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USPTO Issues Patent for Zynx Health’s Structured Data Authoring and Editing System

Monday, November 01, 2010

Los Angeles, CA -- Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued United States Patent 7,822,626 covering their “extensive suite of tools that facilitate and enhance the capability within a healthcare institution to establish and maintain an evidence-based best practice approach to providing patient care.”

This patent covers Zynx Health’s system for customizing, reviewing and exporting clinical content to the point of care within a healthcare institution’s electronic system. Notably, the patent comprises:

  • An authoring environment that allows for reviewing and exporting the clinical content structure of order sets and plans of care
  • A vocabulary transformation engine for automatically converting the clinical content structure of order sets and plans of care into a standard terminology structure
  • A custom export engine for converting the standard structure into an export structure in a particular vendor system format

“As a mission-driven company focused on measurably improving the quality, safety and efficiency of care, this patent represents a great milestone and underscores our innovative and entrepreneurial culture,” said Scott Weingarten, the president and CEO of Zynx Health. “With over 1,800 United States hospitals using our suite of tools to customize, manage and deploy evidence-based clinical content, we are confident our patented technology will help even more healthcare institutions provide evidence-based care.”

Hospitals using Zynx Health solutions have achieved statistically significant improvements in financial outcomes such as lower costs per case and in clinical outcomes such as reduced mortality, decreased hospital length of stay and improved adherence to quality metrics.

“Zynx Health’s patented technology is being used today by hospitals to become meaningful users of their electronic health record systems,” added Weingarten. “We feel this technology will be a key component for hospitals as they plan to transition into accountable care organizations.”

About Zynx Health

Zynx Health, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, is the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions proven to measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. Thousands of hospital organizations and providers trust Zynx Health clinical evidence, order sets, plans of care, clinical decision support rules, quality forecasters, and practice guidelines to drive clinical improvements at the point of care and deploy the clinical decision support solutions required to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health record systems. Collectively clients have customized and deployed more than 100,000 order sets and plans of care within Zynx Health’s online solutions. To learn more, visit or call 888.333.9969.

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