Europe launch for Cisco data exchange

  • 23 October 2009

Cisco and Austrian software company Tiani Spirit have announced the availability of their new Medical Data Exchange Solution (MDES) in Europe.

The MDES enables healthcare providers to securely access patient information regardless of the provider’s location or IT system.

It combines Cisco’s Application Extension Platform and Integrated Services Router with Tiani Spirit’s electronic patient management software, which enables the network to be the platform for sharing and exchanging patient records.

The solution has already been deployed in Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen hospital in Austria.

The hospital decided to implement the solution following the merger of the Wels and Grieskirchen hospitals, so that information could be shared in real-time between healthcare facilities.

Dr Walter Aichinger, chief physician at Klinkium Wels-Grieskirchen said: “Being able to share information across different healthcare organisations is essential if we are to deliver a truly patient-centric healthcare service.

"With increasing demands being placed on healthcare services, efficient, cost-effective access to data is a prerequisite for health professionals to deliver the highest level of patient care.”

According to Cisco, the new solution improves communication between healthcare professionals and provides clinicians with a comprehensive view of medical history before diagnosis and treatment.

It also eliminates the need to store the data centrally as it can be remotely accessed using local systems.

Till Osswald, business development manager of Cisco Healthcare Europe, said: “Patients will often receive treatment from a number of health care professionals, in different locations and for different reasons.

“All too often this information is fragmented across different health care institutions, and access can be restricted to a single health care system.

“Cisco MDES helps to break down the borders between health care organisations, allowing for quick and highly secure access to information that is critical for the effective treatment of patients.”

Link: Cisco

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