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SunTech Medical Passes Testing at 2013 IHE Connectathon

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:00am
The Associated Press

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2013--SunTech Medical has successfully passed multiple interoperability tests during 2013 IHE North American Connectathon (Chicago, Ill.)—part of the company’s strategy to develop medical products that can easily share data with different electronic healthcare management (EMR) systems.

Information exchange between medical devices and patient EMRs is a well-known industry challenge. The IHE Connectathon provides a setting where medical device manufacturers and software vendors can work towards interoperability and test their solutions face-to-face.

“Our involvement with IHE and their standardized profiles is essential given that our customers need to efficiently and accurately share patient information,” said Kenneth Andersen, Marketing VP of SunTech Medical. “We believe that data automation is a big part of healthcare’s future, and we are committed to developing products that make such sharing possible.” SunTech engineers completed interoperability tests with multiple information system providers using IHE’s standards-based profiles, which facilitate information sharing between devices and EMR systems.

SunTech received verification for the following three IHE integration profiles: CT (Consistent Time) system clock and time stamp synchronization, PDQv2 (Patient Demographic Query) population of patient demographic information based on partial or complete patient name, patient ID, or date of birth, and DEC-1 (Device Enterprise Communication Reporter), which provides consistent communication of vital signs data to the EMR.

The Connectathon is held by IHE International, Inc., a multi-stakeholder effort started in 1997 to promote the effective use of electronic health records and health information technology (HIT) by driving the adoption of standards-based solutions for interoperability.

For more information on SunTech Medical’s full line of clinical-grade non-invasive blood pressure products and technologies, call 1.800.421.8626 or visit www.suntechmed.com.

SunTech Medical, a Halma company, has been the preeminent supplier of clinical grade blood pressure monitoring products and technologies for more than 25 years. Over 75 companies trust SunTech Medical's OEM non-invasive blood pressure solutions for their patient monitoring needs. SunTech Medical produces the leading cardiac stress test blood pressure monitor and is the world's foremost manufacturer of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring products. SunTech Medical also offers solutions for in-office blood pressure monitoring as well as a complete line of blood pressure cuffs designed for general and specific applications.

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