Amcom Software announced the acquisition of IMCO Technologies’ critical test results management suite. Now hospital customers can improve patient safety and caregiver productivity by streamlining the delivery of critical test results to ordering physicians. Serving more than 900 hospitals, many have requested this type of solution to meet the guidelines established by the Joint Commission in its National Patient Safety Goal Requirements.
The newly renamed Amcom Critical Test Results Management solution brings together once-disparate pieces of information essential to the effective communication of test results to the clinicians who ordered them. In particular, the solution will integrate the test results functionality from IMCO with Amcom’s suite of communication workflow solutions, including smartphone messaging. It supports traceable, closed-loop test results information that empowers physicians to provide better care for their patients.
The Joint Commission and other healthcare authorities have identified that failures and delays in the communication of critical test results are a major problem for patient safety. Inefficient handling of critical test results also contributes to higher costs of care for compromised patients as well as increased risk of litigation and higher expenditures for regulatory compliance.
[Posted by Peter DeHaan for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]