SOURCE: T- System, Inc.

T- System, Inc.

February 01, 2011 08:35 ET

T-System Emergency Department EHR Meets Highest Standards for Interoperability at IHE North America Connectathon

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and I.T. solutions for emergency medicine, announced that its emergency department information system, T SystemEV®, successfully completed a series of interoperability tests at the recently held 12th annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE ) North America Connectathon in Chicago.

The Connectathon is the healthcare I.T. industry's only large-scale interoperability testing event. The event promotes the adoption of standards-based interoperability by allowing vendors and users of commercially available healthcare software to test their solutions with other systems and compare capabilities -- many of which closely align with criteria for achieving Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHRs). In bringing disparate vendors together, the Connectathon fosters standards compliance for EHR connectivity and interoperable data exchange.

"Our participation and successful completion of the IHE Connectathon underscores our commitment to developing standards-based interoperable solutions," said Mikael Ohman, Chief Operating Officer, T-System, Inc. "Our applications incorporate a number of industry accepted standards for interoperability that allow information to be shared across the continuum of care. Providers using T SystemEV can reconcile, synchronize and exchange critical data with other EHRs without having to implement costly interfaces or altering existing systems."

At the Connectathon, T SystemEV successfully verified 52 instances of tests and met interoperability testing criteria encompassing:

  • Audit trail and node authentication
  • Consistent time
  • Cross-enterprise document media interchange
  • Cross-enterprise document sharing
  • Cross-enterprise sharing of medical summaries
  • Emergency department physician note creation
  • Emergency department referral document consumption
  • Patient identifier cross-referencing lookup for master person index
  • HITSP C32 compliant CCD document creation and consumption

A connected healthcare environment ensures the seamless transmission of critical health data across various care settings. Because hospital departments such as the ED use information in different ways, they often require specialty systems versus an enterprise-wide system to address specific needs. By leveraging the use of standards-based specialty systems such as T SystemEV, clinical information can be shared with other systems and retrieved by clinicians when they need it, resulting in higher quality of care delivered.

Vendors that successfully complete the Connectathon are invited to participate in the Interoperability Showcase™ demonstrations at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) conference held Feb. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla. T-System plans to demonstrate the creation and publication of an emergency department physician note in T SystemEV to a Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)-compliant document repository easily accessible by clinicians using different EHR platforms.

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40% of the nation's emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System's gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit www.tsystem.com.

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