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October 11, 2012 – Recent CORI Publications

Lebwohl B, Tennyson CA, Holub JL, Lieberman DA, Neugut AI, Green PH. Sex and racial disparities in duodenal biopsy to evaluate for celiac disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Oct;76(4):779-85. Epub 2012 Jun 23. (PMID: 22732871) Abstract

October 9, 2012 – CORI Website Updated

CORI's public website has been updated to a new look and feel.

June 4, 2012 – Recent CORI Publications

Williams JE, Holub JL, Faigel DO. Polypectomy rate is a valid quality measure for colonoscopy: results from a national endoscopy database. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Mar;75(3): 576-82. (PMID: 22341104) Abstract

May 16, 2012 – CORI Investigators at DDW

This year's Digestive Disease Week conference in San Diego, CA, will include several presentations from CORI investigators. You can view the schedule here.

January 19, 2012 – CORI's Quarterly Newsletter

Get more information about the latest projects at the Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative, including a web tutorial for the Excellence Reports. View the newsletter.


November 28, 2011 – CORI update Wednesday night (11/30)

CORI will release an update for the CORI v4 application Wednesday night (11/30). Please close all CORI v4 windows at the end of the work day on Wednesday to ensure a smooth update.

Major Features Included

  • Polyp & Polyp Cluster detail screens have been changed to ensure data quality. When documenting a polyp or polyp cluster you must now document the biopsy (Diagnostics) fields in a specific order.
  • Links to the postprocedure module and report are now available on the Patient's page.
  • An online training program is now available from the Home page for the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS), a standardized bowel prep rating system. CME credit will be provided upon completion.
  • History and Physical History reports are now printable separate from the procedure. This option is located under the Print menu. These reports do not require an electronic signature.

October 12, 2011 – CORI update Thursday night (10/13)

CORI will release an update for the CORI v4 application Thursday night (10/13). Please close CORI v4 windows at the end of the work day on Thursday to ensure a smooth update.

Major Features Included

  • It is now easier to document dual Colonoscopy and EGD adult procedures. The entire History, Physical Exam, Liver Disease sections as well as limited fields from Indications and Preprocedure can be imported between dual Colonoscopy and EGD procedures. An "Import" button will appear when import is possible.
  • The Pathology filter in the search area of the Procedures Page has been improved. The filter options are now "All", "Pending", "Entered", and "None sent."
Other issues addressed
  • Appointment duration is now calculating correctly.
  • Procedures are sorted by time in the search area of the Procedures Page.
  • Able to create new staff members with no prior results.
  • Patient's payor field now editable.
  • Cesarean Section is now displaying correcting in the Surgical History area of the History section.

September 30, 2011 – Recent CORI Publication

Lowenfels AB, Williams JL, Holub JL, Maisonneuve P, Lieberman DA. Determinants of polyp size in patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2011, 11:101. Epub 2011 Sep 24. Abstract

September 27, 2011 – CORI update Tuesday night (9/27)

CORI will release an update for the CORI v4 application Tuesday night (9/27). Please close CORI v4 windows at the end of the work day on Tuesday to ensure a smooth update. Note that update for some sites will be delayed pending approval from their information technology group.

Major Features Included

  • Excellence Reports is now available! You can access your reports from the Home Page.
  • Procedures Page has been updated. This allows for better searching. Also, an Activity Log has been added so you can see the history of a procedure.
  • Postprocedure module has been added to the Procedures Page. This provides one location for entering all things related to follow-up. This is currently in read-only mode while CORI contacts every center and provides training.

Minor Features Included

  • Relabeled "retroflexion performed" to "rectal retroflexion performed" in colonoscopy.
  • Added cesarean section to surgical history.
  • Added failure to thrive as indication to EGD pediatric module.
  • Added 15 and 45 minutes to appointment duration in scheduler.
  • Glycopyrrolate has been added to the list of sedation medications.
  • Boston Bowel Prep has been further clarified, and the rank of "N/A" has been added. Also, as score or N/A must be provided for each bowel section.
  • Added Fowler's position to upper endoscopy list of patient positions.
  • Clear button on Patients page clears all fields and results.
  • Query Reports have been improved.

