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Schleswig-Holstein Medical Centre rolls out Picis critical care software

20 November 2006

Dusseldorf, Germany.  The University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, the second largest University hospital in Germany, went live with Picis Critical Care Manager point-of-care documentation and clinician remote access in its critical care areas on 14 November. Critical Care Manager is integrated to the already-implemented and complementary c.a.r.u.s. Hospital Management System (cHMS) for administrative management.

The 2400-bed Medical Centre went live with Picis Critical Care Manager in its intensive care units and via remote access, allowing clinicians to view the ICU patient record from outside the unit. The go-live was the culmination of a collaborative build period where c.a.r.u.s. and Picis configured the software to adhere to applicable German health care requirements, including the new German government Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) coding, automated scoring (including TISS 28 and SAPS II) and several other country-specific functionalities.

In addition, Critical Care Manager is designed to share patient care and procedure data and scoring information with c.a.r.u.s.s HMS. The Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Department is now paperless.

No single system exists that meets the varied needs of our entire hospital organization. Thats why University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein has selected specialized vendors to automate important clusters of the hospital Picis software for the critical care environment and c.a.r.u.s. for the administrative healthcare management functionality, stated Professor Jens Scholz M.D., Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Department, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.

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