SOURCE: Medicity


January 17, 2011 08:32 ET

Medicity to Participate in the IHE North America Connectathon 2011

Medicity Will Perform Interoperability Testing in Multiple Categories Aligned With Meaningful Use

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 17, 2011) - Medicity -- the standard for health information exchange (HIE) solutions nationwide -- today announced its participation in the IHE North America Connectathon 2011 this week at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

The Connectathon brings healthcare IT system developers together to promote compliance with standards, connectivity and interoperability. Leveraging its HIE technology infrastructure, Medicity will demonstrate interoperability in several categories, including provider directories, cross-gateway patient identity management, cross-gateway patient demographics query and document retrieval, notification of document availability, audit record repository and node authentication.

The event is an important part of the IHE standards development process as it engages early adopters of standards, like Medicity, to validate candidate standards against real-world implementation requirements so that final standards reflect actual industry needs.

"We are excited to participate in the IHE North America Connectathon and look forward to engaging with other developers in this large-scale interoperability event," said Ashish Shah, Medicity senior vice president and chief architect. "Our participation in the Connectathon reflects our ongoing commitment to promoting interoperability and innovation and to delivering actionable information to clinicians to improve patient care and health outcomes."

Connectathon participants that are successful in testing interoperability are able to take part in the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase.

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Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 700 hospitals and 250,000 physicians in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to and exchange of health information -- improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally. For more information, please visit or follow us at

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