iMDsoft launches MVexpress anaesthesia system for European market
9 December 2009
iMDsoft has unveiled MVexpress, a complete anaesthesia
information management system designed for rapid deployment. It supports
and enhances the workflow from pre-op through intra-op to the post
anaesthesia care unit and generates a complete, accurate, billable
anaesthesia record, while freeing anaesthesiologists to devote more time
to direct patient care rather than to paperwork.
Many hospitals and clinics do not have the resources to implement a
fully customizable anaesthesia information management system and are
looking for a solution that meets their needs. For such institutions,
iMDsoft now offers an out-of-the-box product that incorporates over 10
years of experience in the anaesthesia environment throughout Europe.
MVexpress has been configured to suit national requirements and is
initially available for European customers in France and Germany.
Benefits of MVexpress include:
- Rapid deployment — Using a new methodology designed to
speed deployment time, MVexpress can be live and ready for use
within two weeks. MVexpress utilizes a standardized database,
relevant, pre-installed content and a library of drivers covering
the most popular anaesthesia devices, significantly shortening the
time from the start of installation to “Go-Live”.
- Minimal resources required — MVexpress is already engineered for
use in local markets, requiring little on-site configuration and
therefore limited personnel to deploy. This translates directly into
a reduced total cost of ownership.
- Incorporates over a decade of best practices — MetaVision has
been implemented in operating rooms worldwide — including 13 of the
top 50 hospitals in Europe* and 4 of the top 10 hospitals in the US.
MetaVision enjoys a 100% implementation success rate and customer
retention rate. By aggregating best practices accumulated over years
of experience, iMDsoft offers MVexpress customers with a
standardized configuration ideally suited for anaesthesia practices.
Simplifying and enhancing compliance with local reporting and
Local government, regulatory agencies and industry groups are
increasingly requiring standardized quality, safety and outcomes
reports. MVexpress is pre-configured to meet these requirements. It
enables the reporting of diagnoses, clinical data, procedures and
In Germany, for example, the system incorporates the set of mandatory
parameters necessary in order to seal the anaesthesia chart, as required
by The German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, DGAI).
Further, events are documented in the system as defined by the
Diagnosis-Related-Groups (DRG) for reimbursement purposes.
MVexpress creates an electronic case record, from pre-op to the post
anaesthesia care unit, which is both comprehensive and billable. It is
available on a modular basis and can cover all or part of the
- Pre-op — MetaVision facilitates preoperative assessment through
the use of forms that collect patient data such as anaesthetic
history, allergies, and home medications.
- Intra-op — Pre-op evaluations, risk factors, and the anaesthesia
plan can be easily accessed during surgery. Device data is
automatically captured, generating the anaesthesia record. Drugs and
clinical events are registered as they occur using an intuitive
touch screen interface, bar code scanner, and other standard input
methods. The system enforces protocols and best practices using
rule-based decision support.
- Post-op — A view of the patient anaesthesia record is available
for the PACU. MetaVision supports the nursing workflow and
simplifies review and delivery of medications planned by the
anesthesiologist. By aggregating all relevant data, MetaVision
facilitates the discharge process.
iMDsoft offers, for purchase, a library of standardized, locally
relevant reports and popular decision support events to enhance clinical
workflows and promote the delivery of best practices, protocols, and
regulatory requirements. Additionally, iMDsoft offers professional
services to users who may require tailored solutions or wish to expand
the functionality of MVexpress at their facility.
“I am confident that with our global experience and our extensive
knowledge of local markets and regulations, we have created the right
out-of-the-box anaesthesia management solution.” said Phyllis Gotlib,
CEO of iMDsoft. “MVexpress can be deployed quickly and have an immediate
financial, clinical, and operational impact for hospitals and clinics.”