July 8, 2011 – Recent CORI Publications

Diamond SJ, Enestvedt BK, Jiang Z, Holub JL, Gupta M, Lieberman DA, Eisen GM. Adenoma detection rate increases with each decade of life after 50 years of age. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jul;74(1):135-40. Epub 2011 May 25. (PMID: 21612774) Abstract

Krishnamurthy C, Hilden K, Peterson KA, Mattek N, Adler DG, Fang JC Endoscopic findings in patients presenting with dysphagia: Analysis of a national endoscopy database Dysphagia 2011 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract

May 23, 2011 – Recent CORI Publications

Diggs NG, Holub JL, Lieberman DA, Eisen GM, Strate LL. Factors that contribute to blood loss in patients with colonic angiodysplasia from a population-based study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011 May;9(5):415-20. Epub 2011 Feb 12. Abstract

Logan JR, Holub JL, Peters D, Brandstater A. Improving quality cancer screening: the excellence report for colonoscopy. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13:2010;462-6. (PMID: 21347021) Abstract

May 6, 2011 – CORI Investigators at DDW

This year's Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago, IL, will include several presentations from CORI investigators. You can view the schedule pdfhere.

May 4, 2011 – Recent CORI Publications

Enestvedt BK, Williams JL, Sonnenberg A. Epidemiology and practice patterns of achalasia in a large multi-centre database. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Jun;33(11):1209-14. Epub 2011 Apr 11.Abstract

Thukkani N, Williams JL, Sonnenberg A. Epidemiologic characteristics of patients with inflammatory bowel disease undergoing colonoscopy. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract

March 23, 2011 – CORI version Released

You can now document bronchoscopies in CORI v4. If you wish to utilize this procedure module please contact CORI at (888) 786-2674. A CORI Site Liaison will help setup and schedule training.

February 22, 2011 – CORI version Released

Here are some of the features included in this update:

  • Clock times have been added to the various procedure modules. You can enter the time of day for scope insertion and etc. and CORI will calculate the procedure durations. Clock times will not print on the report but the duration will continue to print as always. To have CORI calculate the duration for you, click on the clock icon next on the Procedure page.
  • Added "Retrograde Deep Endoscopy (Ileoscopy)" as procedure performed in colonoscopy module. We are preparing CORI v4 to better document ileoscopy. You will see more ileoscopy additions in the near future.
  • Obesity can now be documented in the medical history.
  • We have removed the ASA classification requirement from the Motility study module. We are working to improve the required fields for both motility studies and non-endoscopic procedures.
  • PEDIATRICS ONLY: When documenting a most findings, CORI v4 will now require "Sent to pathology?" to be answered. This only affects Colonoscopy, EGD or Flexible sigmoidoscopy when using the pediatrics modules.
  • PEDIATRICS ONLY: The Bronchoscopy documentation module is now available. We will soon also have an adult version so please let your pulmonologists know!

January 26, 2011 – Recent CORI Publications

Iles-Shih L, Collins JF, Holub JL, Lieberman DA. Prevalence of significant neoplasia in FOBT-positive patients on warfarin compared with those not on warfarin. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep;105(9):2030-4; quiz 1962, 2035. Epub 2010 Aug 3. Abstract

Gerson LB, Michaels L, Ullah N, Gage B, Williams L. Adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy in the periendoscopic period. Gastrointest Enodsc. 2010 Jun;71(7):1211-1217. Abstract

January 18, 2011 – CORI version Released

  • Patient zip code is already required when signing procedures but it will now be required when creating or editing patients.
  • Multiple findings documentation has been added to the EGD module. You can now easily document multiple findings of AVMs, Polyps and Ulcers.
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March 18, 2010 – CORI version Released

  • Enhancements to grids like staff personal and sedation medication to improve functionality and increase reliability such as sorting of dosages in list.
  • There is now a Use Defaults for letters/instructions.
  • All dropdown menus automatically resize width and height so you can see all choice at once without scrolling.
  • You can now list all providers being copied at the bottom of the procedure note. There is a check box that is defaultable on the letters/instructions screen.
  • We have added the ability to have header and footers for both referral letter and patient handout. They can be the same or different than procedure report. If you want to modify the referral letter or patient handout to include company logo please contact your primary CORI site liaison, be sure to have the sample already in digital format.

March 2, 2010 – CORI version Released

Modified application to better document patients under 4 months old also improved documentation of diagnosis for ERCP findings.

February 18, 2010 – CORI version Released

We have improved the Motility and ERCP procedure modules. Here are some other improvements we have made:

  • Added several instruments and wire types to ERCP, if you need others added let us know.
  • Increased the size of text boxes for post exam instructions for better documentation; you don't just have to use hours or days anymore.
  • Updated several items in ERCP including units used to better reflect the correct units.
  • Can now type a decimal in more places for Motility and ERCP, if we missed one let us know.

February 5, 2010 – CORI version Released

Improved performance when importing images. Here are some other changes we have made:

  • Updated several fields in different modules to accept decimals instead of only allowing whole numbers.
  • Now able to attach images to several ERCP findings: parasites, prior surgery, stricture/stenosis, stones, tumor, leak/extravasation, sclerosing cholangitis.
  • Reworked the Lithotripsy therapy screen in ERCP.
  • Added patient's DOB as a dynamic field for patient handout, please speak with your CORI admin to update your patient handout.
  • NP has been added as a clinical degree to both staff and providers screen.

