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Ann Arbor VA to use AviTracks Chronic Disease Management System

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:17 PM

Avicenna Medical Systems, a medical software developer, is proud to announce that The Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a leading medical referral center for America’s Veterans, has purchased Avicenna’s AviTracksTM Chronic Disease Management System for use in the VA Ann Arbor’s innovative SCAN-ECHO project which provides care for Veterans with chronic liver illnesses. 

AviTracks will significantly contribute to the already excellent service provided by the SCAN-ECHO project. AviTracks will assist the project’s clinicians to create a patient-centered “medical home” that allows Veterans to coordinate the quality care they receive at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System with their local providers. Using telehealth technology, SCAN-ECHO providers will use AviTracks to evaluate and treat Veterans in rural areas with chronic liver diseases - without the cost and inconvenience of the Veteran travelling to the VA facility. 

AviTracks™ Chronic Disease Management system addresses the increasingly complex challenges of managing chronic diseases. AviTracks is designed to lessen the information burden found in conventional information systems so that physicians and nurses struggling to improve outcome and control costs can spend more time with patients. With AviTracks, patients are automatically enrolled in the clinic’s management protocols to ensure compliance with best practices. AviTracks™ also organizes the clinic’s patient data by diagnosis and risk, and updates critical values and missed appointments. Each interaction is quickly documented and integrated with the VA’s electronic medical record (VistA). With AviTracks’ myQA feature, care providers can design their own quality metrics to determine outcomes and develop best practices for their patients. For administrators, AviTracks monitors and reports staff productivity and responsiveness, ensuring compliance with an institution’s service quality goals.

Erdwing Coronado, CEO and founder of Avicenna Medical Systems, said: “We are delighted to partner with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. We believe Veterans care should be more accessible. Our systems are designed to improve clinical management protocols by increasing efficiency, productivity, and reduce unnecessary costs as well as the potential for human error.” 

About the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 

Since 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your healthcare needs in any way we can. Nearly 57,000 Veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio utilized the VAAAHS in fiscal year 2011. 

The main hospital campus located in Ann Arbor serves as a referral center for specialty care and operates 105 acute care beds and 40 Community Living Center (extended care) beds. More than 455,000 outpatient visits were made at our facilities in fiscal year 2011; there were nearly 6,000 inpatient episodes of care provided in the hospital and extended care center. http://www.annarbor.va.gov/ 

About Avicenna

Avicenna Medical Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan that uses software solutions to help clinicians take better care of patients by streamlining information flow, and optimizing financial efficiency in Chronic Disease Management and Medical Procedures. Avicenna was created from the collaboration of physicians and IT professionals to address the challenges of workflow efficiency faced by care providers both in small-town practices and world-class health systems. In use since 2002, AviTracks has been shown to lower operating costs and double clinic productivity over the most recent five years managing over 2.5 million patient encounters.

Avicenna’s products are used by doctors and nurses in a wide range of medical specialties: hepatology, oncology, rheumatology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, anticoagulation, dermatology, infectious disease, cardiac electrophysiology and chronic heart failure. 


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