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Standards and Guidelines
(the enabling of communication across software and hardware
from multiple vendors) in Healthcare Information Systems
is necessary to provide comprehensive and accurate patient
information in an Electronic Health Record. Such interoperability
requires the creation, acceptance and implementation
of clinical data standards which govern the way patient
information is electronically stored and exchanged.
We have incorporated the following popular and necessary
technical standards and guidelines to offer IT products
which are interoperable across enterprises and help
assure quality of patient care.
is a standard for the electronic interchange of
clinical, financial and administrative information
among independent health care oriented computer
systems. We offer products incorporating both HL7
v2.5 and v3.0 RIM, along with other related standards
and guidelines like CDA, RBAC, EHR-S DSTU
Imaging and Communications in Medicine
is the industry standard for transferred of radiologic
images and their medical information exchange between
Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
prescribes security standards to protect confidentiality
and integrity of individually identifiable health
information, past, present or future.
the Healthcare Enterprise
is an initiative promoting and supporting the
integration of systems in the healthcare enterprise.
We incorporate IHE technical frameworks to help
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical
practice by improving the Workflow, Information
Accuracy, Information Availability and enabling
Our e-Health applications make use of both the Telemedicine
technologies in use in most clinical contexts. These
- Store and Forward which
is used for transferring digital images from one
location to another. A digital image is taken using
a digital camera, ('stored') and then sent ('forwarded')
to another location. This is typically used for
non-emergent situations, when a diagnosis or consultation
may be made in the next 24 - 48 hours and sent back.
E.g. Teleradiology, Telepathology.
- Two-way Interactive Television (IATV)
which is used when a 'face-to-face' consultation
is necessary. It is usually between the patient
and their provider in one location and a specialist
in another location. Videoconferencing equipment
at both locations allow a 'real-time' consultation
to take place. All specialties of medicine have
been found to be conducive to this kind of consultation,
including Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation,
Cardiology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology
We have incorporated support for the following coding
systems in addition to other guidelines like CCHIT,
Logical Observations: Identifiers, Names,
is a coding system for the electronic exchange of
laboratory test results and other observations and
facilitate the exchange and pooling of results,
such as blood hemoglobin, serum potassium, or vital
signs, for clinical care, outcomes management, and
Medical Language System Metathesaurus
from National Library of Medicine (NLM) develops
and distributes multi-purpose, electronic “Knowledge
Sources” and associated lexical programs. We use
the UMLS products to enhance our applications in
systems focused on patient data, digital libraries,
Web and bibliographic retrieval, natural language
processing, and decision support.
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms
identifies procedures and possible answers to clinical
questions, such as test results.
Classification of Diseases-9
consists of diagnosis and disease codes commonly
used in billing and claims. Diagnosis codes are
composed of three to five digit identifiers intended
to describe a disease entity with significant precision.
Beyond reimbursement issues, these codes unify the
language of diseases among professionals, government
entities, third party payers, and statisticians.
HCFA Common Procedural Coding System
consists of a series of codes developed by
the federal government and specifically the Center
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, USA (CMS). CMS
uses these codes primarily for Medicare and Medicaid
services in the USA.