Medstreaming and M2S Sign Licensing Agreement to Develop Fully Automated Interface for Seamless Transfer of Structured Data to Vascular Quality Initiative® Registry
Chicago – June 17, 2015 – Medstreaming, a leading medical informatics company specializing in workflow productivity technology and M2S Inc., a leader and innovator in technology for quality improvement in healthcare, announced the formation of a strategic licensing relationship to develop automated transfer of structured data to the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Registry at the annual Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) meeting June 17-20, 2015. Using the Medstreaming Clinical Data Management echo system for structured data aggregation, Medstreaming and M2S are focused on revolutionizing data capture and reporting for outcomes analysis.
The licensing agreement will allow hospitals, outpatient facilities, and vein centers who are participating in VQI Registries to significantly improve their data entry workflow and efficiency. Medstreaming’s workflow solution software will automate the capture of structured data elements on the web-based PATHWAYS form for the registry, including patient demographics and history, procedure details and follow-up.
Jeff Lord, Chief Technology Officer at M2S, says “Effective workflow integration is essential for the clinical registries on the PATHWAYS platform in order to streamline the data entry process for our clients. Our initial focus with Medstreaming will be on the integration for the Varicose Vein Registry. This will both strengthen the PATHWAYS platform and help our clients to capture the quality data they need to track outcomes.”
“Our collaborative effort with M2S and this innovative integration is designed to lower the costs associated with data capture and data aggregation in hospitals and outpatient offices”, said Wael Elseaidy, Medstreamings Co-Founder and CEO. “Through the use of specialty based workflow technology, we intend to significantly reduce the need for manual data entry while at the same time increasing the quality of the information transferred to the PATHWAYS Registry. This is something our clients have been asking us to accomplish for quite some time and we intend to deliver this additional value through our new strategic partnership with M2S,” said Elseaidy.
Many challenges confront the medical industry due to an extremely fragmented data management structure. To address this fragmentation, Medstreaming created a Specialty-Based Radiology, Vascular, Cardiovascular, and Women’s Health Workflow Application which functions as a “best of breed” performance layer in the inpatient workflow on top of inpatient electronic medical records (EMR). Using this clinical workflow expertise, Medstreaming has also developed the industry’s first “All in One” integrated platform application that runs as an outpatient EMR, image management & reporting, and practice management workflow solution. All Medstreaming solutions act as an aggregator for structuring clinical data which in turn creates powerful data service offerings for multi-purpose, web based, data mining and data analytics. Medstreaming is headquartered in Redmond, WA. For more information, visit www.medstreaming.com.
M2S is a healthcare performance management solutions company that provides innovative technology and services for the healthcare industry to manage clinical information and utilize that information to improve the quality of patient care and reduce costs. The Vascular Quality Initiative is built on M2S’s PATHWAYS clinical data performance platform, allowing users to track, measure, and analyze clinical information, promote collaboration, objectively drive decisions, and optimize performance. For more information, visit www.m2s.com.
About the Vascular Quality Initiative®
The Vascular Quality Initiative, a joint venture of M2S Inc. and the Society for Vascular Surgery, collects and analyzes data to improve the quality of vascular care. Currently, VQI has more than 330 facilities and 2,500 physicians participating, and 200,000+ vascular procedures reported. Its 12 clinical registries are Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Open AAA Repair, Endovascular AAA Repair, TEVAR and Complex EVAR, Infra-Inguinal Bypass, Supra-Inguinal Bypass, Lower Extremity Amputation, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Hemodialysis Access, Inferior Vena Cava Filter and Varicose Vein. VQI is collaboration between regional groups that use a Patient Safety Organization and the M2S PATHWAYS cloud-based system.