PANAMA CITY, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - iSirona, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device connectivity, today announced it passed all interoperability requirements tested at the annual IHE North America Connectathon, held January 28 through February 2 in Chicago. Success at the Connectathon reinforces industry approval of iSirona software and technology; in fact, iSirona solutions will now be featured in the exclusive HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at the organization's annual conference next month.
"iSirona played a major role in two use cases at the Connectathon, notably one use case that involved sending data to an EMR located in Portugal," explains iSirona CEO Dave Dyell. "We are proud of that accomplishment, and we're also pleased that we achieved validation in just two days."
IHE is a global healthcare integration initiative to promote data exchange among physician practices, hospitals and public health institutions. As the healthcare IT industry's largest interoperability testing event, the IHE Connectathon provides healthcare IT companies with a structured environment to test their solutions' ability to communicate with different IHE profiles. At the 2013 Connectathon, approximately 100 participating organizations tested roughly 200 such profiles.
iSirona successfully validated its software-based medical device integration solution, which can be utilized with devices from any manufacturer, as part of the Device Enterprise Communication (DEC) Integration Profile. The IHE DEC Technical Framework defines specific implementations of established standards to achieve integration goals that promote appropriate sharing of medical information to support optimal patient care. Validating conformance with this standard ensures iSirona's DeviceConX software supports the communication of vendor-independent, multi-modality patient care device data to enterprise applications using consistent semantics.
iSirona will demonstrate its IHE-compliant connectivity solution in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference to be held March 4-7 in New Orleans. Visitors will be able to see firsthand how iSirona achieves interoperability with various devices and systems. iSirona also will be showcasing its solution at its company booth #6549.
The success at the Connectathon comes on the heels of a banner year for iSirona. The company has tripled in size and, for the second year in a row, was ranked #1 for medical device integration systems in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Additionally, Inc. Magazine named iSirona as the fifth fastest-growing private company in America in the healthcare category, and the 82nd fastest-growing overall. Most recently, Forbes Magazine named iSirona #29 on its list of America's Most Promising Companies.
Panama City, Florida-based iSirona (www.isirona.com) helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy-to-use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona's software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their CIS, providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information.