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HealthGate Data (Burlington, Massachusetts) reported that it has partnered with Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, North Carolina) to develop order sets and other point-of-care (POC) tools for its Quality Architect solution customized for a number of heart-related conditions.

The Quality Architect solution is a platform enabling health groups to create and manage evidence-based POC forms and tools, facilitate cross-functional team communication, benchmark quality initiatives and provide evidence-based guidelines, in both clinical and patient versions.

The new cardiac POC tools will be developed by cardiologists affiliated with the medical center.

“Doctors don't always know how to translate the latest evidence into specific orders for individual patients,“ said James Tcheng, MD, cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at Duke. “What they need is a practical approach that is customizable.“

The order sets are designed to provide instructions and recommendations on how to interpret and implement evidence-based guidelines for a number of conditions such coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure.

HealthGate Data develops evidence-based applications for improving patient care.

In other agreement news:

Cardiac Science (Bothell, Washington), which focuses on cardiac monitoring and defibrillation products, said it has signed an agreement with Greenway Medical Technologies (Carrollton, Georgia), a provider of integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management software solutions for physicians' practices.

The agreement allows for the integration of Cardiac Science's HeartCentrix EHR integration software, which enables seamless transfer of ECG, exercise stress and Holter monitoring results, with Greenway's EHR PrimeSuite solution, the company's ambulatory software suite that includes Integrated Practice Management, EHR and Managed Care solutions.

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