February, 2012 — In response to a client’s request, Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) is working to expand the number of data types collected by the EpiCenter service. For this specific project, HMS will add three more qualifiers—for patient temperature, preliminary diagnosis, and disposition—to be collected when patients are admitted to the emergency room. The overall project goal is to enhance surveillance capabilities and increase insight into possible public health outbreaks.
Additionally, 20 midwestern medical facilities will be connected to the EpiCenter service, providing additional depth to the amount of patient information collected for analysis. Prior to project completion, another 72 facilities begin preparations to connect with EpiCenter.
Project completion is expected by the beginning of June 2012.
About Health Monitoring Systems, Inc.
HMS (http://www.hmsinc.com) is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis. The company processes and analyzes health‐related data in real time via a Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) approach. Using this approach, HMS enables clients to increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.
The company’s EpiCenter™ system is a first of its kind community health surveillance system for public health. HMS collects and analyzes data from more than 500 healthcare facilities across the country.