Clinical Decision Support technology developed by University of Minnesota researchers will enable health care providers to improve preventative care, communication and coordination among clinicians, researchers and patients. Minneapolis-based startup Omicron Health Systems, Inc. will incorporate the technology in its Population Health Management offering to research networks and health care organizations.
Most patient record management systems available today predate the Internet and can be cumbersome to use. Many of the systems are built to serve administrative functions such as scheduling and billing, and are ill-equipped to support clinical decision-making or the sharing of data required to coordinate patient care.
Omicron Health’s innovative solution, which incorporates the university technology, enables care providers and research networks to coordinate care delivery and research activities across clinics. Omicron Health provides a HIPAA-compliant platform that enables the secure transmission of patient health records and other data.
“This solution takes information out of an electronic record and reorganizes it to make it easier for a provider to use,” says Kevin Peterson, inventor and professor of family medicine and community health.
“It helps providers make better decisions about who needs medical care, and improves the ability of health care providers to identify when an individual is not getting medical care that could be important. The system standardizes information from electronic medical records, making it much easier to work with and to share between providers.”