23 Feb UW Medical Foundation Integrates Medical Records
Madison Wis – The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation is initiating a program to enable complete integration of the Medical Foundation’s clinical data and to improve the reliability of the organization’s electronic healthcare transactions. The foundation has choosen QDX Platform V Integration Services from Quovadx, Inc., a software and vertical solutions company based in Englewood, Colorado.
The Medical Foundation’s growth has created a need for a reliable solution to help manage data transactions with both its healthcare partners and community clinics for billing transactions among its 950 affiliated physicians.
“As the the breadth and volume of transactions we provide continues to grow, we needed the reliability and support that proven technology could provide,” said Mike Rosencrance, vice president of information services, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. ”
The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation is transitioning from a homegrown system initially developed only to handle billing transactions between the labs and the Medical Foundation’s own billing system to Quovadx software.
The new system will also integrate and ease the maintenance of the organization’s master patient index (MPI). All interfaces including medical records, lab orders, results from outside vendors, and billing records will be accessible through the QUOVADX interface engine. This will reduce the time that had previously been spent entering data into multiple systems.
“The move to QDX Platform V Integration Services was imperative to successfully transitioning the Medical Foundation to our new electronic medical record system,” added Mike Rosencrance. “We anticipate having all our interfaces converted to the QUOVADX solution in the next 12-18 months.”
In addition, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation purchased Test and Development and Hot Stand-By licenses. This additional QUOVADX software will serve to further bolster the strength of the foundation’s primary integration environment by allowing the organization to test and develop applications in a separate environment. The Hot Stand-By license provides for the automatic failover of University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation’s integration engine to a back-up server in the event of an emergency, ensuring system uptime.
“Healthcare providers like the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation are increasingly realizing the benefits of electronic patient indexes and secure, accurate and timely processing of transactions from billing data to patient lab results,” said Debbie Dean, general manager, Provider IT and Financial Applications unit of Quovadx.