clinics. The software system built and in use since 2006 has the following features:

  • Web-based, to be accessible anywhere and avoid software upgrades and complexity.
  • Statistical process control (SPC) charts are used for monitoring INR values prior to making dosing decisions to better understand patient historical variation in INR results. (Includes statistics summary [average, standard deviation, Cp, Cpk, and predicted % above or below therapeutic range].)
  • Reminders for scheduled and overdue patients, annual orders, and billing reimbursements.
  • Numerous quality and cycle-time reports that can be filtered by patient and visit factors including: patient capability nike air max 90 billigt sverige reports based on therapeutic range; ability to monitor percent in-range using three methods (Rosendaal, traditional, and cross-section); breakdown of and graphical display of patient demographics; priority patient list based on quantity of out-of-range values; compliance assessment rating and trending; and cycle time tracking, reporting, and analysis by key process steps to identify longest process steps.
  • Access from home available to patients who self-test or want to review dosing or recent test results.
  • Physician read-only login access.
  • Pill size defaults by patient, along with dosage tracking by day of the week.
  • Patient handout report showing next test date, dosage by day with pill images, and clinic contact information.

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INR Pro - patient anticoagulation tracking systemIf you would like to take advantage of these features with INR Pro, try our demo, or contact us for more information.