Physician Software Systems is focused on improving patient outcomes through innovative technologies that facilitate the delivery of individualized medicine, reduce costs by eliminating generalized, protocol-based treatment, and transform the way healthcare is delivered. Our products lead the way in cost-effective patient care improvements. We partner with leading medical research institutions around the world to combine new concepts in individualized medicine with our technology expertise, under the guidance of a thought-leading Scientific Advisory Board.
The company worked in cooperation with Mayo Clinic to create the Physician Software Systems Anemia Management System™. Physician Software Systems is investigating a number of difficult to dose drugs with the goal of improving patient quality of life through individualized medicine. A natural byproduct of precise dosing regimens is a significant reduction in costs by giving patients exactly what is required and removing protocol-based adjustments. The company's direction puts it in direct alignment with industry-wide initiatives to improve care, while reducing the ever growing cost of treating ESRD patients.
The concept of individualized anemia management came about through Mayo Clinic's desire to systematically improve patient outcomes throughout their multi-facility dialysis network. The protocol they were using, based on KDOQI guidelines and similar to those used by most hemodialysis facilities, wasn't yielding the desired results - patients with stable Hgb levels. They felt that their protocol was not capable of supporting their goals of sustainably having more patients at their target Hgb-level and providing better management of hemoglobin variability.
They saw the need for an entirely new and individualized method for anemia control for ESRD patients. The Mayo Clinic Team developed software technology which simulates the dynamics of erythropoiesis, taking into account the interdependence of patient variables, mutual interactions, information feedback, and circular causality.
The software technology was piloted for three years in eight dialysis facilities with a mean population of over 300 patients. Mayo Clinic met its goals for improving patient outcomes by individualizing care according to each patient's unique physiology, keeping more patients at their target Hgb-level, managing hemoglobin variability, and generally improving patient quality of life. Their success led to the decision to make the technology available to others in the dialysis services provider community.
The Physician Software Systems team took the Mayo Clinic technology, created an intuitive interface, increased the speed and scope of the patient simulation capability, developed it in a software-as-a-service architecture (SaaS) to minimize the IT footprint, while increasing accessibility for anemia managers, and streamlining the implementation and workflow integration to make it adaptable to any sized provider. The result is the Physician Software Systems Anemia Management System™ or PhySoft AMS™.