Participating for the second year, Carefx again passes interoperability testing with multiple EHR vendors
CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation, leader of interoperable workflow solutions, announced today its Fusionfx solution will be demonstrated in the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase following its successful interoperability testing at the IHE North American Connectathon and Connectathon Conference 2011, sponsored by IHE USA and IHE Canada, held Jan. 17-21, 2011, in Chicago.
During Carefx's second year of participation in the IHE Connectathon, Fusionfx successfully passed all registered tests. Carefx demonstrated interoperability in more than 60 tests, with incorporation of systems from 28 different solutions vendors during the Connectathon, showing interoperability between multiple EHR (electronic health record) systems. Carefx was able to connect multiple patient registry systems, simulating a consumer facing community HIE system with EHR vendors such as AthenaHealth, NextGen Healthcare and GE Healthcare.
"Carefx is proud that Fusionfx was able to prove its interoperability expertise at the IHE Connectathon for the second consecutive year through the successful connections to disparate EHR related systems from many vendors," said Andrew Hurd, Chairman and CEO of Carefx. "We've been dedicated to and will continue to focus on advancing our standards-based and context-aware interoperability platform to promote meaningful use."
Focused on promoting and supporting the expansion and best use of standards-based interoperable health IT applications, the IHE North American Connectathon and Connectathon Conference 2011 served as the primary testing event for organizations participating in the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase.
"The growing number each year of participating organizations in the IHE North American Connectathon confirms its status as the healthcare industry's largest peer-to-peer testing event," said Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, for HIMSS. "The value for participants comes from gaining a common understanding of how to successfully implement healthcare data exchange standards, thus enabling the interoperability of their EHR systems and medical devices."
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™
Carefx Corporation, a leader in interoperable workflow solutions, will demonstrate its interoperable standards-based technology solutions during the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase, to take place at booth #7343 in Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), collaborate to present the Showcase as part of the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition from Feb. 20-24, 2011.
Carefx will demonstrate its Fusionfx solution suite that provides standards-based, service oriented workflow portals for healthcare. Fusionfx gives caregivers a unified view of relevant patient information by creating composite views of data from multiple sources.
About IHE USA and IHE International
IHE International is a global organization that brings healthcare providers and the HIT industry together to improve interoperability and exchange of health information. With over 370 member organizations representing clinicians, provider organizations, hospitals, medical societies, researchers, standards development organizations, health IT vendors and government agencies, IHE has developed a framework for standards-based interoperability of health IT systems and fostered its adoption worldwide. IHE USA serves as a voice for U.S. health IT stakeholders and a partner in efforts to promote national adoption of a consistent set of information standards to enable more effective use of health information.
IHE Connectathons are the healthcare IT industry's only large-scale interoperability testing events. Connectathons are held annually in Asia, Europe and North America. During a Connectathon, health IT systems exchange information with complementary systems from multiple vendors, performing all of the transactions required for the roles they have selected, called IHE Actors, in support of defined clinical use cases, called IHE Profiles. These Profiles then provide exact definitions of how standards can be implemented to meet specific clinical needs. Source: IHE Web site at http://www.ihe.net/Connectathon/index.cfm
HIMSS is a cause-based; not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.
For more information on HIMSS, contact: Joyce Lofstrom/HIMSS, 312-915-9237
About Carefx Corporation
Carefx supports healthcare organizations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its Fusionfx solution suite. Fusionfx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need – where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Fusionfx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 600 hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America and Europe.
SOURCE Carefx Corporation