10 May Sun, TeraMedica solution aimed at doctor-patient relationship
Milwaukee, Wis — TeraMedica and Sun Microsystems have joined forces to provide a solution that allows physicians to attach medical images and other clinical digital content to a patient’s existing electronic health record (EHR), and then easily access them from a desktop.
The collaboration involves TeraMedica’s Evercore solution running on the Sun Java(TM) composite application platform. The companies said the solution enables caregivers to securely share patient-centric digital content, including medical images, electronically over a network, theoretically improving patient safety and care, increasing efficiency, and reducing costs.
Wayne Owens, vice president of healthcare integration platforms for Sun Microsystems, said the solution creates a single point of access for all electronic health information – data and images. He said solutions like this, which “use the network as the computer,” provide doctors with more rapid and more complete access to critical information when they need it most.
TeraMedica, headquartered in Milwaukee, develops medical informatics software that collects digital medical images across large healthcare systems and manages them in a single patient snapshot. Both Sun and TeraMedica’s solutions are based on open standards and Java technology, and they are designed to be interoperable with a customer’s existing platform.
Customers currently using or testing the Evercore solution include the Mayo Clinic, ProHealth Care, and the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.