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UMass Memorial Health Care Selects Interoperability Solution From Clinical Architecture for More Meaningful Information Exchange

August 2, 2010

UMass Memorial Health Care Selects Interoperability Solution

Carmel, IN, August 2, 2010 – Clinical Architecture today announced that UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest healthcare system in Central and Western Massachusetts, has selected Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® interoperability solution. UMass Memorial is using Symedical to re-code patient data from various locations and terminologies into a central data repository using a single terminology set.

“Merging patient data from disparate sources is a significant undertaking,” said John Poikonen, PharmD, Director of Clinical Informatics at UMass Memorial Medical Center. “Symedical has proven to be a pragmatic and efficient tool that allows us to focus on accuracy.”

Providing the highest quality of care requires access to a consistently accurate representation of the patient’s clinical context. Symedical enables clinical applications to maintain the continuity of meaning by sharing patient information as actionable discrete data.

“It is no longer enough to offer read only access to medical records stored in various places throughout the healthcare enterprise,” said Charlie Harp, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Architecture. “We’re pleased to be working with UMass Memorial as they leverage Symedical to deliver a more meaningful and actionable information exchange.”

About UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Visit for additional information. Follow UMass Memorial on Twitter at

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