Navigation Links
Bergen County (NJ) Early Adopter of Health Monitoring Systems' Mergence(TM) Healthcare Data Integration Engine
Date:1/29/2008

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) (http://www.hsminc.com), a pioneer in developing community health surveillance systems for public health departments and others in the healthcare arena, said today that the Bergen County (NJ) Department of Health Services is now utilizing the company's recently launched Mergence(TM) healthcare data integration engine.

The Mergence open source, HL7-compliant and bi-directional software package serves as a data collection and routing engine, enabling users to more readily manage and integrate clinical data from multiple sources often built on disparate hardware and software systems. Mergence also acts as the collection point for data sent by hundreds of organizations to HMS' datacenter.

By utilizing Mergence, public health authorities can more readily accept multiple data streams from hospitals and other healthcare providers, and then transform and distribute the data as necessary. Healthcare providers, in turn, can streamline and improve their reporting requirements of infectious diseases such as MRSA, and their nosocomial disease control programs, through Mergence.

"Many of the challenges facing healthcare systems reflect the need for better data management. Public health authorities, healthcare providers, testing labs and others require more powerful integration tools to turn data into knowledge and insight about public health and safety," said Kevin J. Hutchison, HMS president and CEO. "Mergence fulfills that need."

Added Somini M. John, MPH, Bergen County Department of Health Services epidemiologist, "We are delighted to be an early adopter of HMS' new Mergence service. We have worked with HMS on other endeavors and are impressed by the company's commitment to advance healthcare information technology to protect and safeguard public health and safety."

With a population of more than 900,000, Bergen County is home to the largest hospital in New Jersey. The county's Department of Health Service is a member of northern New Jersey's Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), a six- county consortium organized to improve early detection of bioterrorism, disease and other public health and safety events.

For more information on Mergence, please visit http://www.hmsinc.com/mergence.

ABOUT HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS

Health Monitoring Systems (http://www.hmsinc.com) is a pioneer in community health surveillance. The company maintains online networks and provides open source software tools to collect and manage data from hospitals and other healthcare providers, and then offers analytics of the aggregated information to detect, pinpoint and understand real-time and emerging health and safety issues. Clients include public health authorities, hospitals and others in the healthcare industry.

Media Contact

John Buckman

Health Monitoring Systems

412.231.2020 x. 109

john.buckman@hmsinc.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Health Monitoring Systems
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Federal Labor Law Violations Provoke Teamster Strike at AmerisourceBergen Northwest Distribution Hub
2. AmerisourceBergen Workers Rally For Better Working Conditions
3. AmerisourceBergen Technology Group Opens New Facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
4. The Willie Gary Law Firm Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Durham County LME, Wake County LME, Five County LME, Mecklenberg County LME and Value Options, Inc. for Negligent and Intentional Misconduct Against Mental Health Agency
5. Cardiac Science Completes Deployment of AEDs With Los Angeles County Fire Department
6. Lake Forest Hospital Proposes a New Health Care System in Lake County
7. Health Department Warns Consumers of Home-Canned Soup Linked to Potter County Restaurant
8. Marin County Scandal and Elder Abuse Horror: Lawsuits Link Death Nurse, Bay Area lawyers, Doctor and Blind Eye by Local, State, and National Public Officials
9. Coshocton County Memorial Hospital RNs to Strike Despite Hospitals Claim of Financial Hardship
10. County-Wide Home Visiting Program Found to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect
11. Canceled: Homecare Rally in Contra Costa County
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... Soquel, California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... If you are thinking of ... you are interested in business architecture, October is the perfect time to visit. , Business ... as an à la carte offering for individuals, as a 4-½ day package for individuals, ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... ingredients for avoiding back injury when either lifting weights for strength training and exercise ... Atlantic Spine Center . , “Body position is everything,” Dr. Chang says. “Improper ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... PM360, the premier information resource for ... winners of its 3rd Annual ELITE Awards. The ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • ... industry today. , Out of more than 500 submissions, 100 winners were selected ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... London, May 23, 2017: Walter Schindler, ... this month as a Guest Speaker and Contributor to a weeklong series of classes, ... Purpose. , Walter Schindler and SAIL Capital have received ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Diagnotes, an Indianapolis-based digital healthcare communication ... its secure clinical communication platform. The platform allows clinicians to easily escalate their ... and urgency of a situation. , “We know from our daily lives ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2017)... Fla. , May 22, 2017  As ... as a whole continue to make the revolutionary ... becomes increasingly important for ensuring positive patient outcomes ... industry stakeholders are shifting focus away from clinical ... and effects of long-term specialty drug therapy utilization ...
(Date:5/12/2017)...  The China and Canada joint tech ... water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful disinfection process. ... washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties or babies, cloth ... ... does not require an external water inlet. ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Radiology has become the number one diagnostic tool ... to the number one ranking as a result.  More ... as the most complete and reliable method for clinical ... pain an MRI may confirm a suspected herniated disc ... entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, patients need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: