Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 10, 2014 – Optimal Solutions, Inc., developer of eVideon™ Interactive Patient Care TV System, received confirmation from the U.S. Patent Office that their innovative VistA/CPRS integration qualified under the status of “patent pending.” eVideon’s integration is the first successful bidirectional integration of an interactive patient care television system with the Veteran Health Administration’s proprietary information systems, Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) and its Computer Patient Record System (CPRS).
The eVideon™ VistA/CPRS Communications Module automates the manual task nurses and therapists complete to assign and document video patient education. The nurse works within CPRS to assign a pre-determined set of education by condition. The viewing history and results of post-video questions are automatically written back into the patient’s record.
The eVideon systems engineering and development teams collaborated with the clinical staff at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and the Region 2 Office of Information and Technology to design the module.
“We have accomplished what many said could not be done: The seamless integration of an outside application with VistA and CPRS,” said Jeff Ingle, Founder and President. “The system is a great benefit to the care teams, improving the quality of care they are able to provide to their patients while saving the VA time and money.”
The VistA integration has been fully operation at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center since September, 2013. In addition to patient education, the system also provides patients with a rich experience of high-definition television, movies and relaxation films; a health and wellness library of videos; and information on the facility. The entire experience is customized for the facility and patient, including the visual design, menu items and information.