Arden Syntax Version 2.8 ANSI-Approved (March 13, 2012)—The Health Level Seven Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Systems, Version 2.8 was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and by Health Level Seven (HL7) International under the designation ANSI/HL7 Arden V.2.8-2012. Medexter Healthcare initiated this new version and provided extended input. It applies this standard in the development of clinical decision support systems.

Medexter Office in New Delhi, India (February 15, 2012)—Medexter Healthcare is proud to announce its first international office, which was opened in India at New Delhi. This office is under the leadership of Dr. Rajeshwar S. Tyagi, who is a pioneer in information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare in India. Having introduced and implemented ICT systems at the ALL Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, one of the premier medical institutions of the country, Dr. Tyagi led this development from the very beginning to the present advanced state-of-the-art. Dr. Tyagi is internationally renowned in this field having represented India at the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) from 2005–2012. Medexter’s Indian subcontinent office shall be responsible for the sales and marketing of Medexter Healthcare products, their implementation, service, and maintenance.

Journal of Biomedical Informatics (February 10, 2012)—The international Journal of Biomedical Informatics published online a scientific article on "The Arden Syntax standard for clinical decision support: Experiences and directions". The article is co-authored by members of Medexter Healthcare, who are active in the application and further development of the Arden Syntax.

Enhanced Clinical Decision Support for CPRS, San Antonio (January 20, 2012)—Project closure review meeting in San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) CHIO Innovation Project "Enhanced Clinical Decision Support for CPRS" (Innovation ID #209). This project aimed at the development of clinical reminder and patient report card applications within the above framework and was successfully completed. The VISTA medical information system of the VHA was accessed through Meadows (MDWS) by the Gello expression language and an Arden-Syntax-based server received the extracted data, processed them, and displayed the reminder and patient report card results. At this meeting, the gained results and the smooth cooperation between the VHA CHIO project leader and participants, Hewlett Packard (HP), Medexter Healthcare, and Medical Objects was emphasized.

Arden Syntax Version 2.8 (January 17, 2012)—The Arden Syntax Working Group approved the new version 2.8 of Arden Syntax incorporating several new operators and syntax statements defined and proposed by members of Medexter Healthcare. These extensions included operators to manipulate lists such as "remove ... from ..." and "add ... to ... [at] ...", to access and manipulate parts of the date data element, and a new switch and break statement.

Clinical Decision Support Seminar, Sheffield (November 2, 2011)—At the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, our CEO and Scientific Head gave a seminar on "Clinical Decision Support Systems—From Research to Routine". The successful interaction of formal methodologies, clinical usability, and technical scalability of the developed clinical decision support systems strongly appealed to the audience.

Invited Talk at the Annual HL7 and IHE Meeting, Göttingen (October 27, 2011)—At the Annual Meeting of the Health Level Seven (HL7) and IHE organizations of Germany that took place in Göttingen/Germany, our CEO and Scientific Head, Professor Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, gave an invited talk on "Arden Syntax: Knowledge Representation and Processing in Medicine".

22nd Annual ESTAIC Meeting, Erlangen (October 13, 2011)—At the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (ESCTAIC) in Erlangen/Germany, our CEO and Scientific Head, Professor Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, gave an invited talk on "Arden Syntax: Current State, Experience, and Trends for Executing Medical Knowledge in Intensive Care".

Fully Automated Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections (September 14, 2011)—In the September 2011 issue of the international journal Applied Clinical Informatics, a scientific article on "Fully Automated Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections with Moni-ICU—A Breakthrough in Clinical Infection Surveillance" was published. The article is co-authored by members of Medexter Healthcare, who developed and programmed the respective Moni-ICU software system.

Presentations at the eHealth Conference, Vienna (May 26–27, 2011)—A presentation on Medexter Healthcare's service-oriented Arden-syntax-based clinical decision support software was given by our software and knowledge engineer DI Karsten Fehre at the annual Austrian eHealth conference in Vienna/Austria from 26 to 27 May. A second presentation was made by DI Tamas Engel, affiliated with the Medical University of Vienna and Medexter Healthcare, on "Qualitätsicherung in der Geburtshilfe durch leitlinienbasierte Entscheidungsunterstützung".



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