Monday, February 21, 2011

CSC Launches Mobile Solution for Healthcare Professionals Using BlackBerry Smartphones #HIMSS11


New Solution Can Immediately Identify High-Risk Patients, Equipping
Providers with Critical Information to Improve Patient Outcomes

CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading global consulting, systems integration and
outsourcing company, today announced that it has selected Corticon
Technologies (, a leading provider of Business Rules
Management Systems (BRMS) as a strategic business rules platform partner
for its CareVeillance™ real-time clinical surveillance software. CSC will
leverage Corticon’s BRMS to implement the solution, and, going forward,
will collaborate with Corticon to develop new solutions to automate best
practices within the healthcare industry.

As the healthcare industry faces unprecedented change and reform, new
government-mandated quality standards have been introduced and healthcare
providers are being held to these standards, with reduced reimbursement for
those who fail to meet them. According to the government mandate, hospitals
must show that they provided the appropriate care, and avoided patient
complications, before they are reimbursed for treatment. In addition, this
quality information must also be collected and validated by hospitals as
the patient is treated, not after the fact.

CareVeillance, CSC’s first Corticon-powered solution, is a pioneering
software tool that provides real-time clinical surveillance and reporting
for hospitals by continuously monitoring and evaluating clinical
information generated during patient care. CSC’s CareVeillance clinical
surveillance incorporates Corticon’s BRMS to identify and alert clinicians
to patients showing early signs of high risk conditions such as sepsis or
pneumonia. This allows caregivers the earliest possible opportunity to
assess and treat at-risk patients, and to ensure that best practice
measures are delivered during critical time frames.

“Business rules platforms are an advanced technology with the potential to
transform healthcare services delivery,” says Mark Roman, president of CSC
Global Healthcare Services. “With Corticon’s Business Rules Management
System, we can empower healthcare companies to detect high-risk conditions
earlier than previously possible and automate industry best practice, which
can both reduce costs and improve quality of care.”

“We are pleased to partner with CSC to deliver the next generation of
clinical intelligence solutions,” said Mark Allen, M.D., CEO and Co-Founder
of Corticon. “Corticon has proven that rule-based, clinical decision
support systems can improve the quality of care, while reducing costs, by
suggesting only the appropriate tests and treatments to healthcare
professionals. In the past, hospitals were paid for all charges, whether
indicated or not. This provided a negative financial incentive to leverage
and experience the full benefits of these clinical information systems.
Now, new pay for performance guidelines, driven by healthcare reform, align
reimbursements for hospitals to meeting specific quality measures. This
gives hospitals the added financial incentive, as well as incentives for
enhanced care quality and cost-effectiveness, to implement clinical
intelligence solutions such as CSC CareVeillance, and is driving the need
for these solutions.”

CSC’s Healthcare Group, which serves healthcare providers, health plans,
pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and allied industries
around the world, is a global leader in transforming the healthcare
industry through the effective use of information to improve healthcare
outcomes, decision making and operating efficiency.

About CSC
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and
services through three primary lines of business. These include Business
Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American
Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and
integration, information technology and business process outsourcing,
applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission
support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a
leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of
the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services
(2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000
employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended
December 31, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at

About Corticon
Corticon enables organizations to make better, faster decisions by
automating business rules. Corticon’s patented “no-coding” rules engine is
used by over 450 customers to automate their most sophisticated decision
processes, reducing development and change cycles by 90%. Automating
decision management with Corticon empowers organizations to improve
productivity and customer service, and adapt quickly to changing market
conditions. For more information, visit

HIMSS11 coverage is sponsored by HP and Practice Fusion. HP’s extensive portfolio of products, solutions, services and relationships can help your healthcare organization achieve quality business practices and provide quality patient care. Practice Fusion's free EHR is the fastest growing Electronic Health Records (EHR) system in the US.

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