Cincinnati, OH, August 04, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- In an effort to minimize issues with healthcare system interoperability, Cembex today announced its plans to sponsor the Mirth Project. Mirth is an open source, cross-platform HL7 interface engine led by Irvine, California based WebReach, Inc. Cembex will provide financial as well as testing and prototyping assistance to the Mirth Project core team as part of their continuing relationship.
HL7 was first approved as an ANSI standard in 1999 and has been adopted in the healthcare arena at a record pace. Compliance, however, varies greatly from implementation to implementation causing difficulty in interoperability among disparate applications. Cembex Care Solutions spent years working with an in-house developed HL7 module which required developer-level modifications each time a new interface was needed. The Mirth Project solved this problem by creating a system capable of mapping any source HL7 field to any destination. “Mirth has allowed us to phase out our proprietary HL7 engine and helped us focus on our product development” said Matthew King, Director of Software Engineering for Cembex. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
About Cembex Care Solutions
Founded in 1998, Cembex provides clinical software for ambulatory care practices to help manage patient care. Specializing in oncology, their flagship product, ChemoSAFE™, is leading the industry in the management of chemotherapy administration.
WebReach delivers health information technology consulting, develops healthcare-focused open source software, hosts high-availability secure applications, and designs user-driven health information solutions. WebReach software is used daily by thousands of health professionals to streamline care management processes and to securely exchange health information.