Lecture at HL7 Austria Annual Meeting, Vienna (March 20, 2013)—CEO and Scientific Head Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Adlassnig was invited to hold a lecture on "Infection surveillance in the hospital: Clinical knowledge modeling with Arden Syntax by HL7" at HL7 Austria's annual meeting.

Arden Syntax Version 2.9 ANSI-Approved (March 14, 2013)—The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) fuzzy feverapproved the latest version of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Systems. This version was prepared by members of Medexter Healthcare, discussed in the Arden Syntax Work Group of HL7 International, and successfully balloted by the HL7 community. Through the integration of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, this new and augmented version of the Arden Syntax is able to include linguistic and propositional uncertainty into the medical knowledge representation.

Effectiveness of Infection Surveillance System (March 1, 2013)—Members of Medexter Healthcare co-authored a paper on "Effectiveness of an Automated Surveillance System for Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Infections" that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Reliable Automated HAI Monitoring with Intelligent IT (November 19-21, 2012)—At the Annual Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) that was held in conjunction with the 8th International Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference (FIS / HIS 2012), members of Medexter Healthcare presented how "Intelligent IT Makes Automated HAI Monitoring, Surveillance, and Reporting Feasible and Reliable" in cooperation with members of the Medical University of Vienna.

Medexter wins Healthcare Leadership Award (November 4, 2012)—As part of the "Seminar on AwardContemporary Healthcare from the Perspective of Social Wellbeing: Reflections and Interventions" that was held by the Alliance Francaise de Delhi in New Delhi/India, Professor R. S. Tyagi—member of the Medexter team in India—was given the Healthcare Leadership Award 2012. He was awarded by the Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group "in recognition of his outstanding contribution in promoting inclusive Healthcare".

International Federation of Infection Control Congress, Zagreb (October 10-13, 2012)—In cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna, members of the Medexter team presented a paper entitled "Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance with Intelligent Information Technology – Is it Feasible and Does it Make Sense?" at the 12th IFIC Congress in Zagreb, Croatia.

GMDS Annual Conference, Braunschweig (September 16-20, 2012)—Members of the Medexter team presented "Moni: Automated surveillance of nosocomial infections" at the GMDS Annual Conference in Braunschweig, Germany. Additionally, a paper concerned with "Detection of possible adverse drug events using Arden-Syntax-based rule engine" was co-authored by members of Medexter Healthcare and also presented at the conference.

Fuzzy Arden Syntax (May 15, 2012)—A fuzzified version of the Arden Syntax, called Fuzzy Arden Syntax, offering the inclusion of clinical concepts with unsharp boundaries into clinical decision support systems—as is intuitively done in many areas of medicine—was discussed, agreed upon, and positively balloted at the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Working Group Meeting in Vancouver/Canada which took place from 13 to 18 May 2012. The proposal for this augmentation was prepared by members of Medexter Healthcare; it was well-received and supported by the Arden Syntax working group of HL7 International. This extended definition of Arden Syntax will become Arden Syntax Version 2.9 in due time.

HL7 International Newsletter Report on Moni (May 13, 2012)—In the May 2012 issue of the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Newsletter, a report on "Electronic Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections Using HL7's Arden Syntax" was included. It is authored by Professor Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Medexter's CEO and Scientific Head. The report contains a description of how HL7's Arden Syntax standard is applied in Moni, a computer system for the early detection, monitoring, and reporting of ICU-acquired infections which is in routine operation at the Vienna General Hospital in Austria.

Award Won at eHealth 2012, Vienna (May 11, 2012)—At the eHealth 2012 conference that took place in Vienna/Austria from 10 to 11 May 2012, the Medical University of Vienna's medical student Philipp Meng together with members of Medexter Healthcare received the this year's Master Thesis Award of this conference for his presentation on "QRE: A prototype for localized up-to-date antibiotic resistance information". This collaborative project between the Section for Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna and Medexter Healthcare is aimed at providing current antimicrobial resistance information, with proper validity for a certain region, to physicians in hospitals, outpatient departments, and private practices. This information transfer will be based on smart phone technology with a central server as back end.



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