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By: Miranda Underwood, WEtech Alliance Communication and PR Intern Local IT service provider Next Dimension and Dr. Ketan Patel have collaborated together to develop a Clinical Decision Support Tool that will assist pain clinics with providing better care to their patients while creating new revenue opportunities for their practice. Dr. Ketan Patel was the physician behind the largest pain practice in Canada, Next Dimension supported his practice’s IT Requirements. Together they were looking for a software solution to better serve his patients and as a result the two partnered together to create Next Healthcare Technologies. Dr. Patel was looking for a way to efficiently collect information required to support his diagnosis and provide doctors with the information they need to accurately track their clients. Their solution was the development of the PainCareOS. Developed for family physicians, the program will allow patients to fill out detailed information about their exact condition, including pain and mood scores. It is designed to provide physicians with a more extensive information and allow the practice to trend the data over time. This information is a critical component in best managing and treating pain patients. The creation of Next Healthcare Technologies marks the expansion of Next Dimension to the United States’ market. “There are 100 million pain patients in the United States,” said Adam Davis, President of Next Dimension. “That is one-third of the population … the opportunity patient wise is beyond the population of Canada.” Next Healthcare Technologies will be launching their custom software suite on April 12th at the HIMMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in Chicago. Three weeks later Dr. Patel will be volunteering his time as a mentor and speaker at Tech Town Detroit for the first cross-border Hacking Health Windsor Detroit May 1-3, 2015 – which is co-organized by WEtech Alliance. Next Healthcare Technologies is a sponsor of the weekend hack-a-thon that will bring together 200 professionals from the health care and IT sectors to dream up, design and build mobile applications for the health care sector. Davis and Patel happily testify to the exciting potential when the worlds of IT and Health come together.