CPM Resource Center and The Shams Group Partner To Help Hospitals Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Content Into Information Systems

For the first time, hospitals using MEDITECH and other HIT solutions can use CPMRC’s interdisciplinary clinical content through TSG’s integrated portal solutions

Grand Rapids, MI, 12 May 2009 – CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) and The Shams Group (TSG) have partnered to provide small- and medium-sized hospitals with next-generation nursing and interdisciplinary documentation that integrates with their current health information systems.

CPMRC provides evidence-based clinical content products and practice transformation services that assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration based on the CPM Professional Practice Framework™. TSG provides innovative services and software solutions to hospitals around the country. Over the past 20 years TSG has provided services to over 400 small-to-medium-sized hospitals, particularly those with MEDITECH systems, successfully leveraging legacy systems through portal technologies. Today, TSG is a leader in browser-based portal applications including a recently rolled-out Physician/Clinician Portal which has been well received in the marketplace.

“Through this new relationship with TSG, we will bring CPMRC’s evidence-based clinical content and interdisciplinary documentation to the hundreds of hospitals around the country that use TSG’s software solutions to better leverage their MEDITECH and other HIT systems,” said Diane Hanson, RN, BSN, MM, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CPMRC. “For the first time, our content will be built into TSG’s solutions from the ground up, giving these hospitals a big advantage as they optimize their systems to take advantage of the coming federal stimulus monies.”

CPMRC, an Elsevier company, has developed an integrated content solution for interdisciplinary care coordination and documentation that includes evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for medical and surgical diagnosis as well as human response conditions. CPMRC has been the industry leader for over 20 years in executable knowledge and clinical decision support impacting the quality, productivity and safety of patient care.

“We are looking forward to offering the advantages of integrating the CPMRC content into the hospital information systems we optimize,” said Kam Sham, President of TSG. “The hospitals we serve are continually searching for strategic ways to expand the potential of their existing information systems, and integrating the content from CPMRC makes our solution unlike any other in the country.”

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About CPM Resource Center
The CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) offers content, processes, tools and services that support practice advancement, cultural transformation, infusion of evidence-based care, and interdisciplinary integration at the point of care. CPMRC’s evidence-based products and professional services assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration using the CPM Professional Practice Framework™ that supports and advances professional practice and appropriate standardization of care. The International Consortium of over 260 rural, community and university settings connects clinicians and leaders to advance clinical scholarship and research. Practice Education Partnerships bridge the transition from education to practice in schools of Nursing and Allied Health. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier. For more information on CPMRC, please visit www.cpmrc.com.

About The Shams Group
The Shams Group (TSG) is a software and services firm that has been a major provider of innovative software for MEDITECH hospitals for the last 20 years and to-date has served over 400 plus MEDITECH hospitals around the country. With nearly two decades of research in MEDITECH and other HIS Systems. TSG offers an ‘open system’, browser-based, integrated solutions for hospitals to leverage their IT Investment. TSG has joined hands with CPM Resource Center, which is the most premier provider of evidence-based content for the next generation of Nursing/Clinician Portal Solutions.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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