PatientKeeper Receives IHE Certification for Standards-Based Interoperability at 2011 North American Connectathon
Industry forum showcases PatientKeeper’s technical capabilities for community-based health information exchange
BOSTON – Feb. 3, 2011 – PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician health information systems (HIS), successfully demonstrated standards-based interoperability at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) 2011 North America Connectathon in Chicago from Jan. 17-20.
PatientKeeper received certification in seven IHE categories, marking the second consecutive year PatientKeeper has passed IHE-sanctioned tests that document its strengths as a platform for community-based health information exchange (HIE).
The Connectathon is the healthcare IT industry’s largest interoperability testing event, and a prerequisite for participation in the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS annual conference. This year’s event included about 180 vendor systems in scenario-based tests that validate information exchange among disparate systems.
“This is an important demonstration of our deep capabilities as a platform for HIE,” said PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient. “We not only have the capabilities to create point-to-point connections with a community but we also leverage standardized HIE infrastructure as it becomes available. PatientKeeper is working with many of our clients to be a local hub for community-based healthcare information and the singular gateway to state or regionwide health information exchanges.”
The IHE event monitored, reviewed and verified PatientKeeper’s ability to support IHE and HITSP standards for Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA); Consistent Time (CT); Patient Demographic Query (PDQ); Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b); Content Consumer (XDS); Content Creator (XDS); and Device Observation Consumer.
Brient noted that Connectathon serves as a valuable test environment for validating PatientKeeper’s approach to meeting its clients’ interoperability needs. “IHE certification is significant and gives PatientKeeper a level of credibility among health systems and other medical facilities,” said Brient. “Our expertise in connecting many systems underscores PatientKeeper’s ability to provide a unified view of patient health information across a community of care.”
As a result of attaining IHE certification at Connectathon, PatientKeeper will be participating in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Interoperability Showcase (Hall E, booth #7343) as part of the HIMSS11 annual conference, being held in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 20-23.
PatientKeeper’s EHR optimization software solutions streamline clinician workflow, improve care team collaboration, and fill functional gaps in existing hospital EHR systems. With PatientKeeper as the “system of engagement” complementing the EHR, clinicians can easily access and act on all their patient information from PCs, smartphones and tablets. PatientKeeper has more than 70,000 active users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.