Critical care solutions

Make better decisions with a central documentation system.

Critical care solutions support ICU clinicians with the point-of-care information they need to help make better decisions. At the heart of its solutions is a comprehensive ICU documentation system and automated, correlated flowsheets that collect, manage, display and store patient information for critical care units.

Optum™ has solutions to efficiently automate your ICU charting of treatments, care measures, and assessments to facilitate compliance with guidelines, standards and protocols. It is specifically designed to help improve record access and accuracy, increase time for direct patient care and reduce costs.

Further facilitating clinical documentation is the Optum Content Library, which delivers an integrated pre-defined library of recommended ICU documentation practices to accelerate quality reporting and compliance. In addition, a unique Quality Reporting Portal automatically collects ICU data and creates reports of quality measures, merging Optum data into a hospital-wide quality reporting system.

Providing a continuous clinical record that spans the preoperative clinic, operating room, recovery room and specialty adult or pediatric critical care unit, Optum solutions are fully integrated and allow that a patient’s progress is automatically tracked and charted from one critical area to another.

Manage the complex workflow of the ICU.

Without an effective critical care information system, an inordinate amount of time can be spent recording data. Yet, despite all efforts, much of the important information needed to help clinicians make the right decisions may be unavailable or difficult to correlate. Optum™ has comprehensive clinical documentation and decision support system that manages the complex workflow of the ICU.

Optum™ critical care automation solution organizes high volume device data, lab results, calculations, orders, medications and clinical documentation for physicians, nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team. It also provides a seamless flow of information to everyone on the clinical team.

Our critical care solutions are an essential component for supporting efficient workflow and immediate access to reliable patient information where it is needed most — at the bedside. By providing effective automation of documentation at the point-of-care, our solution is helping hospitals around the world improve quality while reducing costs.


Clinical documentation to help adhere to institutional workflow standards.

Generates consistent, structured and legible clinical documentation, helping reduce the risk of errors resulting from repetitive documentation, transcription of clinical data from one place to another, illegible notes and denial of reimbursement by health care regulatory agencies.

Content Library

Provides a comprehensive set of recommended documentation practices, taking the guesswork out of interpreting regulations that apply to surgical services.

Quality reporting and compliance

Quality Reporting Portal automatically collects ICU data and creates reports of quality measures, merging Picis data into a hospital-wide quality reporting system.

Clear visibility to fluids and medications.

Automatically records and displays fluids and medications documentation, increasing the time that nurses spend with patients.

Bi-directional interoperability

Eliminates duplication of information as patient information is gathered from a myriad of medical devices and hospital information systems at the bedside, allowing clinicians to remain at the point of care.

Powerful data correlation

Gives clinicians graphically displayed trends of data correlation at the point-of-care, reducing medical records.

Nurse efficiencies

Nursing documentation employs standard protocols within Picis Critical Care Manager to increase compliance with regulatory requirements, react quickly to regulatory changes and minimize exposure to liability.

Expedited information transfer between staff.

Generates reports in seconds containing important information collected over the previous 24-hour period, summarized for easy viewing, saving clinicians time and providing an overview of a patient's condition without sorting through large volumes of collected data.

Ability to configure for unique needs of specialty ICUs.

Supports the specific workflow requirements of different ICU environments.

Continuity of care

Provides one contiguous record that spans the ICU, the OR and the post anesthesia care unit (PACU), making the flow of information seamless, and ensuring that a patient's progress is automatically tracked and documented from one high-acuity area to another.

Why Optum Critical Care Manager?

Information at clinicians’ fingertips and at the patient’s bedside. More time for patient care.

This EHR Module has been tested and certified under the InfoGard Certification program and meets the requirements as a Modular EHR system for EHR Certified Technology. These EHR Modules are 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.