Integrating decision-support tool will help hospitals improve transitions of care

TORONTO – June 5, 2017 – Iatric Systems, Inc., a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments, and Think Research, a leading provider of clinical decision support tools, reached an agreement to bring together integration services from Iatric Systems and Think Research’s MedRec application.

Healthcare and patient safety organizations endorse medication reconciliation as vital to accurate communication of critical patient medication information. It is also recommended as a discharge and transfer planning best practice.

MedRec allows clinicians to indicate whether pharmaceutical interventions should be added, changed or discontinued from admission through discharge. The application is available on Think Research’s cloud-based platform and meets privacy and safety regulations.

As part of the agreement, Iatric Systems will provide integration services between the MedRec solution and a hospital’s electronic health record (EHR), addressing a key challenge related to effective transitions of care. This integration will allow the medication data to flow freely and will also help streamline clinician workflows.

“Because medication reconciliation reaches far beyond the hospital to post-acute care, as well as home, it plays a significant role in not only patient care and safety but also in better managing readmissions. Integration adds value to medication reconciliation and is one step hospitals can take to help reduce readmission rates,” said Buddy Bergeron, Associate Vice President of Business Development for Iatric Systems. “Iatric Systems has more than two decades of integration experience, and we are excited for the opportunity to use our expertise to help hospitals enhance patient care and quality with improved transitions of care.”

Think Research is based in Ontario, Canada, and the relationship with Iatric Systems will be available to both Canadian and American healthcare organizations. The integration will work with a wide variety of EHRs.

“Care transitions offer more opportunities for gaps in care, affecting care safety and quality. Medication reconciliation offers a smoother transition along the continuum of care,” said Brynne Eaton-Auva’a, VP, Business Development at Think Research. “With this integration pathway for Iatric Systems PDI/PDRx customers, Think Research will continue to build on the success of our MedRec application throughout Canada and offer us the opportunity to increase our presence in the US acute-care market.”

Think Research and Iatric Systems Form Strategic Alliance

Iatric Systems is a healthcare technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments. We do so with our diverse healthcare experience, an extensive partner network, and our proven capabilities in patient privacy, analytics, EHR optimization, and interoperability. For more than 25 years, Iatric Systems has delivered solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations. For more information, contact info@iatric.com or visit www.iatric.com. Connect with Iatric Systems on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Since 2006, Think Research’s mission has been to improve the quality of healthcare delivered while reducing the cost. The Think Research suite of solutions includes, knowledge-driven evidence-based clinical decision support tools that empower clinicians with best practice treatment options where and when they need them – at the point of care. As the leading provider of order sets for long-term and post-acute care, Think Research ensures front line providers have access to evidence-based, expert-created order sets specifically designed for this complex population, allowing for better, faster treatment decisions and improved patient outcomes. For more information on Think Research’s solutions, please visit thinkresearch.com. Connect with Think Research on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Iatric Systems Media Contact:
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Iatric Systems 972.788.9456, ext. 303
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Think Research Media Contact:
Brynne Eaton-Auva’a
877.302.1861, ext. 204
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