Version 2.1

Sat, Oct 27, 2001

Company Press Release

Orion Software Development Releases Version 2.1 of the Outcome Data Management System for Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Continuing to Pioneer the Next Generation of Outcomes Tools

Longmont, Colorado — October 27, 2001 — Orion Software Development, a leading provider of medical outcome software solutions, today announced the availability of version 2.1 of the Outcome Data Management System. This release advances the lead that Orion Software Development has created in the arena of clinical outcome management by integrating the latest advances in outcomes.

“With this release of the Outcome Data Management System, we have integrated the latest in outcomes and added many of the enhancements that our customers have been asking for” said Brandon Fuller, President of Orion Software Development. “This product is truly a requirement for cardiopulmonary program who needs to measure and demonstrate the performance of their patients.”


  • New! HeartWatchers COMET – Allows importing of data for customers that are migrating to the Outcome Data Management System from this system.
  • New! Show/Hide Tools – Ability to show and hide outcome tools from data entry screens. Useful to simply interface for tools you are not using.
  • New! Menu Links to Web-Based Benchmarking Service – Ability to quickly access web-based benchmarking at from within ODMS.
  • New! Database Backup – Ability to quickly backup your outcomes database from a click of a menu.

Patient Demographic Options

  • New! Birthdate – For more accurate tracking of patient ages at various evaluation phases.
  • New! Primary & Secondary Insurance Provider – Insurance provider information split into a standardized and a customizable field for better reporting.
  • New! Dropout Rate – New field for tracking when patients do not complete their sessions.
  • New! Social Security – New field for tracking patient social security numbers.
  • New! Lipid Lowering Drugs Date Started – New field for tracking start of this drug therapy.
  • New! Intolerance to Cholesterol-Lowering Agents – New field for tracking this drug therapy.
  • New! Smoking Cessation Counseling – New fields for tracking counseling received and refused.
  • New! Depression Counseling – New fields for tracking counseling received, referred, and refused.
  • New! Peripheral Vascular Disease – New diagnosis for cardiac patients.

Outcome Tools

  • New! New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification – Addition of the popular classification system for cardiac patients.
  • New! Service Domain & Patient Satisfaction Survey – Addition of the fifth outcome domain with a patient satisfaction survey that can be administered to patients on the computer.
  • New! New England Functional Capacity Test – Addition to support the New England Regional Outcomes Study.


  • New! Cardiac Program Risk Factor Change Analysis – Shows a report card with risk factor ratings for eight factors associated with increased risk.


  • New! New England Benchmarking Facility – Addition of a new regional benchmarking collection center at the University of New England.


The version 2.1 is a free service release to existing owners of the Outcome Data Management System version 2.0. New customers can purchase version 2.1 for $650. An upgrade version is available for previous version 1.0 customers for $200.


The Outcome Data Management System version 2.1 is immediately available from Orion Software Development and its distributors. Existing customers can download the upgrade from the Orion Software Development web site.


Orion Software Development is a leading provider of medical outcome software solutions. The company develops applications that enable organizations to collect and analyze outcome data using a personal computer. The company’s flagship product, the Outcome Data Management System™, is used in hundreds of cardiopulmonary clinics throughout the United States. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Orion Software Development markets its products through direct sales and distributors, such as Quinton Instrument Company and Life Sensing Instrument Company. Orion Software Development can be contacted by phone at (720) 494-7950, via fax at (720) 494-7951, through e-mail at or via the World Wide Web at

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