ArdenSuite connected to, Vienna (June 15, 2015)―Five years ago, Austria's largestishmed akh large hospital―the Vienna General Hospital (2100+ beds)―together with the Medical University of Vienna decided to add clinical decision support (CDS) to their hospital information system Opting for Medexter's CDS solution ArdenSuite, they acquired an extended site license for both patient care as well as for research and teaching purposes. Present ArdenSuite applications at the Vienna General Hospital are: "Standard operating procedure (SOP) checking for chemotherapy treatment of melanoma patients" (see image), "Prediction of metastases in melanoma patients", and "Dosing of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients". The necessary Arden Syntax medical logic modules (MLMs) for these applications were developed either by the Medical University of Vienna's research groups or by Medexter―in either case in close cooperation with the hospital's clinicians. To access the ArdenSuite applications from's user interface, new interface elements have to be programmed. This can be done by skilled hospital IT staff, by the vendor, or by Medexter's development team.

Radio Show on the Future of Medicine (May 18, 2015)―Medexter's CEO and Scientific Head Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Adlassnig was invited to a radio talkshow on Ö1. The show "Ö1 Radiodoktor" with the topic "Was die Medizin in den kommenden Jahrzehnten verändern wird"  featured a discussion on possible and probable changes in medicine in the near future. Listen to the show here.

ArdenSuite at the Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), Leipzig (April 16, 2015)—The Universität Leipzig'sLeipzig klein medical faculty signed a contract on Medexter's ArdenSuite research and teaching license for their Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS). The license comprises the ArdenSuite integrated development and test environment (IDE) and the ArdenSuite server with web-service interoperability and SQL database connector.

ArdenSuite connected with Dräger's intensive care system (April 13, 2015)―Over a year ago, the Erlangen University Hospital in Erlangen/Germany purchased Medexter's ArdenSuite campus license, which enables them to use the ArdenSuite software products in patient care as well as for research and teaching purposes. At the hospital, ArdenSuite is currently being used in clinical operation at a large surgical intensive care unit (ICU) with 35 beds. Medical logic modules (MLMs) that support the clinician in over 20 clinical situations have been written and tested by the hospital's clinical and development staff using the ArdenSuite integrated development and test environment (IDE); the development of further MLMs is in progress. Accessable from Dräger's Integrated Care Manager (ICM) system, the application provides clinicians per mouse-click with patient-specific clinical decision support (CDS) from every computer in the ICU, also bed-side. In Erlangen, Medexter's ArdenSuite is used in teaching as well. In the context of medical informatics classes, students at the University Hospital are learning to develop MLMs themselves using the ArdenSuite IDE. Find more details here.

Health Level Seven Austria Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria (March 18–19, 2015)At the Health Level Seven Austria Annual Meeting in Vienna/Austria, CEO and Scientific Head Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Adlassnig and head of the Arden Syntax project at Medexter Karsten Fehre gave a presentation on "Inside HL7 Clinical Decision Support". Find details and photos on the meeting here.

Presentation at Semmelweis CEE Conference in Vienna, Austria (March 4, 2015)—Professor  Walter Koller, a member of Medexter's clinical expert team, gave a presentation on "Intelligent information and communication technology" at the Semmelweis CEE conference in Vienna, Austria.

Clinical Decision Support in Pharmacogenomics (February 22, 2015)―Members of the Medexter team co-authored a paper on "Pharmacogenomic knowledge representation, reasoning and genome-based clinical decision support based on OWL 2 DL ontologies." in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna and Medical University of Graz, both in Austria, and the US-based University of Pittsburgh, Mayo Clinic, and Stanford University.

ArdenSuite to enhance Epic's clinical decision support at University of Colorado Health System (January 28, 2015)―Since November 2013―for over a year―the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) System in Colorado/U.S.A. has been using Medexter's ArdenSuite software for the calculation of heart failure readmission risk scores (HFRRSs). The purpose of the HFRRSs is to inform hospital physicians and heart failure nurse practitioners in case of a patient's increased risk for readmission due to heart failure. The UCHealth System comprises five hospitals and approximately 400 clinics. They all use Epic as electronic medical record system, into which Medexter's ArdenSuite software components have been successfully integrated. For this purpose, UCHealth purchased an enterprise-wide ArdenSuite software license for patient care. With the ArdenSuite integrated development and test environments (IDEs) further medical logic modules (MLMs) are currently being developed, for example to classify catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) or to measure laboratory-based acute physiology scores (LAPS), comorbidity point scores (COPS), or Charlson comorbidity scores.

Invited Lecture at Joanneum, Graz (December 9, 2014)―At the FH Joanneum in Graz/Austria, Karsten Fehre―Medexter's Arden Syntax project leader―held a lecture named "Arden Syntax―An introduction; Technical Integration; Clinical decision support: Arden-Syntax-based applications" as part of the university's curriculum.

Invited Lecture on Critical and Adverse Events, Berlin (December 2, 2014)—CEO and Scientific Head Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Adlassnig was invited by Digital Health – Innovationstage Gesundheit in Berlin/Germany to hold a lecture on the monitoring of critical and adverse events.



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