Networks broaden access

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At HIMSS, look for a slew of technologies that enable healthcare facilities to share information throughout their organization on both a macro and micro level. Some networking tools are built for the dissemination of things as broad as educational information or basic hospital communications, whereas others assist in smoothing communications between information systems using defined standards. A number of the products being displayed also can provide activity audits to see what information has been send and by whom.

Citrix (Booth #963) is demonstrating its GoToMyPC secure web-based service that provides real-time access to your PC from any web browser or wireless device. With GoToMyPC 6.0, is improving remote access through speed improvements that make working remotely “like being there.” GoToMyPC 6.0 includes new features that grant users immediate access to files, programs, email and network from virtually anywhere. New GoToMyPC 6.0 features include:
  • Remote Sound allows users to hear any sound on a remote computer;
  • Universal Printing from the host PC to any printer wherever you;
  • File Sync synchronize files and folders between your host PC and remote computer during sessions;
  • Quick Connect — connect and reconnect faster;
  • Enhanced Guest Invite now includes more features for collaborating with a second person you invite temporarily to view or share control of your host PC;
  • Improved Universal Viewer includes enhanced features when accessing your PC from any web browser on any operating system, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows CE, Macintosh, Linux, Unix or Solaris.
  • Easier PocketView Wireless Access — includes enhancements for mobile access to your PC from your Pocket PC, Microsoft Windows Mobile or Microsoft Windows CE wireless device.
  • Vista Compatible with the latest operating systems and browsers; and
  • Advanced GoToMyPC Corporate Administration makes it easier for administrators to deploy and manage GoToMyPC Corporate using existing provisioning systems.

Compressus (Booth #7423) is showcasing its Enterprise Systems Integration software solutions for the first time at HIMSS 2007. Their MEDxConnect technology provides seamless connectivity and interoperability between diagnostic acquisition devices such as PACS, HIS, RIS, and their related information systems.  Key components of the MEDxConnect Enterprise Integration system include:  the Medical Message Mediator (M3), the Systems Management Dashboard and the Virtual Worklist. 

The centerpiece of the MEDxConnect technology is the Medical Message Mediator (M3). Supporting HL7, DICOM, and other standard messages, the M3 uses the communications protocols and semantics of each participating information system to control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems. 

The M3 maps the data elements and bridges isolated islands of data and mediates interoperability between the different applications, creating a virtual integrated information system that adheres to the IHE technical framework. This information can then be reliably used to manage pre-fetching rules, study distribution, and report creation and delivery. The M3 uses DICOM, HL7, XML, SSL, TLS and other standards to ensure HIPAA compliance in both procedural and security areas.

The Compressus MEDxConnect Systems Management Dashboard (SMD) provides an overview of information to aid the monitoring of enterprise activities to ensure smooth and efficient workflow. The system uses a variety of numeric and graphic tools to display workflow operations to enable users to quickly find and correct inefficiencies.

The SMD display quickly pinpoints enterprise bottlenecks by visually indicating the services which are outside the customer specified boundaries. The information format is easily assimilated and understood by the customer which allows for a quick proactive correction of issues before they become a crisis.

GetWellNetwork (Booth #2163) is announcing and demonstrating its newest PatientLife ConsoleT. This next generation of its primary in-room hardware device (formerly referred to as a set-top box) is deployed by hospitals to run the company’s software, PatientLife SystemT.  The PatientLife System serves as the critical link between existing health information systems and patients at the point-of-care by bringing education, information,