SOURCE: T-System, Inc.

T-System, Inc.

January 25, 2012 08:35 ET

T SystemEV Meets Highest Interoperability Standards at IHE North America Connectathon

T-System's Emergency Department EHR Passed All Interoperability Tests Encompassing IT Infrastructure and Patient Care Coordination

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - T-System, Inc. today announced that its emergency department information system (EDIS), The T SystemEV®, successfully verified 36 instances of tests at the 13th annual North America Connectathon in Chicago. Hosted by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the Connecathon is the IT industry's only large-scale interoperability testing event. T-System was one of the few best-of-breed EDIS vendors that participated.

The Connectathon 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. These capabilities will also support coordinated care and information visibility across an Accountable Care Organization, an emerging trend for healthcare. For the second year, T SystemEV has proven to be an interoperable solution that is compliant with both Health Level 7 and IHE standards.

"Meaningful Use and ACO initiatives have made it more important than ever to create a connected healthcare environment that allows for the seamless transmission of health data across various care settings," said Bill Hall, T-System vice president of solution development. "T-System's successful demonstration of interoperability indicates our unwavering commitment to support this exchange of data in a way that does not require facilities to make productivity or quality sacrifices when selecting a system to support the ED."

T-System completed tests for the IHE IT Infrastructure and Patient Care Coordination domains. Within those domains, T SystemEV supported the profiles below:

  • Audit Trail and Node Authentication
  • Consistent Time
  • ED physician note creation
  • ED physician note consumption
  • ED referral consumption
  • ED nursing notes consumption
  • Patient identifier cross-referencing lookup for master person index
  • Triage notes consumption
  • Cross-enterprise document sharing
  • Cross-enterprise sharing of medical summaries

Vendors that successfully complete the Connecathon 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 Las Vegas. T-System will demonstrate how an ED might contribute information that would enable a smoother transition of care. During this use case, T SystemEV will interoperate with other systems, including an outpatient and inpatient EHR and health information exchange, starting with properly identifying the patient, retrieving a referral document, and creating a summary of the ED visit to be consumed by physicians outside of the ED.

Read T-System's IHE Integration Statement

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent 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 Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

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