BridgeHead XDS-I.b Technology Passes Testing at 2013 IHE Connectathon
WOBURN, MA, Feb 27, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
BridgeHead Software announced today it has successfully completed
the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2013, held in Chicago,
Illinois. The Connectathon is an annual event that demonstrates the
benefits of interoperability, where health information systems (HIS)
work together to share information across organizational boundaries.
The testing showcased the abilities of BridgeHead's Vendor Neutral
Archive (VNA) DICOMStore(TM) to successfully integrate with other
leading healthcare information systems, and the solution now
qualifies as a full XDS-I.b Imaging Document Source.
The 14th annual IHE NA Connectathon drew hundreds of the industry's
top engineers with 8 IHE domains tested on over 160 systems. New
features included testing of HL7's Consolidated Clinical Document
Architecture(R) (C-CDA) and a new qualification in standards and
certification criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in the U.S.
"Healthcare IT integration companies such as BridgeHead Software help
make the Connectathon a success," said Joyce Sensmeier, president of
IHE USA. "This year, 500 systems engineers from 101 companies engaged
in testing at the event. Collectively, we are driving the industry
forward and improving quality care with interoperable systems."
BridgeHead's DICOMStore(TM) Imaging Document Source was tested for
its capacity to readily share and exchange image files with other
vendors' repositories. By testing both its understanding of IHE
frameworks and implementation methods, BridgeHead proved
DICOMStore(TM) could seamlessly interface with different XDS
repositories, ensuring enterprise-wide interoperability across a
hospital's IT environment.
BridgeHead's DICOMStore(TM) is part of its Healthcare Data Management
(HDM) Solution. HDM is designed to enable healthcare facilities
worldwide to store, protect and share both clinical and
administrative information across the entire hospital, along with the
capabilities necessary to tame the continuing growth and complexity
of data. It is also the only software that combines protection
together with DICOM and non-DICOM archiving, ensuring image
availability for healthcare professionals.
"At BridgeHead, we recognize that interoperability is critical for
any hospital system looking to ensure the accessibility of patient
information is preserved. It is also essential for giving our
customers the utmost confidence in the BridgeHead solution's ability
to evolve in today's rapidly changing healthcare landscape," said
Jamie Clifton, director of product management at BridgeHead. "By
participating in the NA Connectathon2013, we have once again
exhibited how readily the BridgeHead HDM Solution can interface with
a variety of health information systems."
In 2012, BridgeHead's XDS.b Repository and ancillary systems were
tested at the IHE European Connectathon alongside 24 other healthcare
IT systems to demonstrate enterprise-wide healthcare collaboration
potential and achieved similar success.
INFORMATION FOR MEDIA ATTENDING HIMSS13
BridgeHead Software is
exhibiting at the HIMSS13 Conference in booth 1769, taking place from
March 3rd through March 7th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
in New Orleans, LA. Visit our HIMSS13 Knowledge Center site to get
the latest information on how to bridge the gap between what
clinicians want and what health IT professionals need for hospital
About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years' experience in data and
storage management, and 12 years in healthcare, BridgeHead Software
is trusted by over 1,200 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead
Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming
from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while
delivering peace of mind around how to STORE, PROTECT and SHARE
clinical and administrative information.
BridgeHead's Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solutions are designed
to work with any hospital's chosen applications and storage hardware,
regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and
control over the way data is managed, now and in the future. For more
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