January 28, 2010 – CORI version Released

This release has improved the ease to enter pathology, no longer is a pathology id required unless you have multiple specimens from the same finding. We have made other minor improvements in addition to the following:

  • Updated the History screen so you can better document anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant or anti-platelet prior to procedure.
  • Added the ability to make estimates for history of adenompatous polyps or colorectal cancer in the colonoscopy indications screen.
  • On the referral letter, it will print the providers full name plus credentials instead of their first and last.
  • Added the sedation medication nalbuphine with the default doses 10 mg and 20 mg. To modify the name or default dosage list please speak to your system administrator.
  • Postprocedure now has postprocedure notes where you can enter general postprocedure information. This will print under the postprocedure section of the report.

January 8, 2010 – CORI version Released

CORI is once again requiring withdrawal time for colonoscopies, only if the cecum is reached. This is very important data used for research and quality measures. Here is a list of other features in this update:

  • Reason for incomplete procedure is now required
  • Gram (g) has been added as a medication unit
  • Moxifloxacin has been added to the list of antibiotics
  • Lithotripsy can now be documented as an ERCP therapy
  • Updated events screen to better document hypoxia and bleeding


December 30, 2009 – CORI version Released

Don't see a medication dosage on the list? Just type it in! You can now type in custom dosages for any medication or select it from the list. We also added the following features:

  • Added "No further examinations recommended" as a recommended screening or surveillance interval.
  • Record distance from anal verge for the following colon findings: polyp, tumor.
  • Reassessment performed checkbox, found in the preprocedure screen.
  • Retroflexion performed checkbox, found in the procedure screen for appropriate procedure types.
  • Added Biliary / Pancreatic Manometry as a ERCP finding.

December 3, 2009 – CORI version Released

You can now document the following procedures in the motility module: Ambulatory pH test, Esophageal and Anorectal manometry. CORI now requires that a procedure type be selected to ensure better documentation.

November 19, 2009 – CORI version Released

Minor bug fixes and post procedure comments have been added for better documentation.

November 6, 2009 – CORI version Released

Mostly a maintenance release with improvements to CORI's EMR/EHR interfaces and other minor changes. The following queries have been added to the list group: Overdue pathology 1, Pathology Findings and Postprocedure Events.

October 27, 2009 – CORI version Released

You can now record the following procedures in the Non-Endoscopic module: dilation, liver biopsy, paracentesis, and/or tube manipulations.

October 14, 2009 – CORI version Released

Several improvements have been made to the CORI software.

  • Race & ethnicity can now be documented in CORI after the procedure note is completed. If needed, you will be prompted for this information when you sign the procedure.
  • You can now include the following items from the Assessment/Plan screen in the patient handout: recommended next screening, medication plan, scheduling and other plan. Please contact CORI technical support if you need assistance.
  • Capnography can now be documented in Preprocedure screen; this is also a default-enabled field.
  • Several improvements to the HL7 interfaces improving usability.

September 16, 2009 – Request Additional Medications

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September 16, 2009 – CORI Version Released

  • PEG or PEJ tube placement can now be recorded in CORI v4. You can open the form from the Findings screen by clicking on the appropriate site and choosing "Tube Placement" from the Findings list.
  • More pertinent negatives can now be documented easily on the Findings screen.

September 9, 2009 – CORI Version Released

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) procedures can now be recorded in CORI v4!
In addition to this new procedure module, this version includes:

  • Nausea/vomiting is now an indication for an EGD.
  • Comments fields in the Preprocedure & Procedure screens can now be part of your active defaults.
  • Procedures that could not be completed no longer require you to document a finding.

August 21, 2009 – Medications Added

Ketamine has been added to the sedation medication list and misoprostol has been added to the new medications list. Your administrator can modify the dosage list if required.

August 9, 2009 – CORI Version Released

Several improvements have been made to the CORI software. An improvement you will notice is the procedure codes have been updated to allow for any codes to be used and not just numbers; procedure codes for high and low risk screening colonoscopy have been corrected to G0105 & G0121. The majority of the improvements are things you don't see but will minimize the amount of disruption you encounter while using CORI including the ability to reconnect to the server after a problem has occurred.

July 23, 2009 – Medication Added

Levofloxacin has been added as a new medication under preprocedure antibiotic. Your administrator can modify the dosage list if required.

July 9, 2009 – Medication Added

Dexlansoprazole has been added as a new medication under PPI drug type. Your administrator can modify the dosage list if required.

