ComPAS Freedom

ComPAS Freedom™ is based on a classic two-tier client/server topology, connecting the client workstations to a Microsoft SQL Server, which can seamlessly share data with tens or even hundreds of users simultaneously – depending on the size of your organization. Low communications overhead means that ComPAS Freedom™ can even be used to test patients at satellite labs through a wide-area network (WAN) or using a virtual private network (VPN).

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FAQ's

ComPAS Freedom™ is Citrix compatible.  Citrix invisibly connects users over secure internet connections to remote computers, thus providing “Freedom” to communicate and work from any licensed location.

ComPAS Freedom™ uses Health Level Seven (HL7) clinical and administrative software standards to provide for the exchange, management and integration of pulmonary function and patient biographical data. ComPAS Freedom™ supports clinical patient care and the management, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services.

ComPAS Freedom™ offers a variety of interfacing solutions for exchange with:

  • Hospital Information Systems (HIS)
  • Picture Archiving Systems (PACS)
  • Electronic Medical Records Systems (EMR)

Utilize the power of the ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager™
Secure, HIPAA-compliant patient information sharing provides users the most efficient, versatile and convenient suite of pulmonary applications ever made available. Access and view data, interpret results and send electronic messages to colleagues from any PC.

Designed with careful consideration by and for pulmonary specialists, ComPAS Freedom™ is the best choice for any installation: from large network-connected medical centers, to small independent practices.

Spectacular Reports
Since the conception of ComPAS Freedom™, elegant and versatile reporting has been a priority. For interested users, a highly powerful report builder is available to allow for unlimited presentation and design. In most cases, report designs are completed by your Morgan engineer as a service provided through the ComPAS Freedom™ license. A brilliant library of report presentations come standard with ComPAS Freedom™, but your own ‘dream’ layout is both welcomed and easily accommodated.

Sample Reports

Customized Challenge

Customized 1

Customized 2

Customized 3

Methacholine Challenge 1

Methacholine Challenge 2

Methacholine Challenge 3

Methacholine Challenge 4

Screening 1 One Page

Screening 2 One Page

Screening 3 One Page

Screening 4 One Page

Screening 5 Two Page

Exercise Challenge 1

 

Features & Specifications

ComPAS Freedom™ is based on a classic two-tier client/server topology, connecting the client workstations to a Microsoft SQL Server, which can seamlessly share data with tens or even hundreds of users simultaneously – depending on the size of your organization. Low communications overhead means that ComPAS Freedom™ can even be used to test patients at satellite labs through a wide-area network (WAN) or using a virtual private network (VPN)

Spectacular Reports

Since the conception of ComPAS Freedom™, elegant and versatile reporting has been a priority. For interested users, a highly powerful report builder is available to allow for unlimited presentation and design. In most cases, report designs are completed by your Morgan engineer as a service provided through the ComPAS Freedom™ license. A brilliant library of report presentations come standard with ComPAS Freedom™, but your own ‘dream’ layout is both welcomed and easily accommodated.

Test Reports – presentations of test data really have no limit. 

These can include any combination of the best pre and post results with preference of numerical column order and any of the following:

  • Logo and header design
  • Manual entry information
  • Numerous individual test graphics
  • Summary of all efforts (data and graphics)
  • Overlay of graphics
  • Past test result history
  • Computer impression
  • Physician interpretation and captured digital signature

Administrative Reports – include statistical reports of laboratory activity, physician ordering, technician proficiency, patient listing and much more.

Quality Control Reports – show details of calibration history and instrument performance. QA reports can provide a monthly record of laboratory standards.

Query Reports – show results from searches of the database for all manner of administrative or research purposes.

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Data Management is a Breeze

The heart of ComPAS Freedom™ is an integration of qualified data acquisition, local or remote interpretation, and interface with hospital information systems. The versatility of the design accommodates requirements of any size activity.

EMR Interface

Since no two institutions are alike, ComPAS Freedom™ provides many different interface options including:

HL7 export of test results via:

  • File drop-off
  • TCP/IP or Web Services           
  • Supplied DLL

Patient lookup via:

  • Supplied DLL
  • TCP/IP or Web Services

Visit data via:

  • File drop-off
  • TCP/IP or Web Services
  • HL7 listening agent

New interface options are constantly being developed; please contact your Morgan Scientific professional for further details.

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ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager™

ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager™ was co-developed with one of America’s most prestigious teaching hospitals. When tests are completed in the pulmonary lab, results can be routed to any network-connected station for physician interpretation. In cases where multiple physicians will interpret results, ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager™ automatically routes the patient results to the appropriate physician.

Internal “Task Notes” can be attached to patient results and sent to colleagues. Tests can be routed to pulmonary fellows for preliminary review and then on to faculty members for final interpretation. If reports need to be printed and sent to referring physicians, completed tests, along with the interpretation, can be sent to the departmental secretary for printing.

