ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing solutions, announced today that it will provide an open source software tool known as Health Information Exchange Open Source (HIEOSTM) making possible secure exchange of health information from multiple and disparate system and data sources.
HIEOSTM is part of Vangent's overall "open architecture" based health information exchange solution offered to federal and state government agencies as well as hospitals and regional health information organizations needing to exchange data across numerous mixed IT environments. This solution will improve quality and efficiency of medical care and reduce operational expenses, using existing systems and minimizing overall investment cost.
"The HIEOSTM solution moves Vangent closer to the Obama Administration's goal of private, secure exchange of health information. Open architecture maximizes the use of existing systems, in contrast to the replacement strategy of proprietary architectures," said Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President for Health Strategy at Vangent.
HIEOSTM has been selected by the Office of the National Coordinator, leading the Federal Health Architecture for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a default XDS.b enterprise service component within the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT Gateway Version 2.2, which was released in late September 2009. This places HIEOSTM firmly in the center of the technical solution for nationwide secure exchange of health information.
HIEOSTM includes an implementation of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) compliant Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b) and Cross Community Access (XCA) profiles. The setup details and specifications can be found at http://kenai.com/projects/hieos/pages/Home.
With the launch of HIEOSTM and its integration into the NHIN Connect Gateway, Vangent has firmly established itself as a premier technology provider in the Health IT arena, serving federal, state, local and private healthcare organizations.
About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process outsourcing services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information, visit www.vangent.com.
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