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PKS in the news – PKS and SJOG deliver better pathology reports to help detect FH

A new article in Australian Doctor – Giving GPs better path reports boosts FH detection – highlights the work St John of God Pathology and PKS have done to help boost diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) by providing interpretative notes on lipid test results to encourage GPs to refer patients for investigation of the disease.

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PKS in the news – Track or Treat? Considering the impact of the consumer health revolution on pathology

Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS) has been included in leading industry publication The Pathologist magazine, with an article authored by Dr Shane Brown. The article explores the impact of the consumer health revolution on pathology, and what should be done to prepare.

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Philips and Pacific Knowledge Systems partner to bring clinical expert intelligence to Europe

Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS) has signed an agreement with Philips to enhance its laboratory automation system – LABOSYS – to deliver greater clinical insights as well as advanced demand management, error detection, patient-centric reporting, clinical alerting and data mining capabilities to improve the overall laboratory quality, workflow and service for Philips’ end-users.

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Philips and PKS study results presented at European Society of Cardiology

RippleDown was used to conduct a sophisticated data mining exercise in conjunction with Philips Xcelera cardiology information system, to compare the accuracy of diagnosing ventricular hypertrophy by electro cardiography versus ultrasound. The results were presented at the European Society of Cardiology and will soon be presented at American Association of Pediatrics.

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RippleDown used to diagnose familial hypercholesterolaemia

As reported in Australian Doctor, Australia’s low diagnosis rates for familial hypercholesterolaemia may be overcome thanks to the use of RippleDown’s data mining capability that is being used by researchers from St John of God Pathology and the University of WA to identify and flag high-risk patients to GPs.

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Real-time alert system helps MedCentral save lives

The implementation of RippleDown Alerts from Pacific Knowledge Systems has significantly increased communications and improved information flow across the Hospital group.

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US patent granted for major extension of RippleDown

We are excited to announce that PKS has been granted a patent in the United States which covers a major extension to the RippleDown rules technology allowing a user to write far fewer rules to cover complex data domains.

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RippleDown acknowledged at Pathology Summit in England

PKS’ core technology RippleDown has been acknowledged at the 2013 National Pathology Summit “Informing Clinical Decisions”. The Conference was held as part of the NHS England National Pathology Programme to review the current use of information technology in pathology services.

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