Connectathon:ICW Master Patient Index passes IHE Conformance Tests

May 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Walldorf, May 18, 2007 – International eHealth specialist InterComponentWare AG (ICW), with its ICW Master Patient Index (MPI), participated in a Connectathon hosted by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative. The results show that the ICW MPI is now IHE-compliant.

IHE has been annually publishing extended frameworks since 1998, which describe how to implement international standards (HL7, DICOM, etc.) using real-case scenarios. Once a year, interested manufacturers can demonstrate the compatibility of their products with the IHE framework at the IHE Connectathon. This year's European IHE Connectathon took place at the eHealth week conference in Berlin, Germany. Approximately 70 manufacturers with over 120 systems tested various IHE procedures.

"We have already subjected our Master Patient Index from the ICW Professional Suite to extensive internal and external tests. Using the results of our participation in the IHE Connectathon, our customers can be sure that our solutions interact perfectly with other manufacturers’ products", says Alexander Ihls, head of the ICW ProfessionalGate product line. "This is an outstanding venue to test the marketability of our products and to demonstrate the networking capabilities of various ICW systems. We will continue to participate in future IHE Connectathons."

Several weeks prior to the IHE Connectathon, ICW tested its MPI at the HP European Performance and Benchmark Center, confirming the MPI’s capability of locating data sets stored within an extremely large database of 100 million patient data with 1,000 simultaneous users in less than one second.

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About InterComponentWare
InterComponentWare AG (ICW) is a leading international eHealth specialist with locations in Germany, the United States, Austria, Switzerland, and Bulgaria. Its solutions for networking the various players in the healthcare system lastingly improve process-oriented communication and data integrity, and therefore also the quality of healthcare. Among other things, ICW develops and distributes software and hardware components for the healthcare IT infrastructure for electronic health cards, the LifeSensor personal health record as well as networking solutions for hospitals and physician offices. As part of the bIT4health consortium, ICW provided important consulting services for the implementation of the electronic health card in Germany, is involved in the Austrian eCard project and has recently won the pilot project for the national health card in Bulgaria.