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HealthOS Software to Assist 100M Americans in Pain

HealthOS Software to Assist 100M Americans in Pain

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

HealthOS Launches Software to Assist over 100M Americans Living with Daily Chronic Pain.

“Estimates suggest that 20% of adults suffer from pain globally and 10% are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. Nevertheless, the problem of pain has primarily been regarded as a medical problem, and has been little addressed by the field of public health.”-1

Integrating a team of physicians, data & clinical scientists and software developers, HealthOS, L.L.C., has built the ultimate information system and workflow tool for pain. PainCareOS is solving the highly problematic parts of pain management: risk management; painkiller therapy; addiction/abuse detection; behavioral health; aiding poor sleep; laboratory testing; long-term treatment planning; and data collection for government. PainCareOS is HIPAA compliant software that will assist doctors everywhere improve quality of care and optimize clinical management and revenue.

PainCareOS will also help engage patients to be more involved in their treatment – something that patients have wanted desperately. With the use of tablets in the waiting rooms, patients will answer questionnaires, track their own progress, get more connected to the treatment options, and ultimately become more engaged in their care. By increasing the quality time spent with pain patients, early results for PainCareOS have shown that staff and patient collaboration improved as had overall patient satisfaction.

“Clinicians, in private practice or in hospitals, are often missing the critical points in pain management: addressing the cause of pain; medication safety; uncovering underlying mental issues; gathering evidence to support their patients’ claims; determining risk of treatment/surgery; monitoring progress and outcomes; and helping doctors navigate a sea of sometimes unproven alternative therapies. It’s the chronic body-wide suffering that accompanies pain that can be frustrating for both the healthcare provider and the patient,” says Dr Ketan Patel, CEO of HealthOS and pain physician/educator. “There is no easy fix for the disastrous effects of chronic pain on a person and their family/community”.

One of the toughest challenges for any physician treating pain is keeping track of hundreds of pieces of information about each unique patient, addressing the hundreds / thousands of treatment options, and then having to make sense of this in the 5 minutes they typically have.

PainCareOS has been developed by pain management teams to focus on tracking this information for busy pain centers and hospitals, providing the ability to keep up with the amount of information using existing office computers, tablets or mobile devices, driven by a secure internet portal. “PainCareOS is an extremely easy to use – ‘out of the box’ – solution. Early trials of our pre-release software led to a 9 minute average reduction in time spent by patients completing waiting room paperwork,” says Chris Burgess, VP Information Technology. He adds, “Anticipated ongoing improvements will mostly be encountered inside the clinical exam room as well. Our most important advance will be understanding of the entire spectrum of a patient on a dashboard that is just not possible in the paper realm or with conventional EHR’s.”

By providing a single source for all patient, testing and clinical documentation, PainCareOS helps bring a holistic picture of the pain sufferer to the fore front and enables both clinician and patient to choose the most impactful and critical (in some cases, insurance-eligible only) treatment options.

“PainCareOS has also been developed to meet the demands of hospitals administrators who must increasingly monitor patient satisfaction ratings and mandatory federal data collection, while maintaining excellence in risk management. PainCareOS helps to take the burden off of hospital staff working with limited resources and at this level of detail,” says Andrew Bouchat, VP Business Affairs & Marketing at HealthOS.

“Population Health starts at the Point-of-Care. PainCareOS has been developed to work with or without an Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, allowing even small family practices with basic standalone computer systems connected to the internet to work with PainCareOS,” says VP Adam Davis of HealthOS. “We built our work flows around the patient, medical assistants and doctors/nurse practitioners so that our clinical decision support was validated at each detailed step of the work flow.”

“Seven in ten Americans feel that pain research and management should be one of the medical community’s top few priorities (16%) or a high priority (55%).”1

“HealthOS is hoping to take its pain management platform into a connected and population-focussed future. Our vision is to help further bridge the gap between risks and benefits of pain therapies, including ways to engage the patient at home through secure portals. HealthOS plans to consider population health data at the point-of-care so clinicians and hospital executives can see how similar patient’s responded and how making cost-effective decisions in collaboration with insurance providers and stakeholders will aid in clinical research to help advance the field of pain medicine,” says Dr Patel.

PainCareOS is being unveiled at HIMSS 15, Booth 5231, April 13-16 in Chicago.

About HealthOS, L.L.C.

HealthOS is a privately held partnership between Next Healthcare USA Technologies Inc. and Medical Information Records, LLC. (developer of AnesthesiaOS, – an award winning Anesthesia Information Management System). Headquartered at 9020 North Capital of Texas Hwy, Building 1, Suite 210, Austin, Texas 78759. HealthOS is a collaboration of North American pain physicians and information technology veterans.

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1-BMC Public Health 2011, 11:770 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-770


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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)

Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)

David Wheeler, chair of the SMPTE Australia Section Conference Committee

Sydney, AU (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future. The new deadline for proposal submissions is midnight, 1 March, via

SMPTE15, titled “Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future,” will extend from 14-17 July at the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park in Sydney. The three-day conference and four-day exhibition will focus on linking the cutting edge of development with practical solutions for problems facing today’s media industries. As previously announced, Netflix Director of Global Content Partners Operations Chris Fetner is scheduled to deliver the keynote. Fetner will discuss the global media marketplace and the technologies shaping decision-making and growth at Netflix.

“The Australian Conference is well-respected for its technical component, and the proposals we have already received for 2015 will allow us to put together a very strong program addressing the topical concepts and issues that impact the motion-imaging industry,” said David Wheeler, chair of the SMPTE Australia Section Conference Committee. “By extending the deadline, we are providing additional time for those who have ideas that would merit inclusion in the program or who have been considering submitting but have not yet done so.”

Proposed papers for SMPTE15 must be informational and must address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. Student papers and case studies are strongly encouraged. Papers that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered, nor will those that already have been published. Workshop and whole-session concepts should relate to the general theme of the event and should be demonstrably relevant to the careers and professional lives of delegates.

Topics for SMPTE15 papers include 4K/8K, ultrahigh-definition television (UHDTV) and the quest for higher dynamic range (HDR) and colour gamut; postproduction; broadcast infrastructure, 3G, Internet Protocol (IP), and file-based workflows; cinematography and image acquisition; fractional frame rates; psychophysics and the human vision system; asset management, storage, and archiving; the “Internet of everything”; the second screen; alternative content; event cinema; audio/video processing and compression; content security; new techniques in audio; content distribution; display technology; advanced image processing; mobile, IP, and future distribution technologies; cinema technology; immersive sound; and restoration and preservation.

Further information, including details on submitting a paper proposal is available at More information about SMPTE is available at

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)

The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at

About SMPTE Australia Section

The Australia Section was founded in 1971. Today, it is part of the SMPTE Asia Pacific Region that includes more than 750 members. SMPTE in Australia has been a leader in building ties between like-minded and guild organisations serving the media and content industry. Further information about SMPTE Australia is available at

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