27 Feb GE Healthcare solution validated by healthcare IT group
Orlando, Fla. – GE Healthcare has announced that several of its Centricity healthcare IT solutions, including one designed to promote health information exchange services, have passed integration profiles established by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise.
The IHE testing process is a critical step in achieving systems interoperability between healthcare facilities and systems. Many of these profiles established by IHE have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be required for use in federal programs.
In all, GE Healthcare had entered 14 systems at the IHE 2008 North American Connectathon, held Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 in Chicago. More than 70 healthcare IT vendors participated in the program, where 37 different IHE profiles were cross-tested.
Blair Butterfield, general manager of government initiatives for GE Healthcare, said the company is pleased with the test results because it has experienced strong demand from customers, including electronic medical records customers, for a solution that allows them to share clinical information with other clinicians – whether or not they are using GE Centricity products.
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