July 2, 2009 – CORI Version Released

Several Improvements have been made to the CORI reporting software:

  • Click on the Queries button to see the new queries interface. Now you have more options for querying your data. We are also working on other reports for you so that you can better answer questions about your practice.
  • Procedure reports can customized more than before. If you notice a problem with your current reports or wish to have your reports reformatted please contact CORI technical support at (888) 786–2674.
  • Several improvements in the content have been made, including a way to document "Time-out performed" on the Preprocedure screen, supplemental oxygen details on the Unplanned Events screen, and additional scheduling options are available on the Assessment/Plan screen.

June 3, 2009 – CORI Version Released

CORI reports are now more compact! Any reports signed starting today will use this new layout designed to fit more on the page. If your report has extra space at the bottom of each page, a CORI Site Liaison will be in contact to correct this by the end of the week.

May 28, 2009 – Medication Added

Sucralfate has been added as a new medication under other GI medications. Your administrator can modify the dosage list if required.

May 27, 2009 – CORI Investigators at DDW

This year's Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago, IL, will include several presentations from CORI investigators. You can view the schedule pdfhere.

May 21, 2009 – CORI Version Released

Several exciting features have been added including:

  • Announcements have been added to the home screen. This allows us to tell you about updates and also about our research and publications.
  • You can now specify defaults on the Preprocedure and Procedure documentation pages. These defaults are specific for each endoscopist. Here's what you do: In the first procedure that you document, put in the information on each page that is standard for you. Then click the "Save as default" button at the bottom right of each page. In your subsequent procedures, just click on the "Use defaults" button at the top to fill those fields with your default information. Be sure to edit any fields that are not correct. Note that not all fields on each page can have defaults, including none of the required fields. If you like this feature and want other fields included, please let us know.
  • Morphine has been added as a sedation medication. Your administrator can modify the dosage list if required.

April 23, 2009 – CORI Version Released

  • Document your laryngeal exams now as a finding in EGD reports
  • You can now document the quality of bowel preps using the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS)
  • New sedation medications have been added
  • BMI is automatically recalculated if you switch the units between English and Metric
  • Was the list of procedure personnel roles too long? Not anymore.
  • Easily record your preprocedure rectal examinations on the Physical Exam page
  • History of breast or ovarian cancer has been added to the Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoisdoscopy
  • Indications pages to help you better document your patient's screening risk

March 30, 2009 – Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) module will be coming soon to CORI.

March 27, 2009 – CORI Version Released

The following improvements and bug fixes have been included in this release:

  • Continued improvements to the procedure report.
  • Added diagnosis codes (ICD9)
  • Enforce password expiration
  • Improved logic for handling cleared controls

February 25, 2009 – CORI Version Released

The following improvements and bug fixes have been included in this release:

  • Reassigning a procedure report to a different patient is now easier, thanks to improvements in the search functions.
  • On the Data screen, when running QA reports for a specific physician, the list of available endoscopists is now sorted alphabetically.
  • A bug has been resolved which prevented ERCP findings from printing on procedure reports.
  • Improvements have been made to the Instruments form in the Admin section

February 06, 2009 – CORI Version Released

CAPSULE Endoscopies can now be recorded in CORIv4! In addition to this new procedure module, this version includes:

  • "Remodeling" of some finding detail forms to make them more visually consistent
  • File time is now displayed for images imported from disk
  • We have also begun a review of the security permissions to insure they meet business needs and are appropriately enforced. Some improvements have already been made and are available in this release.

February 05, 2009 – Research Information Updated

Information under research has been updated to include updated information about recent studies and other general information about research at CORI.


December 16, 2008 – Flash Demo

A Flash Demonstration is now available to see the CORI software in action. To view the demo you can click on the flash demo link found under Quick Links or under Software.

December 10, 2008 – Limited Support Notice

CORI is committed to offering support to our users to ensure reliability of our software and help with any problems technical or not. Because of the holiday schedule our office will be closed the following days:

  • December 25, 2008
  • December 26, 2008
  • January 1, 2008
  • January 2, 2008

December 2, 2008 – Website Updated

Improvement in web site navigation and content updated.

December 1, 2008 – CORI Version Released

Various Bug fixes applied and improved software reliability. Also added the ability for users to print out chart labels.

September 11, 2008 – CORI Version Released

Active defaults have been upgraded to allow for multiple line entries with one button click. Sites that use a combination of sedation medications for their procedures will be able to add that to a report with a single button click.

If a staff endoscopist creates a new procedure report they will automatically be entered into the procedure personnel grid and listed as the responsible endoscopist. A nice time savings in most cases and always editable if not true for that procedure.

August 20, 2008 – CORI Version Released

Improved automatic importing of current physical exam information into new procedure reports.

Post-procedure patient instructions, such as time to avoid alcohol or resume medications, can now have the time entered as either hours or days. Improved standardization of all surgical history screens.

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