The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is developing personal health record (PHR) technology in collaboration with Google Health (Mountain View, Calif.) as well as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and technology partner dbMotion, both Pittsburgh-based.
UPMC and its partners have developed a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based interoperability platform, developed by dbMotion, a company in which UPMC invested as part of a strategic partnership. This platform shares and organizes patient information in a meaningful way, regardless of the system or format in which the data were originally stored, says the organization.
The organization says it will launch its integration with Google Health this spring, and that the data will be aggregated from throughout UPMC inpatient and ambulatory settings and the sharing ultimately will be bi-directional.
UPMC is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, and is one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. With 50,000 employees, UPMC is western Pennsylvania’s largest employer. It includes 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major health insurance services division, and in collaboration with its academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.