LSU Health Sciences Center Medical Informatics and Telemedicine Programme selects Eceptionist solution

Houston 30 July 2007Eceptionist Inc. has been selected by the Lousiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center Medical Informatics and Telemedicine (MI&T) Programme for use in the state of Louisiana. Eceptionist in conjunction with LSU will implement electronic solutions that facilitate the delivery of health care services between patients and providers both for medical facilities and correctional facilities statewide.

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"Eceptionist is exceptionally pleased to partner with LSU's MI&T group. This partnership represents a bold initiative to deliver health care services throughout the state of Louisiana. By implementing the Eceptionist solution, LSU will be able to better serve the citizens and patients throughout the state of Louisiana via improving the efficiency of the delivery of speciality consultative", reported Deborah Jones of Eceptionist.

Telehealth is defined as the use of information and communications technology to deliver health services, expertise and information over distances. Medical Informatics is the science underlying the acquisition, maintenance, retrieval, and application of biomedical knowledge and information to improve patient care, medical education, and health sciences research.

The Eceptionist platform that will be used by LSU and its medical and correctional associated facilities and clinics will help manage and support different services that are provided by the proprietary solution.

A summary of the benefits includes:

  • Improvement of the quality of the health care that is available to patients in their local areas by giving patients access to specialities that are not provided in the areas where they live
  • Access to second opinions from specialists not in the region
  • Continuity of care for remote follow-up patients
  • Reduction of the amount of unnecessary patient transfers
  • Promotion of continuing medical education

LSU Health Sciences Center Medical Informatics and Telemedicine (MI&T) Programme participates in multiple clinical information system initiatives that impact the quality and timeliness of care for patients seen in the State public hospital system, the LSUHSC Juvenile Justice Programme and community clinics serving the under/uninsured in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The programme supports spoke and hub videoconferencing sites across Louisiana, enabling delivery of clinical, educational and administrative content to patients and health care professionals at multiple state agencies and rural locations.

Eceptionist Inc. is a privately held company located in Houston, Texas. Eceptionist is dedicated to improving the efficiency and reducing the costs of health care organisations through the development of the Eceptionist platform. Organisations can use the Eceptionist platform to better manage health care as it is delivered across departments, sites, communities and countries. Eceptionist supports Scheduling, Telemedicine, Disease and Case Management, Care Pathways, Protocols and Reporting for facilities and corporations around the world. Eceptionist's customers and endorsing organisations include the United States Military, the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, the Canada Health Info Programme and TelBios in Italy. More company news can be found in the VMW September 2004 article E-Ceptionist Telehealth Manager begins Medway NHS Trust and Iraq service.


Leslie Versweyveld

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