In smaller practices, test results can be sent from the pulmonary lab directly to the consulting physician. At his or her desk, the interpreting physician can log into ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager™, review a variety of customizable report formats and engage a personal template of interpretation text. The computer impression is available as a quick reference while the interpretation is being considered.

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Research Query of Data

For many Morgan Scientific customers, precise pulmonary function data has been collected through the years, with some customers going back as far as 25 years. This wealth of data now resides in the ComPAS Freedom™ SQL database. For all customers, information is steadily stored and accumulated, providing a valuable resource to be leveraged for research or reporting purposes. The Query Report feature allows users to search collected data using any of the values stored in ComPAS Freedom™. The data retrieved can be directly exported to Microsoft Excel® for graphing and statistical modeling.

Example: Find the following:

  • All males aged greater than or equal to 60
    • with a Diagnosis of COPD
      • and an FEV1 percent of predicted less than 70 and a DLCO percent of predicted less than 85
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Testing Capability

ComPAS Freedom™ works with a vast array of quality instrumentation, utilizing data acquisition techniques that are proven and verifiable. Our software specialists have over 250 collective years of respiratory testing experience. Expertise that is vital when gathering data from the very sick or very young. ComPAS Freedom™ is the quintessence of data integrity.

With ComPAS Freedom™ each clinical test is first measured with great accuracy, then reviewed by the software for testing validity. Testing is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. A simple touch on [Spacebar] begins all tests.
  2. When maneuvers are completed, the software checks the individual effort against ATS recommended PERFORMANCE criteria. If the effort meets these test standards, a hollow check mark provides visual confirmation.
  3. Once the appropriate number of tests meet both PERFORMANCE and REPRODUCIBILITY criteria, solid check marks appear confirming that ATS standards have been met.

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Spirometry

Dynamic Spirometry – Although the most widely utilized pulmonary test, it is commonly the most poorly administered and reported. Through clever use of interactive help and clinical monitoring, ComPAS Freedom™ provides excellence in spirometry. Flow Volume efforts can be completed in any order of breathing with full fidelity of the loop captured and stored. For reports, data is automatically selected by ATS criteria; however, the user can override both data and loop selection if desired.

Incentive Screens – For testing young children, brilliant incentive graphic animations are employed to encourage effort and response.
“Can you land the rocket on the moon?”

Static Spirometry – Measurements of Slow Vital Capacity (SVC) can be completed independent of other lung volume measurements. The tidal volume (FRC) baseline can be adjusted for accurate measure of Inspiratory Capacity (IC) and Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV).

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Single Breath Diffusion

Since the pioneering days when the test was first developed in England, testing of Single Breath Diffusion (DLCO) has been part of our heritage.  Our excellence for DLCO testing and reproducibility comes from a studied application of measurement technique and hardware design guided by watchful software. Automated procedures for system preparation coupled with precision analysis make DLCO a test that is easy to perform and highly reproducible. Utilizing both traditional and innovative means the component parts of diffusion, Membrane Diffusion (Dm) and Capillary Blood Volume (Vc) can also be determined.

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Airways Resistance

Working with the magnificent Body Box 5510, measurements of Airways Resistance (Raw) and Specific Conductance (SGaw) can be completed quickly and with ease. In routine use, a pre-test ‘coaching’ screen can be used to prepare the patient for testing and minimize time spent in aborted efforts. An automated routine for establishing temperature equilibrium inside the cabin ensures ideal testing conditions. When working with difficult subjects, routines that monitor each phase of the test can guide technician intervention to improve results.

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Exercise Testing

Exercise test data can be imported or manually entered into ComPAS Freedom™ for inclusion in comprehensive reports. Watch for news about an exciting new on-line system coming soon.

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ComPAS Freedom™ Help

HTML Help is integrated within ComPAS Freedom™. Written and illustrated as a powerful resource to help customers, it also provides the basis of a laboratory procedure guide. The help includes all aspects of pulmonary physiology as well as testing instruction and instrument maintenance. For the biomedical engineer there are detailed service sections for each device complete with problem guides. ComPAS Freedom™ Help is a comprehensive manual that can be viewed from any screen; it can also be printed or exported to CD for review at home.

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Maximum Voluntary Ventilation

At the best of times, the MVV can be a difficult test to assess in terms of patient effort and compliance. To help determine effort, each time an MVV is performed, the data is compared to the subject’s FEV1 x 35 and FEV1 x 40.

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Lung Volumes

ComPAS Freedom™ employs a variety of techniques for measuring the compartments of lung volume depending upon the capability of the hardware:

Plethysmography – Volume of Thoracic Gas (VTG) can be captured during an individual quiet breathing maneuver or as an integral part of an Airways Resistance (Raw) test. The routine has been particularly groomed to facilitate simplicity and ease of use in the testing of small children.

Helium Dilution – Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) is measured with careful maintenance of oxygen levels suitable for all patients, including those requiring supplemental oxygen. The maneuver is carried-out in quiet comfort for the patient with prompts for stability and options for repeated static spirometry at the test conclusion.

