Please Note: All
prices will increase on January 1st 2011 due to the increase in VAT from
17.5% to 20%. Please check prices before ordering any items.
Our meal menu planner is now in Beta test and the final release
should be later in the year.
A very busy year with three new hospitals ordering EDM2000.
It has been a while for update news - this is because we have been very busy
and productive. We now have full version control available for product,
product locations and the full McCance and Widdowson food tables available.
Thus EDM2000 can be used for meal analysis as well as modular feeds and PN.
Updates for this version will be rolled out in April and May 2010.
We also have a new offer for the use of SMS within EDM2000 - please contact
us if you require further information or a quote.
Coming soon will be the diet kitchen module which will assist with meal
production, labeling, analysis and costing. This should be available by
Testing continues with Windows 7 and we hope to announce a major enhancement
to EDM2000 for this year. Keep checking here for further news.
Another busy year draws to a close. We have decided, as have many other
organisations, not to send Christmas cards out. This is a decision based
on environmental and cost basis. I
hope you will accept our heart felt wishes that you have a very good Christmas
and all the very best for the New Year.
In January there will be limited cost increases to ensure we maintain a cost
effective product and service range. All clients will be notified
individually of any changes. We have kept these changes to an absolute
minimum due to the current recession that we are all fighting through.
October & November 2009
Thank for all the interest shown at the recent European Ketogenic Conference.
It was a pleasure to meet so many of you from all parts of the globe. If
you require further details then please contact us!
EDM2000 update released with more label printing functions for individual
This month we will be attending the European Ketogenic Conference in
Harrogate. We look forward to meeting many of the 100+ professional users
of EKM. There are currently over 400 registered users of EKM worldwide.
June, July & August 2009
A great deal of work has been completed to enable full dietary analysis with
comparisons to reference levels for feeds and meals along with fully featured
meal selection and composition screen.
SMS to mobile phone messaging is now available as a optional extra.
Click here for a
detailed PDF document on the subject.
Emergency regime's and feed Extras are now available for each patient along
with emergency regime report. Also patient birth weight is now recorded
for use with Reference values in pre-term babies.
Feed reference values (DRV, RDA's etc) are now integrated into EDM2000.
Standard tables are supplied but the user can add any number of reference values
for different countries and ethnic groups.
The DRV/RDA module is progressing well and should be ready before the 2nd
quarter of this year - UPDATE: This is now undergoing final testing and is due
for release by April. Error checks for incorrect ward and dietitian is now
standard on this months release.
The diet kitchen module is now being tested and final enhancements being
added. Due for release by April.
Happy New Year to all our web readers! Although it will be a
challenging New Year for us all we hope that some of our offers and continued
support will assist you and your department.
New error checks relating to incorrect wards or incorrect dietitians initials
will be available this month. Also colour coding product status in feed
A new module should be available by February that will enable wards and
dietitians to order Special Meals and Snack Packs and for the Diet Kitchen to
process these orders and produce clear and accurate labels for the meals.
Support cover continues over the Christmas and New Year holidays as normal.
Please ensure you add the word 'EDM' into the subject line of your email if you
do email a problem through.
Many minor enhancements added this month based on user requests. If
your hospital has support level Silver and above there program enhancements are
normally at zero cost!
Very busy month - two Ketogenic conferences to attend. One in Holland and one
May we take this opportunity to thank the dedicated people that organised the
Dutch conference. It was very professional done and provided a depth and
detail of information to all those that attended.
Also coming very soon - an update to EKM to permit the 'Drag & Drop' of
products into meals. This release, along with various modifications for
Vista compatibility, should be ready for pre-release at the Birmingham
Conference. If you are not already booked and want some free training then
A new printer is now available from Zebra, the GK420t. This printer is
fully compatible with EDM and offers a 25% increase in printing speed compared
to the original. All new systems ordered in the next three months will be
provided with this up rated unit at no additional cost.
Due to the continued increases in all areas of our costs that are
totally out of our control (and, it appears, anyone else's!) we have to increase
our support costs this month. Letters with full details will be sent to
No major changes this month although some minor changes made following users
It's still not to late to order
EDM2000 if you find you have the budget and need to confirm an order before your
budget deadline. Please call us for a rapid quote and install to enable
you to meet your deadline!
New update to EDM2000 includes facility to set pasteurisation option on a per
patient or per feed basis.
Client/Server of EDM2000 is now released. Please contact your local
support office for a demonstration and pricing.
