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December 2016

It's been quite a year...


As the year draws to a close, I want to reflect on the events of the past 12 months. It has been quite an exciting year for all of us at Vedant Health. We started the year based in a small seaside town about 50 miles north of Boston, and ended in a vibrant technology city in the Rocky Mountains. It was sad to leave our offices of 25 years but necessary to move the company forward, and continue supporting our friends and customers at the far side of the Pacific Ocean. Boulder, CO is half-way between our customers in Australia and Europe, as well as being a great technology-based location for our North American customers.


 

In 2014 we jumped into the Epic market with new intelligence that provided the ability to process everything in the order catalog with no setup or programming. In 2016 we have invested heavily in this technology to push each solution further, ensuring that every Epic release is automatically supported.

Although this has taken a lot of work, it enables us to provide a true full-scale validation system to all Epic customers that is reliable regardless of the environment — something that is not possible with the various test tools out there.

Throughout the year we found that customers were switching HIS vendors and that meant a large amount of integration testing for us to help with. Honestly, this was a surprise as we leaned away from normal system validation and moved onto multi-system testing, validating interfaces as well as the system. TestStream has always had the ability to validate orders and results going over the interface, but we invested further into our homegrown technology to extend this, allowing TestStream to point out incorrect results passed from one system to another. We are about to release the 15th generation of TestStream and this element is the major piece of the new version.


2016 was also a year of relationships, partnerships, and more business connections. Being in business for over 30 years now, we have gained many new friends within — and outside — of the healthcare industry.

 

We have always aligned ourselves with the best of the best and these relationships help us serve our customers in many different ways. If we cannot do something, we can probably recommend a company that can! This past year we have reached out further to form long-lasting relationships with ANX (OpenText) and Health eFormatics, and to extend and deepen our decade-long partnership with KJR in Australia.

Our goal is to help as many people and hospitals as we can in this world. So, next year we will be working with the Haemonetics organization, the makers of SafeTrace Tx, on a pilot program to merge our collective people and technology and help more and more clients with their SafeTrace Tx blood bank validations. We chose Haemonetics as we have a high regard for the quality of their products and the caring nature of the PeopleMed validation team. We are looking to expand this relationship further as the next year progresses.

This year I also met Loring Kaveney at WorkOutLoud, and this sparked a great friendship and business relationship. We have been a part of the Cerner RUGs and Sunquest SUGs for 20 years now and saw that while they were very well-organized, it was a time-consuming project for the coordinators of those shows. Having seen what WorkOutLoud can do for all of these organizers we immediately became one of the founding partners of this very smart and helpful organization. The goal is to help the organizers for Cerner, Sunquest and Epic shows, as it is our duty as vendors to provide as much help and support as we can.


 

Recently, I was honored to be invited to join the Forbes Technology Council. This is an organization which, by invitation only, brings together a select group of CTO's and CEO's of companies to help with introductions and benefits. Since the organization is part of the Forbes magazine group, we are able to submit articles to Forbes directly to be published, sharing our collective knowledge with many industries.

In just a short time I have found connections to organizations who have the same marketing challenges as ours — "how do we get the message out to everyone that we have technology and people which can help them today, rather than in 6 months' time as with standard automated testing approaches…?"

Over the next year you will see us popping up in many different ways to get our technology further into the healthcare world.


The TestStream technology is light years ahead of common test tools out there in the world, but it is often difficult for folks to understand where we fit into the hospital environment. Although it just simply works and has helped thousands of hospitals worldwide over the last 20 years, it still sounds too good to be true

 

The TestStream technology is merely a different approach to scripting, as even the best scripted test tool requires huge amounts of maintenance for very little benefit. To help people understand our technology better, we produced a movie starring our very own Viktor. We work with a lot of Children's hospitals so wanted this movie to be informative, but friendly.

We have created a media center on our website where we will be adding more movies to show TestStream and its technologies. You can access the media center here.


 

We are very pleased to be able to continue our commitment to the community. This year we have also started continuous monthly donations to the Children's Miracle Network, specifically Children's National. This organization helps ensure that Children, regardless of their ability to pay, receive the complete care they need. As Children's National is also a client, together we are helping to ensure that patient safety remains a top priority.


2017 promises to be full of new technology development, comprehensive integration testing, new client sites, and many blood bank validations for our Cerner and Sunquest customers. We're busy hiring more blood bankers, and advancing our goal of providing unparalleled service.

We are excited to help so many clients so quickly into the New Year!

