CLEVELAND, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The healthcare industry has been buzzing about how it can best manage patient information electronically. It's quickly become clear that the bigger picture here is system interoperability – how healthcare IT systems interact and share that patient information. As a result, healthcare organizations are learning that having one enterprise content management (ECM) solution to centralize content across departments – and easily talk to other systems – is a foundational component for interoperability. Proving that it qualifies to meet these needs, Hyland Software's OnBase solution successfully participated in the recent Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon.
"In the healthcare market, the hot topic has been how patient data from an electronic medical record (EMR) can be integrated with the content that it can't accommodate – physician notes, EKGs, etc.," said Susan deCathelineau, healthcare solutions manager for Hyland Software. "But that's just the first step to creating a complete, longitudinal patient record. The next step is system interoperability.
"Our conversations with healthcare organizations have indicated that this next phase isn't far away. Sooner than later, they will want an ECM solution that's interoperable with any number of healthcare solutions. And, rightfully so – having interoperable systems is vital to providing the best patient care. As a result, it's something that all healthcare organizations should expect from their ECM solution."
With the goal of achieving optimal patient care, IHE is an initiative that strives to improve how systems in a healthcare organization share information. According to IHE, systems developed in accordance with their standards communicate with other systems better, are easier to implement and enable providers to use information more effectively.
As an ECM software solution, OnBase tested successfully for the IHE profiles called Document Repository, Document Source and Secure Application. These designations mean that OnBase can:
Share content from and with any number of systems
Receive content from other IHE-compliant systems
Reliably work with other systems compliant to the framework
Make content available when authorized
OnBase has been compliant with these IHE profiles in 2009, 2010 and now, 2011. Being compliant qualifies OnBase to participate in the upcoming Interoperability Showcase, held during HIMSS 2011. At last year's HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, more than 2,000 pieces of clinical content from more than 90 vendors was effectively stored and accessed through OnBase.
One of the world's largest independent ECM software vendors, Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document and process management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. Available on-premises or as software as a service (SaaS), OnBase installs quickly, cost effectively and is designed to grow with organizations.
Today, people at more than 9,700 organizations, including integrated delivery networks, home healthcare providers and community hospitals have the time to do the things that really add value thanks to OnBase. Specifically, they're able to better manage content across the healthcare organization – from patient registration to health information management to accounts payable – helping the organization operate more effectively and at the same time, improve patient care. For helping its customers succeed in these areas and others in its 20 year history, Hyland Software is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2010. For more about how document management software is helping organizations to solve their operational problems, go to http://blog.hyland.com.
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