GE Healthcare IT has announced that many of its Centricity solutions, including Centricity health information exchange (HIE) services, have passed integration profiles established by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).
The IHE testing process is a step in achieving systems interoperability to enhance the quality of patient care. Many of the profiles also were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and will be required for use in Federal programs, and by contractors under those programs.
GE entered 14 systems at the IHE 2008 North American Connectathon, held Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, in Chicago. More than 37 different IHE profiles were cross-tested, in six key areas (domains), with 70 other HIT vendors.
The company said it completed and passed testing of profiles relevant to its Centricity HIE Services solution, which implements Cross-Domain Document Sharing (XDS) profiles as key components of its architecture.