IMS Maxims and US-based Picis have formed a partnership to offer anaesthesia and critical care clinical IT products throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Picis is a global leader in providing integrated operating room, anaesthesia and critical care information systems that automate the clinical documentation and business practices throughout perioperative care.

According to the two firms there is a high degree of “architectural synergy” between the two product suites, providing customers with an integrated solution, which delivers access to detailed clinical and administrative information from a wide range of clinical specialties, combining them into one seamless electronic patient record.

Under the terms of the agreement, IMS Maxims will distribute the Picis CareSuite product line, giving Picis access to the UK and Irish healthcare markets and extending the IMS Maxims clinical information systems and Integrated Care Records Service (ICRS) product sets to include full perioperative and critical care.

The Picis CareSuite product suite is an integrated anaesthesia and critical care information system that is built upon an open architecture.  The system is said to automatically capture data from patient monitoring devices and seamlessly link it into hospital and laboratory information systems. 

At the heart of IMS product line-up is its Maxims unified healthcare architecture and integrated suite of applications, which provides a consolidated view of all relevant patient data for healthcare professionals.  Maxims is claimed to combine in-depth data with generic clinical and clerical functions to form a fully integrated multi-disciplinary care record.

According to IMS it has now implemented Maxims in each of the National Service Framework (NSF) categories, together with more than 20 individual clinical specialties.

Brian Ennis, Chief Executive IMS Maxims Plc, commented:  “This agreement not only provides us with a very successful perioperative solution to complement our existing premier clinical information and hospital- or community-wide systems but may also provide access into new international markets alongside a very reputable supplier and a proven leader in its field.”

Marc Prenafeta, general manager European operations, Picis says:  “Picis recognises IMS Maxims as a leading vendor and well regarded distribution partner with strong links into the healthcare systems of both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.” 

Picis has successfully implemented its perioperative and critical care information systems in more than 600 medical centres worldwide, from small community hospitals to large, multi-facility healthcare enterprises.