IDEXX Computer Systems Releases IDEXX Cornerstone 8.1 Practice Management Software [Trade]

Innovative Vital Signs feature lets practitioners quickly identify changes in patient health status

WESTBROOK, Maine, March 29, 2011—IDEXX Computer Systems announces the availability of IDEXX Cornerstone Practice Management Software version 8.1. Designed to make it easier for practitioners to capture, manage and access all medical and practice information, this newest release gives users an improved ability to record and monitor patient vital signs. This innovation was developed in response to customer requests for a way to quickly and efficiently monitor trends in patient health.

“The new Vital Signs feature is just one example of user feedback driving continued innovation in Cornerstone software,” says Tyler Patterson, Director, Cornerstone product line. “We actively encourage our user base to give us their ideas for enhancements. As a result, Cornerstone 8.1 introduces new features and improves some existing ones, helping veterinarians and their staff be more productive and provide more consistent, high quality care.”

For example, a patient’s laboratory results, whether through IDEXX Reference Laboratories or the IDEXX VetLab Station, are now available as a PDF, easily attached to the electronic medical record or emailed to a client. Results are in the same easy-to-read format as the reports generated by the IDEXX VetLab Station and by IDEXX VetConnect online services. Not only does the report help veterinarians achieve a faster diagnosis, but the comparison of previous results with current results in the report also can be shared easily with clients to show the progress of a treatment plan, improve compliance and demonstrate the value of services.

The new Report Search function and the electronic estimate signature are two more ways Cornerstone 8.1 software contributes to practice efficiency. With the new search function, users can quickly find and preview the report they need from Cornerstone’s catalog of more than 400 standard reports. For practices that want to take a significant step toward a completely paperless work flow, an electronic estimate signature provides the ability to review estimates on-screen with clients, then use supported capture devices or tablet PCs to record their signature.

Other benefits of upgrading to Cornerstone 8.1 software include integrated X-Charge credit and debit card payment processing*, vaccine tags and rabies certificates, and the ability to void medical notes or correspondence documents without deleting them.

“Some of the most popular functionality in Cornerstone today has its roots in user input: Enhanced Medical Notes, the Electronic Whiteboard, compliance assessment tools, IDEXX SmartLink integration technology and professional implementation and support,” says Patterson. “That feedback is critical to our ability to help practitioners complete their vision of personal, medical and business success.”

To schedule a demonstration of Cornerstone 8.1 software, please contact IDEXX Computer Systems Sales at 1-800-283-8386, option 2, or visit

About IDEXX Cornerstone Practice Management System
IDEXX Cornerstone software, in use by over 5,000 practices, is a comprehensive practice management solution from IDEXX Computer Systems. Cornerstone software brings together medical and practice performance information to empower veterinarians and staff members to work smarter. Cornerstone software automates the collection, storage and management of patient and client information in veterinary practices. Through exclusive IDEXX SmartLink technology, Cornerstone provides two-way communication between IDEXX systems inside and outside the practice. With SmartLink technology, Cornerstone software can receive and trend results from IDEXX instruments and reference laboratories. SmartLink technology enables veterinarians to send and receive critical telemedicine consultations and to transfer digital images, as well as diagnostic information. This enhanced networking capability helps ensure the capture of critical information and the capture of all patient charges.

About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Computer Systems is a part of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.


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