 

Next year we will be involved in validations across all of Cerner, Sunquest and Epic, as well as our leap into Haemonetics… and who knows where else the year will take us! End-to-end interface validations have been the foremost and favorite projects of the year, which helped shape our TestStream' 15th generation release. We are ready for what the 16th generation requirements entail…

Finally, I want to wish a Happy New Year to all of our friends, near and far.

Sincerely,
Raymond Bell


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April 2016

We're moving to the Rockies!


We are moving! Since the early 1990's our corporate offices have been located in the quiet town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. This New England base of operations has served us well over time, where we were housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area for many years. However, times change, and with our expanded customer base on the West Coast and across the Pacific, and the increased demands on our intelligence system upgrade servers, we needed to be more centralized. Basically, the middle ground between Europe and Australia!

So, at the start of May we are moving to the vibrant city of Boulder, Colorado! In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder provides a centralized location for all parts of North America as well as our customers and friends across both oceans.


All of our friends and customers can reach us on the same numbers that we have always had. We are retaining our heritage as we move into the next phase of our 30 year history.

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December 2015

Continuing the Healthcare Testing Evolution


As we are about to enter our 30th year in business, and our technology TestStream's 20th birthday is in a couple of months, we are looking back at how and why TestStream was "born". A computer program is BORN...? Yes — given the learning intelligence TestStream uses to test healthcare systems, coupled with its ability to share its knowledge of vendor system issues found with all other TestStream installations around the world, it is truly a virtual living entity — growing and learning continuously to provide the constant up-to-date system analysis and validation of healthcare systems.

In our first decade, we created test tools and wrote scripts to test applications. But, as we found quickly, healthcare applications are very different from any other industry. With increased system complexity and the constantly changing patient history and activity, this created a real problem for implementing effective testing strategies using the standard testing approach. Static end-to-end test scripts stopped working because of the changes occurring. The bulk of the effort was instead devoted to "fixing" static scripts to work in a dynamic environment — not a very good long-term Quality Assurance strategy or use of valuable technical resources.

In 1996, TestStream was "born" to approach the validation of healthcare clinical systems in a very unique way. Rather than script what to do next, TestStream was created and "taught" how to look at the screen and work out on its own how to determine what action or sequence of actions to perform next. This learned intelligence and accumulated system knowledge for the first time allowed an automation product to navigate through each patient journey independently, regardless of what the next action is, adapting along the way through literally thousands of patient journey test case combinations — without breaking. Now the patient has allergies defined…okay, no problem, TestStream can accommodate… Now the patient is discharged and has become an outpatient…no problem, TestStream processes it correctly. TestStream's uncanny ability to navigate the system like a human being would finally solve the problem of truly automating the large-scale testing of clinical systems, regardless of vendor version or graphical user interface customizations.

Earlier this year we released the 14th generation in this intelligence system, which was the next major leap in this "Testing Evolution" (#TestingEvolution). It allowed us to branch out quickly into other systems and to cover more areas of Cerner Millennium, Sunquest and Epic.

We are excited to leap into 2016 knowing that TestStream"s intelligent approach to maintaining healthcare systems will greatly improve the safety for patients worldwide for many years to come. Going into 2016, we already see many hospitals joining the "Testing Evolution"!

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July 2015

A New Generation...


We are pleased to announce the next generation release of TestStream. TestStream is now in its 14th generation of our unique intelligence engine, invented back in 1996. This engine allows for an approach without the scripts and site customization required by standard test tools. Existing clients know that this intelligent approach to testing reaches far beyond that of typical automation test tools and manual testing efforts.

The planning for this release started nearly two years ago, and enhanced functionality has been released ahead of schedule over the past several months. As with all TestStream updates, every client has received these updates automatically and free of charge. This release laid the ground work for many new features and services we now provide. Here are some of the new features embedded within this release.

Additional Multi-Vendor Integration
With the release of our Epic testing and quality management solutions last year, there was a need to extend our unique integration system with other vendor TestStream products, such as Sunquest and Cerner. This functionality was designed ahead of those releases, and now allows far more knowledge transfer between our TestStream systems for multi-vendor environments.

Support for Extended Services - Cerner/Epic
As part of these latest intelligence updates, we have added more functionality to support a new Millennium to Epic Conversion (testing) service. A number of our clients are migrating from the Cerner Millennium to Epic HIS systems, which is a huge undertaking. Confirming that the information and build were transferred and defined the same is complex and challenging. New updates to TestStream allow us to help verify just that.

Support for Extended Services - Sunquest
In the Sunquest world, the General Testing Guidelines are a vital part of installation verification. This testing effort is labor-intensive, and is often not fully completed. These guidelines are also constantly changing as Sunquest add new functionality to the LIS system. TestStream has the ability to support every element of these guidelines through lab and blood bank for every release, including future releases.