Another busy year is rapidly coming to a close. Thank you to all of you
who has provided support and ideas. We move forward into a new year with
new challenges and a fresh view.
We have reviewed our costs and are reluctantly forced to make an adjustment
of 5% on our charges due to the every increasing operating costs. This
change will be applicable to any support charge after 1st January 2008.
We will be providing training, advice and information relating to EKM -
Ketogenic Calculator at the KetoPag International Conference. This is to
be held at the 15th and 16th November 2007 at The Effingham Park Hotel,
Copthorne, Nr. Gatwick, West Sussex.
Demonstrations of EDM2000 will also be available after the training sessions
if there are medical professionals that wish to review this modular feed and
milk room management system.
Continuing on from
the work done in June 2006 we are now moving forward with the Donor EBM milk
bank module. This will be made available as either an integrated part of
EDM2000 or as a separate program.
We are working closely with Yorkhill and St George's Hospital milk banks to
ensure this product provides a fully functional tracking, labeling and stock
monitoring system for Milk Banks. The product will be called iDebm.
Fully functioning (but restricted to three patients) demonstration version of
EDM2000 is now available. Please contact us for download details and
EDM2000 has had a significant upgrade this month. The key feature is
the screen cache feature that permits 'instant' access to diet sheets either
directly or via the daily feed list.
Version 2 of EKM is due for release in November. It will be pre-viewed
at the International Ketogenic Conference being held in the UK. More
details will be released closer to that time.
New warning message on selected products on change of amount, percent or
nutrient - provides a further safety feature that ensures users of EDM2000
produce accurate and safe feeds, consistently.
The Client/Server version of EDM2000 continues it's development and testing
path - more news later this year.
Congratulations go to Paul Sacher and his team at the MEND program - they are
beginning to get the
international recognition they deserve. We have worked with Paul and
his team with regard to GI/GL calculation software for dietary analyses over the
The Royal Alexander Children's Hospital is the latest hospital to join the
expanding number of users benefiting from using EDM2000 in their department.
Several new features added include a 'go to last edited diet sheet' and a
powder feed only diet sheet. If you need additional training on these and
other new features then please contact your support engineer when he/she next
The service request and suggestion pages have been removed from the site as
they were being abused by email spam systems. If you need assistance or wish to make
suggestion please email in the normal way.
Development continues in earnest on the Windows Client/Server version of
EDM2000. This is
planned to be fully released by the end of this year.
New phone system: A new call answering system has been
implemented this year. If you call your duty engineer and he/she does not
answer within 20 seconds the call in automatically routed to the office where
your call details are taken and the engineer contacted, if required. We
hope that this will improve further the levels of service we provide to you.
Update to EKM released including a Professional version for Dieticians.
Dieticians will need to
for an additional password to access the updated features of the professional
New Support Voucher Scheme now
available to those hospitals on a very tight budget.
Entry level EDM2000 system now
available for hospitals with a limited budget.
Update to EDM2000 this month includes height and BMI graphs.
New template technology is built into the diet sheets screen. Any feed can now
be stored as an outline template and added to another patients feeds.
Templates can be emailed between hospitals when patients transfer to enable a
copy of the diet sheet/s to be sent to the new hospital. Standard feeds
can be stored as a template and quickly added to a patients diet plan.
Price Increase: We have maintained our support charges the same for this past
year even though energy prices and other costs continue to climb at an alarming
rate. However, it is no longer possible to maintain current prices and we are
forced by the continued increases in power, fuel and other overheads to apply a
modest increase (most of these energy and service costs have increased in double figures and the
London congestion charge has increased by 67% with a doubling of the area
covered in 2007). Our increase will be 9% on top of the current yearly support
rates and will be applicable at your next invoice date. Full details of these
changes are detailed on our web site but the next time your support is due for
renewal the amended charge will apply.
12th Oct. - Annual heath check ratings: It is very
pleasing to see so many of the hospitals that use EDM2000 with such very high
ratings in this years review. Although such reviews are a review of all
departments we like to believe that EDM played it's part in making each hospital
achieve their very high ratings - well done!
New update for EDM2000 this month now includes integrated weight graphs and
multi line blood result graphs.
BREAKING NEWS - The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital has just confirmed its order for a
EDM2000 system. Welcome to the growing group of EDM users throughout
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Split level event logging for system and user level events are now active.
