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UMass Memorial Health Care Selects Interoperability Solution From Clinical Architecture for More Meaningful Information Exchange

Written by Charlie Harp

August 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Monday, August 02, 2010

Carmel, IN, August 2, 2010 - Clinical Architecture today announced that UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest healthcare system in Central and Western Massachusetts, has selected Clinical Architecture's SYMEDICAL interoperability solution. UMass Memorial is using SYMEDICAL to re-code patient data from various locations and terminologies into a central data repository using a single terminology set. "Merging patient data from disparate sources is a significant undertaking," said John Poikonen, PharmD, Director of Clinical Informatics at UMass Memorial Medical Center. "Symedical has proven to be a pragmatic and efficient tool that allows us to focus on accuracy."

Providing the highest quality of care requires access to a consistently accurate representation of the patient's clinical context. SYMEDICAL enables clinical applications to maintain the continuity of meaning by sharing patient information as actionable discrete data. "It is no longer enough to offer read only access to medical records stored in various places throughout the healthcare enterprise," said Charlie Harp, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Architecture. "We're pleased to be working with UMass Memorial as they leverage Symedical to deliver a more meaningful and actionable information exchange."

About Clinical Architecture

Clinical Architecture specializes in meeting the integration and interoperability needs of healthcare through niche consulting and application development. The company was formed around the extensive clinical integration experience of its staff and has consistently succeeded in addressing complex problems with effective pragmatic solutions. The company is located just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana. For additional information on Clinical Architecture, contact John Wilkinson at (317) 580-8417 or visit Informative discussions of interoperability topics are available at the company's Healthcare IT Blog.

About UMass Memorial Health Care

UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Visit for additional information. Follow UMass Memorial on Twitter at


John J. Wilkinson
Clinical Architecture, LLC

Phone: (317) 580-8417
Fax: (317) 580-8421

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