Nitrogen Recovery – Total Lung Capacity (TLC) can be measured during the performance of any Single Breath Diffusion (DLCO) study. This is an excellent screening method for identifying patients requiring further lung volume study. All Medisoft instruments are equipped with the necessary oxygen sensor to enable the technique.

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Bronchial Provocation

Bronchial challenge testing is highly versatile and performed with ease in ComPAS Freedom™. Firstly, the challenge protocols can be easily designed to suit drug, exercise or cold air procedures and secondly, the test is calmly sequenced through each level with clear and straightforward displays. Never before has provocation testing been so beautifully designed and easy to accomplish!

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Respiratory Muscle Strength

Maximum Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressures (MIP and MEP) can be measured from TLC or RV respectively or from FRC. The lung volume at which the pressures are measured is captured by the spirometry tracing simultaneous to the test maneuver.

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Manual Entry

The manual entry screens provide opportunity to include data from many other sources in the laboratory. Blood gas, oximetry, exercise, radionuclide, and respiratory pressures are just a few of the configurable entry screens.

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Knowledgeable Support

At Morgan Scientific, Inc. support is only a phone call away. No need to navigate impersonal voice mail; telephone guidance is immediate, direct and helpful. The collective pulmonary function knowledge of our staff spans considerable years and we take pride in supporting customer needs.

Can ComPAS Freedom™ software operate with all versions of Windows®?

Yes! ComPAS Freedom™ will work with Windows® NT, XP(Home and Professional) and 2000.

Is ComPAS Freedom™ easy to navigate?

Yes! Although ComPAS Freedom™ is Windows®-based, the user is not required to use a mouse for all actions. In testing, a simple [Spacebar] will start and end test efforts so full attention can be focused on the patient. Complete navigation of ComPAS Freedom™ is simple and highly user-friendly.

Does ComPAS Freedom™ help the technician obtain results that meet ATS guidelines?

Yes! Each physiological effort (F/V Loop, spirogram, DLCO maneuver etc.) is checked for ATS effort acceptability. A hollow check-mark beside a result indicates individual effort acceptability; a group of 3 solid check-marks confirms both effort and reproducibility criteria have been met. Furthermore, a table of ATS criteria is helpful to indicate why an effort is failing to meet recommendations.

Does ComPAS Freedom™ provide a variety of final report formats?

Yes! The report options in ComPAS Freedom™ are stunning! A wide range of report styles come standard with the software and a report editor allows for customization. Standard reports include a variety of single-page screening designs, full test reports, summary reports showing all test efforts, disability reports and quality assurance reports.

Can the user select different predicted equation authors?

Yes! ComPAS Freedom™ is supplied with standard predicted sets such as: Knudson, Inter-Mountain, Miller and NHANES III. Any predicted set can be modified to suit individual clinical preferences. Not only can the predicted equations be edited for preference, but the test equations (i.e. DLCO etc.) can also be changed should new recommendations appear in clinical journals.

Does ComPAS Freedom™ have computer impression capability?

Yes! Two standard computer impression algorithms are provided with ComPAS Freedom™. If desired, they can be edited for individual clinical preferences through the configuration menu.

Can ComPAS Freedom™ be networked?

Yes! ComPAS Freedom™ operates on SQL server and is ideal for small or large network situations.

Does ComPAS Freedom™ have on-line Help?

Yes! A ‘state of the art’ Help system is provided with ComPAS Freedom™ that has detailed information in attractive informative screens. The Help covers all areas of software and hardware operation including pictorial maintenance guides and service assistance.

Can the Technician and Physician Notepad be configured with frequently used sentences?

Yes! Each user can store frequently used sentences. They are displayed for instant use beside the notepad. On the physician screen, the computer impression is displayed and can be ‘copied’ to the notepad and altered for final clinical interpretation.

Can the user edit the Bronchial Challenge protocol?

Yes! The protocol can be entirely customized to suit the levels of bronchial challenge (methacholine, cold air or other drug). The protocol sets-up the flow of the test with clocks to count-down nebulizer administration guide the study.

Can the ComPAS Freedom™ interface with my EMR?

Yes! Since no two sites are alike, ComPAS Freedom™ provides many different interface options including:

  • HL7 export of test results via:
    • File drop-off
    • TCP/IP or Web Services
  • Patient lookup via:
    • Supplied DLL
    • TCP/IP or Web Services
  • Visit data via:
    • File drop-off
    • TCP/IP or Web Services
    • HL7 listening
Can the physician enter interpretations remotely?

Yes! The ComPAS Freedom™ Task Manager provides elegant data exchange across the office of hospital network. When tests are completed in the pulmonary lab, results can be routed to any network-connected station for physician interpretation. In cases where multiple physicians will interpret results, the Task Manager automatically sends the appropriate patient results to each physician.

PFT Diagnostics

P.O. Box 455
Ellsinore, MO 63937

Phone: 877.738.3424

Email: tcrowley@pftdiagnostics.com