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Surgisys announces partnership with LSU Healthcare Network


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jeff LeBlanc

(225) 247-9763



Surgisys and sister company Vascular Associates Lab sign

LSU Healthcare Network


Innovative Web based QA applications and outsourced vascular screening


BATON ROUGE, La. (February 15, 2008) - Surgisys, LLC. a provider of Web-based QA applications and accreditation services, in conjunction with its sister company, Vascular Associates Labs (VAL) announced the partnership with the LSU Healthcare Network to provide turnkey vascular screening and patient tracking services. VAL technicians perform ultrasound studies on patients and then input patient data into the Surgisys database. LSU Healthcare Network physicians are able to view the results, perform their interpretation and digitally sign the patient study. Images and procedure information are archived on the Surgisys Web portal for remote interpretation and allow secure access for the physicians and sonographers 24/7.

David Barry, Clinical Applications Manager for Surgisys and a sonographer of 18 years comments on the value of a data base with aggregated patient studies and reporting "Surgisys is an excellent tool that I use to track many different lab functions.  Some of these include the number of exams each tech performs, correlations of each tech with other studies, number of studies each physician dictates on and referral patterns. Surgisys makes my life easier."

VAL, an ICAVL accredited lab outsources its sonographers in a mobile environment and includes the Surgisys Web based QA applications as part of the whole turnkey package. Dr. Hernan Bazan of the LSU Healthcare Network indicates "LSU Healthcare Network has utilized the Surgisys web application to provide immediate physician interpretation and final reporting.  This is a valuable quality assurance and practice management tool."

Dr. Albert Sam II MD, MS, FACS Chief Medical Officer for Surgisys explains the value of utilizing a program offered by Surgisys, "By moving your practice to a digital environment, you obtain tools that in the end help deliver better patient outcomes which is the reason Surgisys was started."

About Surgisys

Based in Baton Rouge, La., Surgisys creates Web-based solutions to assist health care providers in the field of vascular disease in making more informed outcome assessment decisions in order to provide the highest quality of care by adhering to the gold standards of accrediting bodies, and maximize practice efficiency and profitability through physician and sonographer-created, Web-based technology.  The founders are all physicians who are board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

About VAL

VAL provides noninvasive vascular diagnostic evaluations for patients with a variety of arterial and venous conditions. Evaluations include cerebrovascular (extracranial and intracranial), upper and lower arterial, upper and lower venous, and abdominal vascular. All tests are administered by qualified/certified technologists, reviewed by a RVT-certified vascular surgeon, and a final physician report is generated within 24 to 48 hours. VAL is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and in 1992 was one of the first thirty-six vascular laboratories in the US to earn accreditation.