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Partnership improves medical records management within corrections facilities

By Digital Solutions Inc.
Published: 08/20/2008

Altoona, Pennsylvania – July 28, 2008 -- Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone Inc. and CorEMR (Correctional Electronic Medical Records) today announced an ongoing partnership to assist correctional facilities with their inmate medical management needs. The two companies will be providing a fully integrated system whereby corrections professionals can experience a comprehensive answer to the health maintenance needs of every inmate.

The Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system saves medical staff members time by scheduling inmate health care appointments, maintaining medical records, tracking doctors' and nurses' orders as well as prescription distribution and inventory levels. The system provides full access to medical histories, current treatments and future needs, as well as additional collaboration with pharmacies and other external services. The ability to seamlessly integrate with the Offender Management System (OMS) provided by Digital Solutions allows facilities to easily track inmate housing locations and current bookings. The system collaboration allows for efficient management of inmate records and real time communication between a facility’s intake and medical staff.

“The integration of CorEMR and DSI is an exciting time for the corrections industry,” says CorEMR President, John Probst. “With this integration, correctional facilities will benefit from lowered medical maintenance costs, increased staff efficiency and optimized care. The CorEMR / DSI partnership will take correctional facilities to the highest level of comprehensive inmate management.”

Digital Solution’s Offender Management System is a comprehensive jail management system built on open technology that allows integration with other systems including the electronic medical records system from CorEMR. It provides a single point of entry while allowing individual data ownership. The system was constructed on a web-based platform allowing the user to access the system from any network attached workstation. The system can even be accessed from a home office enabling users to control their facilities remotely. The system records information on all aspects of an inmate’s incarceration including initial intake, charges, sentencing, property, housing, medical, meal planning, scheduling, and temporary release. For increased security, the OMS utilizes digital biometrics to positively identify inmates, increasing accuracy in inmate movement, housing, release, etc.

Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone Inc. is strategically focused on providing world-class products and services to the corrections marketplace. In doing so, however, the company has realized that many facilities have needs that require additional products and services that DSI does not provide. To meet these ongoing requirements, DSI/ ITI has developed relationships with other partner organizations that can provide specialized products and value-added services to their clients. Through these partnerships, the company is able to augment their already robust product line with full-feature solutions from firms that specialize in areas necessary to increasing efficiency in the corrections industry.

Current customers benefitting from the integration of DSI’s Offender Management System and the CorEMR medical records system include the Weber County Correctional Facility in Ogden, Utah; Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, VA; Adams County Adult Correctional Complex in Gettysburg, PA; Franklin County Prison in Chambersburg, PA; Northampton County Prison and Juvenile Detention Center in Easton, PA and the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester, VA. Several other facility contracts are pending.

For those interested in learning more about this collaboration, please visit Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc. Online, or contact Mr. Thomas Brence at tbrence@dsiiti.com or 888.222.3081.

About CorEMR

Founded in 2004, CorEMR serves over 35 facilities and is the fastest growing Medical Records System on the market today. CorEMR is designed to provide low cost, comprehensive electronic medical records systems specifically developed for corrections facilities. The CorEMR solution is a flexible, easy to use system that adapts to the workflows and procedures of each facility. This click-and-go system is easy to implement and even easier to learn and use. The online format of the system provides for facility wide access, which cuts nursing staffs’ data entry time by half and increases accurate and timely communications throughout the facility. CorEMR also provides for total integration with pharmacies, and outside auxiliary services, creating a comprehensive solution to the health maintenance of each inmate. For more detailed information about the benefits and solutions provided by CorEMR, visit www.coremr.com.

About Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc.

Established in 1984 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Digital Solutions Incorporated (DSI) is a privately-held technology company that specializes in automating corrections agencies. Its sister company, Inmate Telephone Incorporated (ITI), was founded in 1994 to create and maintain a state of the art inmate phone system. More than twenty years of successful implementations in over four hundred agencies has enabled DSI / ITI to become the leading provider of software solutions to the corrections industry. The company attributes much of their success to the practice of involving users in the design phases of the application development process - input that is critical in enabling the company to continually improve while building a sense of ownership among the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.dsiiti.com.

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