There are a further 100+ enhancements included in the release to specifically handle new functionality in Millennium 2015, Sunquest V7.3 and V8.0, and the latest Epic releases.

Note that all existing clients will receive this updated release automatically through our standard TestStream Upgrade System.

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January 2015

A new year. A new look.


Dear friends,

I am very pleased to announce the release of the new Vedant Health website. Over the past year, we've gone through a number of changes, both internally and externally. We've added new employees to broaden our services offerings and further help our clients, and created a new logo to represent our refreshed outlook. Our website is the final element.

What we truly do at Vedant Health is help our clients test their systems to ensure patient safety — and we do it well. Our new website is designed to reflect that in a way that we hope is as straightforward and approachable as we are.

We have always been a close, caring team and our new website also gives us the opportunity to share that with you. Each quarter we will feature a team member who has made that extra difference for our clients.

Vedant has been in the business of testing since 1986. Today, we've taken testing to a whole new level, focusing on health care, where it matters most. As you explore our new site, I hope you'll see how our one-of-a-kind, intelligent technology, and the knowledge of our talented nurses, medical technologists and blood bank technologists, provides the ideal approach to ensuring patient safety.

Welcome to the new Vedant Health.

Sincerely,
Raymond Bell


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October 2014

Remediator and Vedant Health Partner to Provide ICD-10 Remediation


Remediator are based in California and Texas and provide power tools to simplify the transition to ICD-10. The Remediator tool suite of Translator, Validator, Analyzer and Estimator, has been built from the ground up to quickly process thousands of codes and code groupings within seconds! By utilizing Remediator for mass code and code group processing, you will be able to free up your resources to deal with the finer details of the ICD-10 transition. Although Vedant Health's focus remains on clinical system safety, this alliance allows us to bring our clients the vital ICD-10 migration help they need.


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August 2014

TxMS Becomes Part of Vedant Health


Transfusion Management Services (TxMS) is based in Tucson Arizona and has always been the leader in Sunquest Blood Bank Validations. Vedant Health and TxMS have worked closely together since 2010. With the combination of the TxMS blood bank staff and the technology in TestStream, this team brought Sunquest Blood Bank Validations up to an all new level of sophistication and coverage. We are pleased to announce that, in August, TxMS became part of Vedant Health so that we could take this collaboration and services package further into the Sunquest community.


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June 2014

Gael Limited and Vedant Health Partner to Provide Blood Bank Validation Documentation Options


Gael Limited is a UK based company who specialize in Quality Management Systems (QMS). The Gael and Vedant Health partnership bring together our Blood Bank Validation expertise with Gael's flagship quality management solution, Q-Pulse, to provide a complete validation package. The process starts with entering the client's SOP documents into the Q-Pulse document management system, then the Vedant Health Blood Bank staff and TestStream provide the validation, where all test results may then be stored directly into the Q-Pulse system. This ensures a permanent, safe, location for many years, allowing anytime access for regulatory inspectors.


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October 2013

AABB News Magazine Utilizes Vedant Health's Blood Bank Validation Experience


In October, the AABB News magazine publishers contacted Vedant Health to be involved in their issue relating to Blood Bank Validations. Our experience in numerous Blood Bank Validations throughout the world allows us to provide a unique perspective on what it takes to complete a full coverage blood bank validation.

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Vedant Health Events
January 30 - 31, 2017

Sunquest Western RUG
Tucson, AZ

May 3 - 5, 2017

Cerner SouthEast RUG
Jacksonville, FL

June 12 - 14, 2017

Cerner North Atlantic RUG
Springfield, MA

August 21 - 25, 2017

Sunquest User Group Conference
Tucson, AZ

October 7 - 10, 2017

AABB
San Diego, CA



Past Events
January 11 - 12, 2016

Sunquest Western RUG
Tucson, AZ

February 18 - 19, 2016

Sunquest SouthEast RUG
Orlando, FL

April 12, 2016

Sunquest Chicago RUG
Arlington Heights, IL

April 20 - 22, 2016

Cerner SouthEast RUG
Charlotte, NC

May 5, 2016

Sunquest Chesapeake RUG
Fredericksburg, VA

May 18, 2016

Sunquest Mid-Atlantic RUG
Allentown, PA

May 31 - June 2, 2016

Cerner Great Lakes RUG
Chicago, IL

July 11 - 15, 2016

Sunquest User Group Conference
Tucson, AZ

October 14, 2016

Sunquest Tri-State RUG
Pittsburgh, PA

October 22 - 25, 2016

AABB
Orlando, FL

December 1 - 2, 2016

Sunquest Southeast RUG
Winter Park, FL