The interoperability team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has received the 2009 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS, Lake Almanor, Calif.) award for its efforts to provide comprehensive and seamless electronic records.
One of eight winners recognized for successfully applying information systems to improve patient care and efficiency, the medical center’s first phase of the interoperability initiative went live in February 2008. Utilizing solutions from dbMotion (Pittsburgh) and Initiate Systems (Chicago), the health system provided access to integrated medical records from more than 30 clinical systems to more than 20,000 caregivers, it says. The Initiate Interoperable Health solution and its platform provided clinicians with a single view of critical patient data without replacing existing information system.
UPMC is an $8 billion integrated health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh. The nonprofit health system includes 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major health insurance services division.