News | January 14, 2008

DocuSys Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Prompte

January 15, 2008 - DocuSys Inc. has finalized a letter of intent to acquire Prompte LLC, a Chicago-based software provider of solutions designed to standardize and streamline the earliest stages of surgical planning through the capture of a patient’s health history.

DocuSys representatives said the transaction is expected to close within 30 days.

“We have had an exclusive marketing relationship with Prompte for the last two years,” said DocuSys President and CEO Robert Watson. “During this time we have confirmed the marketplace requirements for solutions to address the medical history of patients prior to surgery; consequently, an acquisition of Prompte will fit well with our long-term objectives. We expect Prompte to be a key part of our product strategy as we continue to advance patient safety throughout the entire surgical process, including the preadmission stage.”

During the preadmission stage of care, the collection and documentation of a patient’s health history can reveal conditions such as allergies and medications that may lead to adverse results during surgery or post-surgical care. Developing a perioperative plan based on this data can help improve patient outcomes, the company said. Prompte's products, HealthQuestionnaire and PreOpPlanner, facilitate the collection of a patient’s health history, identify the patient’s surgical risk and produce instructions and testing requirements for the patient prior to surgery.

Through its prior partnership with Prompte, DocuSys has taken advantage of the patient information collected by the Prompte solutions to prepopulate the DocuSys PreAnesthesia Evaluation module.

HealthQuestionnaire enables patients to use touch-screen technology in a healthcare facility or at home via the Web. A risk score for both patient acuity and procedure complexity can then be generated for use by the surgical team to help determine the patient’s anesthetic and surgical risks well in advance of surgery. PreOpPlanner uses the health history and risk score to develop and communicate patient-specific preoperative requirements, recommendations and instructions to both the patient and primary care providers.

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