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LDM Group (St. Louis) reported a partnership with Practice Fusion (San Francisco) to bring ScriptGuide to physician practices using the Practice Fusion electronic medical record (EMR) platform.

"Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EMR in the country, and offers an ability to reach out to thousands of physicians. By linking with LDM's ScriptGuide, we can bring an important tool to physicians everywhere, and help improve patient prescription compliance widely," said Robert Rowley, chief medical officer of Practice Fusion. "Measurable health outcomes, patient satisfaction and unnecessary costs from poor prescription compliance can be improved with this solution. We look forward to providing positive results for the patient, physician and healthcare industry as a whole."

ScriptGuide is automated into the physician workflow in real time producing customized, easy-to-read, patient material. Patients are handed educational and easily understood information at a key moment in the prescription process; while the patient is in the physician's office.

The customized and personalized content is developed by LDM in cooperation with pharmaceutical manufacturers. It is designed specifically to engage and motivate patients with educational information, incentives and resources. Messages are available for several chronic disease states that have consistently high rates of non-compliance including: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, acid reflux, allergy, diabetes, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, insomnia, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction and migraines.

"We could not be more excited about this partnership," said David Christenson, SVP of LDM. "Physicians already see the value and success that is possible with Practice Fusion and our ScriptGuide program will only add to that value by improving the medication compliance rates and satisfaction of the patients their providers' serve."

In other agreements/contracts news:

• Swissray International (East Brunswick, New Jersey) has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to sell its complete line of digital radiography systems. This contract allows any branch of the Department of Defense, VA Medical Centers or other government agencies to purchase directly from Swissray. With exercisable option years the contract could be effective until December 2016.

• Ortivus (Danderyd, Sweden) signed an agreement with SE46 AB (Stockholm, Sweden) in which Ortivus has chosen to implement SE46's IT security solution as a component in its MobiMed and CoroNet systems giving customers the benefits of a system immune to all hostile code.

• SAS (Cary, North Carolina) said it will provide bioassay analyses and visualization capabilities for BioMimetic Therapeutics. (Franklin, Tennessee) through SAS' Visual Data Discovery for Midsize Business.

BMTI develops bioactive recombinant protein-device combination products for healing musculoskeletal injuries and disease for a broad range of orthopedic clinical indications. Currently under way is a North American pivotal clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of Augment Bone Graft, BioMimetic's lead orthopedic product candidate.

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