Update available for EDM2000 that now has hyperlinks on the diet sheet for
volume, preparation and feeding summaries. It is also now possible to set
size of feed bottles to provide cross check when specifying for preparation.
Another busy month of adding more features and checks into EDM2000. If
you have any ideas or suggestions for enhancements then please let us know.
Design stage started for full EBM Donor Milk bank functionality for EDM2000 -
more details soon.
New release of EDM2000 issued this month with many minor fixes and some
important processing improvements. We are also testing the use of EDM2000
via Citrix servers and farms. One major UK hospital is now live via a
Citrix farm and experiencing major performance gains.
Yorkhill hospital in Glasgow (Royal
Hospital for Sick Children) is the latest hospital to invest in a EDM2000
system. This site is a clear demonstration of how effectively EDM2000 can
be implemented. The complete system was installed, users trained and
operational within two weeks. This would not of been possible without the
total co-operation of a highly effective dietetics department. Thank you Yorkhill!
EDM2000 on a PDA!!! - yes, proof of concept testing is a success via a Citrix
gateway. Further testing and refinement will be done but this level of
technology will permit dieticians to access and run EDM2000 from a hand held PDA
We are in the final few months of completing a GI/GL (Glycemic Index)
calculator. This is being developed in conjunction with MEND
(www.mendprogramme.org) to facilitate the detail analysis of diets for the
Just right click on any product in a recipe and see all the details in a pop
up window - great for double checking figures or comparing details!
This month sees the release of a major new level of functionality. Now
the individual nutrients within a recipe can be changed - the amount and
percent will be automatically recalculated! Thus, there will be no
limits to how much you can fine tune a feed.
May we sincerely wish you all a Peaceful New Year.
Please ensure your version of EDM2000 is up to date. Many new features
are being added weekly!
New colour coding of print buttons to track status of print with change of
text colour - this feature is only enabled on Windows XP systems.
If you are running a version of EDM2000 that is below version 1.22.12 then
please obtain the latest update - contact your support engineer for details.
We have maintained our support costs the same for over three years now.
However, it is no longer possible to maintain the price freeze and we are forced
by the continued increases in power, fuel and other costs to apply a modest
increase (most of these services have increased in double figures). Our increase
will be 8% on top of the previous yearly support rates. All support costs
have now been updated on this site with the new rates.
All sites are now working with the Windows version of EDM2000. Next
year will see many new features added to this 32 bit platform.
The roll out of EDM2000 is almost completed! Due to
many advanced features being currently designed for the new year release we are
having to stop support for Windows 95 and Windows 98 by 2006. Both these
versions of Windows are at 'end of life' status with Microsoft. To
continue development of EDM2000 to retain support for these old version of
Windows will limit the functionality and power of the final product.
All support costs will be reviewed for January 2006.
This is unavoidable due to the continued rise in operating costs. We hope
to keep these increases in line with inflation.
We will continue to provide support for the DOS version of
EDM up to the end of 2005. In 2006 we will be releasing new advanced
features that will no longer be backward compatible from Windows to the DOS
Upgrades to existing sites from EDM to EDM2000 is going well and we are now
past the half way mark. We hope to have all sites updated by the end of
October. This is a very exiting time for us and our clients as many new
and powerful features will be added once all sites have completed this upgrade
path. All new clients will automatically have the new EDM2000 version
Label and ribbon price review has been completed - please see
Label section for new prices as from 1st October 2005
Price warning update: Due to the
continued increase in petrol and other costs we are now revising all support
costs. We have two options, one is to increase charges to all but this
would not be an effective policy. What we propose to do is the second
option and that is to insist on broadband remote access to client sites to
provide more timely and cost effective support. Those sites that can not
provide or permit such facilities (we can assist with the technicalities and
costs of such a link) will have a 20% increase applied to their support costs.
These new rates will be applicable from 1st September 2005.
We read with interest Sir Liam Donaldson's annual report summary on the BBC
news site relating the Patient Safety. For hospitals that are not
currently using EDM2000 we cannot stress too fully the real safety benefits of
using this program in the production and safe labeling of infant and liquid
feeds. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a detailed on site
We will be demonstrating our EDM2000 and EKM (Ketogenic Calculator) at the
BDA conference in Cardiff on 14th-16th June.
Touch screen option now available for the Windows version!
Click here for further details.
Deferred capital purchase option
now available. Use EDM2000 now and pay later!
Version 1.3 of EKM under final user testing. Full week by week diary
function to log all events, ketones, medication etc and ability to
print/fax/email weekly log sheets. This should help parents and dieticians
work together in fine tuning the diet quickly and effectively.
