Infection control systems
NIH clinical center licenses TheraDoc
SALT LAKE CITY – The National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) has licensed the
clinical solutions for infection control and surveillance developed by
The NIH CC and TheraDoc will implement knowledge modules designed to
provide advanced tools for active infection surveillance, antimicrobial
stewardship, adverse drug event monitoring and documentation, and
critical care at the 250-bed treatment and research hospital.
According to the company, the TheraDoc Expert System will provide an
intuitive interface through which context-specific clinical data will be
easily evaluated, confirmed and acted upon. It will combine patient- and
disease-specific data with best-practice guidelines.
It will also translate the data into actionable patient information, and
push it securely to clinicians in real-time. TheraDoc brings relevant
information into a single view, reducing the time it takes to access and
utilize data, enabling better decision-making and saving clinicians’
valuable time, the company said.
TheraDoc president and CEO, Stan Pestotnik, credits the company’s unique
ability to present patient information, best practice guidelines and
medical knowledge in real-time, clinician specific views with attracting
the attention of the foremost US healthcare organizations.
“These hospitals utilize state-of-the-art technology that supports the
delivery of high-quality healthcare to all their patients,” said
Pestotnik. “As TheraDoc seamlessly connects onsite with a hospital’s
existing systems, it enables immediate focused access to actionable
“Clinicians know about changes in patient condition and significant
events faster, with more and better information pushed to them in a
manner and format of their choosing. The consistent use of these
technologies to support clinicians and hospital initiatives will further
improve the quality and safety of patient care in any hospital.”
The ability of TheraDoc solutions to help infection control
practitioners (ICPs) to clinically identify, confirm and document
infections, reduce the time it takes to identify patient specific needs,
and create accurate internal and external reports will now be used in a
variety of new conditions with CC patients.
This will also be true for infectious disease physicians and pharmacists
using TheraDoc to optimize the utilization of antimicrobials by
monitoring for drug/bug mismatches, renal dosing, IV to PO switch
candidates and targeted drugs. The unique feedback that the CC can
provide in these scenarios and a multitude of others will be a great
benefit to the TheraDoc development organization and ultimately all its
client hospitals and their patients.
TheraDoc solutions include the Expert System Platform, knowledge modules
and clinical tools. TheraDoc’s current offerings include the Infection
Control Assistant, Antibiotic Assistant, ADE Assistant, Clinical Alerts
Assistant, Rounds Assistant, Intervention Assistant and EZ Alerts
Assistant. TheraDoc continues to design and develop additional solutions
to add to and further leverage the standardized patient information it
creates and its Expert System Platform.
About TheraDoc, Inc.
TheraDoc is a clinical informatics company dedicated to improving the
quality, efficiency and safety of patient care through enhanced clinical
decision making. It provides innovative, best-in-class solutions that
improve clinical and financial outcomes at a range of provider and payer
organizations, including some of the most-respected healthcare
institutions in the country. With clinical transparency, TheraDoc’s
technologies place mission-critical knowledge at the clinician’s
fingertips, helping them to confidently manage multiple processes of
care across multiple conditions and diseases. The company’s strict
adherence to medical informatics standards enables connectivity and
interoperability with any hospital’s disparate health information
systems. Founded in 1999, TheraDoc designs, develops, and supports a
suite of clinical decision support technologies, all of which utilize a
proprietary inference engine that enables its real-time capabilities.
TheraDoc’s founders and core medical informatics team are
internationally recognized for their pioneering work in medical expert
systems. Their experience in clinical decision support design and
development spans two decades. A stand-alone PDA version of the
Antibiotic Wizard can be downloaded from the Website. For more
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