CSC Selects Corticon to Power CareVeillance™ Real-time Clinical Surveillance Software
News Release -- February 22, 2011
New Solution can Immediately Identify High-Risk Patients, Equipping Providers with Critical Information to Improve Patient Outcomes
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Feb. 22 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading global consulting, systems integration and outsourcing company, today announced that it has selected Corticon Technologies (www.corticon.com), 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.
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 www.dxc.technology.
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 www.corticon.com.