BRISBANE, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CollabNet (www.collab.net), a global leader for enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM products and services, today announced that its TeamForge ALM solution is being used by the Alembic Foundation in support of Aurion, an open source project that enables the secure exchange of interoperable health information among diverse organizations using a wide variety of technologies. The Alembic Foundation (www.alembicfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization founded by former leaders of the Federal Health Architecture's CONNECT project, is leading the development of open source applications that will expand information sharing capabilities industry-wide to improve the efficiency, openness and public value of the national healthcare system.
"CollabNet is pleased that TeamForge has been chosen by the Alembic Foundation to lead its effort of building a robust open community and development ecosystem around the Aurion healthcare platform," said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO of CollabNet. "TeamForge is used extensively by multiple governmental and commercial organizations in the development of HealthCare IT systems and national standards. It makes perfect sense for the Aurion community to use a platform consistent with many other national health initiatives to build a powerful, open source offering for developing common specifications, standards and governance that enable secure health information exchange."
In late 2008, federal agencies participating in Federal Health Architecture successfully demonstrated the ability to send information to each other as well as to regional hospital networks throughout the country through an initial system called CONNECT. While the CONNECT project was managed and able to take input from a select group of federal agencies, Aurion opens the platform to a broader range of organizations – bringing diverse and unique perspectives into a single line of software with widespread applicability.
"Organizations implementing Aurion as a part of their health information exchange strategy gain the benefits of implementing nationally-recognized standards that enable data exchange with federal agencies as well as with numerous other health IT stakeholders," said David Riley, president of Alembic. "CollabNet has and continues to play an integral role in ensuring our projects are successful and reach as many organizations as possible. We are very grateful for their support and the rich expertise they share in building advanced healthcare IT systems."
Aurion enables health professionals to request, send and receive medical records so critical information can follow patients as they navigate through the healthcare system. CollabNet's TeamForge platform provides an integrated set of development, collaboration and project management tools with a secure, centralized on-demand delivery model to enable true collaborative development in an open, global environment – ideal for supporting a vibrant open source community.
- To learn more about CollabNet's work leading successful healthcare IT projects, download this white paper at (http://www.open.collab.net/media/pdfs/CollabNetWP_Agile%20ALM_HealthcareIT_2010.pdf?_=d).
- For a guided tour of CollabNet TeamForge please visit: (http://www.open.collab.net/products/ctf).
- To learn about Aurion, please visit: (http://development.aurionproject.org/sf/projects/aurion)
About the Aurion Project
Aurion is an open source health information exchange platform that implements the Nationwide Health Information Network standard services and specifications. Aurion is the first project chartered through the Alembic Foundation. It builds upon Aurion's direct ancestor, the multi-award winning CONNECT program built by FHA, to enable the secure exchange of interoperable health information among diverse organizations using a wide variety of technologies.
About the Alembic Foundation
The Alembic Foundation is a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3)) dedicated to promoting transformation through disruptive innovation using open processes in open communities to create open technologies that are contributed to the public commons. It aims to make those technologies readily available for use by any and all who want to improve their lives, creating a better future for themselves and others by becoming first class citizens in a services-driven, networked information economy. For more information, please visit (www.alembicfoundation.org).
CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single workgroups to large enterprises. Its deep open source roots include the creation of Subversion, the industry leading version control system with millions of users. CollabNet helps enterprise customers build and deploy better software through its focus on collaboration, enterprise Agile methods and cloud development and computing. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. Its solutions include TeamForge®, the industry-leading Agile ALM platform for distributed development, ScrumWorks® Pro for Agile project management, Subversion Edge for managed source code management, Codesion™ for cloud-based development and deployment, and a range of Agile-based training, consulting and transformation services. For more information, please visit (www.collab.net).
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