5th - EKM enhancements: Print products, view 12 products on meal screen plus
a few more features- get the latest download now!
2nd - Important update for EKM to correct a value on
the calculated amount of Kcal per product line - this does not effect the normal
screen calculated values or printed values. This value can only be seen by
scrolling to the right side of the products list. If you are currently
using EKM then please update with this latest release.
(Thank you to Nicole at Great Ormond Street Hospital for spotting this problem)
19th - Minor update release of EKM now available.
Fixes screen update issue when adding new products.
May we wish you all the very best wishes for the New Year. May you have
Peace and Health.
EKM News - now in use in England, Ireland, USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden,
Belgium, Holland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. To all dieticians, thank you for your
interest and please - all feedback is gratefully received and will help shape
the features for version 2. To parents - please let us know if you want
this program, it is available free once we have confirmed your child in on a
medically supervised ketogenic diet.
Network option now available for EKM - please email if you have a need for
EKM is now released and available via this web -
please follow this link for more details!
22/11/2004 - Release 1.1 of EKM is now completing final test and a quote from
one of our testers is 'fantastic!'. Please watch this page for a final
release date. If you wish to be advised of this date then please email us
15/11/2004 - Final release of EKM is nearing completion - please see the EKM
page for more detailed information.
Thank you to all of you that attended the Ketogenic Conference at the ICH in
London today, 8th November. If you collected one of the evaluation CD's
then please note that the unlock password is 'bannana' (yes - spelt exactly as
typed except for the quote marks). If you do not have a setup file dated
9th November or later then click
here for an update to be applied
after installing the setup file. Email us your details to obtain the new
password for this update.
EKM is approaching the final release
date - due on Monday 8th November. Please check back here for more
information and a download link.
EKM Beta - the testers
are hard at work finding any problems to ensure that when fully released there
will a minimum of problems. Please check back here for more details later.
More features for ward ordering of feeds in dedicated module.
Bronze Plus level of support added as an additional support option.
Full meal label functionality now available. Ward ordering and
monitoring of scheduled feeds enhanced.
Enhanced product data permits the storage of standard ward
notes or preparation notes for each product. Thus when a diet sheet is
prepared using one of these products the notes can be automatically added to the
relevant notes section. This save considerable time and improves
accuracy/consistency of instructions.
New enhanced milk room module to permit the viewing of feeds
from any date. Thus the milk room can now produce labels in advance, when
required (increase from the standard day+3 option). The daily list can
also be used to select MEALs and NDS's as well as the default FEED list.
This is selectable via hot-key combination. Thus EDM can now be used for
meal nutrition analysis and production of labels for the diet kitchen (a
critical area if your hospital has patients such as bone marrow transplants and
requires all food prepared cleanly and accurately labeled).
Utility program to import data from The Composition of Foods
data sets into EDM or EKM - thus full food analysis available together with
modular feeds! NB: Separate data license required from HMSO. Please
contact us if you require this feature. This utility will work with DOS
and Windows versions.
We are currently working with the ICH in London on a project for Ketogenic
diets (EKM) - please watch this space for more exciting news on this project.
Pre-term date calculations.
Screen warnings on
individual products (user defined).
Three lines of free text per label.
Title can be
added to label contents to form compound label text.
BMI calculation on screen automatically.
New colour coded system messages to clarify message importance.
Hot key to NDS patient from daily list.
January 2004 - EDM 32 bit now released!
December 2003 - The windows version of EDM is now completed and
undergoing final testing. Please contact us for your chance to book a
demonstration in January. Upgrades will begin later in the first quarter
of 2004 after full on-site tests have been completed.
Pay as you Print option
November 2003 - screen information messages enhanced with
September 2003 - We can now supply bottle labels at
competitive prices - please contact us for a quotation.
September 2003 - Import/Export function to enable electronic
transfer of patient records between hospitals.
August 2003 - Excess liquid warning on screen.
July 2003 - new program memory management for faster loading
January 2003 - addition of DOB on feed labels for additional
The milk room module has been updated in October 2002 to
produce larger and clearer print. An additional function has been added to
facilitate the production of any content in the label with no expiry dates or
times. There is also a function to print labels for freezer feeds.
There should no be a need for any further handwritten labels. If your
hospital is still writing out labels then we would like to hear from you as EDM
can remove this chore and ensure clear accurate labels for all your