NASHVILLE, TN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a leading provider of comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions to hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), communities and states, today announced that Tim Dunnington, director of Interoperability Services at ICA, and his team will participate in the 12th Annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon, January 17-21, 2011, Chicago, IL. As the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry’s only large-scale interoperability testing event, the Connectathon provides the opportunity for vendors to pair up in an organized and supervised environment as HIT systems are tested to foster compliance with standards, electronic health record system connectivity and interoperable exchange of patient health.
“The Connectathon is a significant industry event that has helped establish ICA as one of the leading players in the interoperability community,” says Dunnington. “It offers a platform for testing interoperability in a stringent environment and for promoting the adoption of IHE standards-based interoperability systems. The ability to overcome obstacles to sharing and exchanging data is a critical part of overhauling the U.S. healthcare system.”
Many of the tested capabilities at the Connectathon are closely aligned with the criteria for achieving meaningful use of electronic health records recently published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, more than 3,500 tests of IHE Integration Profiles were successfully completed by more 150 HIT systems.
“ICA saw incredible success last year, having registered its CareAlign™ technology for six different document profiles and successfully tested with over 20 vendors,” states Dunnington. “We look forward to testing our Registry technology at the upcoming Connectathon and will highlight its abilities to keep track of patients and the availability of their documents. The Registry is the heart of the XDS system, and tracks all patients in the network – whether it’s one hospital or an entire state. It also monitors all data for a patient from an episode of care by providing a link to the documents for care providers.”
ICA will further demonstrate its advanced interoperability services at the Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS11) Interoperability Showcase (booth #2837), February 21-24, 2011, in Orlando, FL.
About Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was established to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader healthcare market and now delivers a comprehensive HIE solution to hospitals, IDNs, communities and states. Unmatched in its ability to yield cost efficiency, improved patient care, and better outcomes, ICA’s CareAlign solution captures complete data to enhance the decision making process. ICA’s CareAlign™ intelligence engine empowers HIEs to leverage existing core systems to construct a longitudinal patient record. CareAlign™ also features provider/patient portals, secure clinical communication, NHIN compliant interoperability, EHR-lite and population management tools. Visit www.icainformatics.com;follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/icainformatics; and Facebook: www.facebook.com
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