Catalis Inc., the leader in medical informatics technology, today announced the debut of the world’s first graphical health record (GHR) software, Accelerator™.
“This is the killer app,” says James Atkins, MD, of the Texas Sinus Center. “There is no learning curve. It’s like having a chart in front of you.”
“This is a paradigm shift in health information technologies,” says Scott White, MD, Harvard University instructor and professor of Radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
“Catalis® Accelerator™ solves the stumbling block now facing most physicians; how to easily and quickly input high amounts of patient medical information into a computer system without slowing doctors down,” says Catalis President and CEO Randolph Lipscher, MD, MBA.
Development of this technology was extremely important because of the national effort to computerize medical records. “If average doctors can’t figure out how to use computers in their medical practices, you can’t computerize the industry. And without computerization, people will suffer,” Lipscher says.
According to the Institute of Medicine, as many as ninety-eight thousand hospitalized Americans die each year from medical errors. “Patient safety is our number one concern,” says Lipscher. “Accelerator allows doctors to work naturally and easily and yet safeguards patients against random medical errors.”
Accelerator replaces the traditional medical clipboard with tablet PC based software that connects doctors to every aspect of the health care industry. The system requires no typing, and uses patent pending graphical input devices to expedite information flow from doctors into computers. Health professionals are able to handwrite their diagnoses as well as order lab tests, write prescriptions and schedule follow-up visits instantaneously.
In an industry where the usual learning curve for a system is at least six months, it takes an average of just one day to assimilate Accelerator into a practice. Accelerator is compatible with the majority of existing computer systems now installed in medical offices.
Over one hundred Catalis doctors, pharmacists, and software developers have invested more than 200 man-years in the development of Accelerator. “The system is cryptex and military-grade encoded,” says Lipscher. “Every connection Accelerator makes is privacy protected. Whether the system is requesting lab work or reporting billing to an insurer, the transaction is absolutely safe.”
Catalis Inc. is CCHIT CertifiedSM for Accelerator version 4.111, for CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2006.
About Catalis, Inc.
Austin-based Catalis, Inc. (thecatalis.com) was founded in 1999 and was the first company in its industry to develop an electronic health record, Accelerator, for primary use on a wireless tablet PC.
Accelerator’s patent-pending graphical framework is so different from traditional EMRs that it is called a Graphical Health Record – the next generation of EMR technology. Catalis® Accelerator™ operates in private medical clinics, academic health centers and independent physician organizations throughout the United States. Available Accelerator clinic specialty modules include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine, ENT and Podiatry. Catalis offers its own fully integrated Accelerator Practice Management System as well as interfaces to PMS systems including AdvancedMD, Centricity, IDX, MARS, Medical Manager, Medisoft and MicroMD.
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) (cchit.org) is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health record products. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable product certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the health care industry.
"CCHITSM” and “CCHIT Certified SM” are service marks of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.