MEDISTAR banking on specialist doctor solutions and new areas of service provision

Hannover, (PresseBox) - MEDISTAR Praxiscomputer GmbH, which forms part of CompuGROUP and has set itself the objective of using intelligent software to deliver 15% more efficiency within the healthcare system, currently enjoys the greatest degree of coverage of any company operating within the branch. The 23 specialist doctor solutions MEDISTAR is able to offer makes it a pioneer on the market. These specialist solutions have been developed by general practitioners and automate the treatment documentation processes which take place within surgeries. Specialist doctor developer meetings are held on an annual basis in order to enable a constructive exchange of information to take place between the doctors themselves and to enhance the solutions. The last such meeting took place in June 2009.

This year's conference of MEDISTAR specialist doctor developers was held in Kiel. This meeting is crucial to the company's success as well as being a highly significant event for the developers themselves. The conference serves as a forum for the gathering and exchange of ideas and visions, all of which then generate ongoing benefits for the further development of the software and for its users. The use of specialist doctor solutions enables full standard diagnoses to be identified, documented and ICD-coded within a few stages of work. Time savings and reductions in workload become effective as soon as the system is deployed. 23 solutions have thus far been developed for the respective specialisms. Nine are already in the programming pipeline. MEDISTAR Managing Director Sebastian Ledeboer explains the benefits. "Our specialist medical software solutions have already become indispensable for a majority of our users. These software solutions automate and enhance workflow in such an effective manner that doctors are able to give their full attention to patients even when carrying out documentation procedures. We live in times where customer satisfaction is accorded the very highest degree of priority, and the healthcare system is no exception in this regard. The aim is to provide all MEDISTAR users with the opportunity to structure their working day smoothly and in a patient oriented manner. To this end, we are continuing to work on further specialist solutions. The team-based meetings we stage often give rise to new solutions or to ideas on how existing solutions may be enhanced. They constitute a forum where ideas and accumulated know-how are brought together to generate innovation."

The specialist doctors are also working on the development of new areas of service provision, such as online training or seminars and training programmes which take place within the surgeries. Such events enable the specialist developers to provide a detailed explanation of how the system functions and also provides a channel whereby suggestions for improvements and new proposals can be directly passed on to the developers at a local level. Many high-quality applications have been integrated into the solutions via this route.

About CompuGROUP Holding AG

CompuGROUP is one of the leading eHealth companies worldwide. Its software products, designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors' offices and hospitals, its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. The services of CompuGROUP are based on its unique customer base of around 326,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals and networks as well as other service providers. CompuGROUP is the eHealth company with the biggest coverage among eHealth service providers worldwide. The company operates in 14 European countries, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and in the USA and currently employs around 2,800 people.

MEDISTAR Praxiscomputer GmbH

MEDISTAR Praxiscomputer GmbH is located in Hannover, Germany and develops and sells application-software-solutions for physicians, medical care centers, ambulances and physicians-networks. MEDISTAR has been founded more than 20 years ago and since 1990 it is the most frequently installed software for its target group in Germany. As of today MEDISTAR is being used by about 21.500 physicians in 15.000 clinical practices.

The high customer loyalty that MEDISTAR experiences impressively proves MEDISTAR's status as a trustworthy, reliable and successful partner. Though its nationwide sales and service network as well as through MEDISTAR's 24/7 customer service hotline it guarantees a fast and professional expert advice.

As a further assistance to our customers in their daily performance MEDISTAR has already developed as many as 24 solutions for all kind of medical specialists. In the development processes all kind of experts and specialists in their field are being consulted. With its innovative and trendsetting products MEDISTAR facilitates the physicians work so far that they can put their focus on their patients. It's picture- and management-system as well as its free physician-to-physician communication standard are only two more examples of its state-of-the-art products.

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