Accenture's Health & Life Sciences professionals deliver innovation and insight to both the private and public sectors of the marketplace, which includes integrated healthcare providers, health insurers, managed care organizations, public health organizations and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical products companies.
With the largest connected community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts delivers an integrated platform of solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information. We’re committed to delivering One Network, One Platform, One Patient.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC
The mission of the CDC is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. As the nation's prevention agency, we accomplish our mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to: monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training.
Duke Translational Medicine Institute
The DCRI is the world's largest academic clinical research organization. We combine the clinical expertise and academic leadership of a premier teaching hospital with the full-service operational capabilities of a major contract research organization.
Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children's organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Our integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home.
Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare's expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery and biopharmaceuticals is dedicated to detecting disease earlier and tailoring treatment for individual patients. GE Healthcare offers a broad range of services to improve productivity in healthcare and enable healthcare providers to better diagnose, treat and manage patients with conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases.
GE Healthcare is a $14 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) that is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 42,500 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
From ultrasound to MR to surgical navigation, GE provides industry-leading technologies that allow clinicians to see inside the human body more clearly than ever before. GE's patient monitoring and healthcare information technologies seamlessly integrate medical images and data across the enterprise to improve productivity and quality of care.
At IBM, we strive to lead in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics.
We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions, services and consulting businesses worldwide.
InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) has served the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors for more than two decades. InterSystems' showcase products, the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble integration platform, enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high-performance applications. Over four million people use mission-critical applications based on InterSystems' software. Twenty regional offices serve application developers and integrators around the world, and 24 x 7 support is provided for all InterSystems products. InterSystems is the leading database provider in healthcare, with CACHÉ in use at the majority of major hospitals and labs around the world, including America's 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.
Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, it is a not-for-profit, group practice prepayment program with headquarters in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care needs of over 8.2 million members in 9 states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the for-profit Permanente Medical Groups, as well as an affiliation with Group Health Cooperative based in Seattle. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 136,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and over 11,000 physicians representing all specialties.
McKesson Provider Technologies
McKesson Corporation is the world's largest pharmaceutical supply management and healthcare information technology company. McKesson provides pharmaceutical supply management and information technologies across the entire continuum of healthcare, including market-leading businesses in pharmaceutical and medical-surgical distribution, information technology for healthcare providers, services for payors and outsourcing. McKesson Provider Technologies provide enterprise-wide patient care, clinical, financial and strategic management software solutions, as well as Internet-based and networking technologies, electronic commerce, outsourcing and other services to healthcare organizations throughout the world. With revenues of $42 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, McKesson ranks No. 35 in the 2001 Fortune 500.
McKesson Provider Technologies has been an active member since shortly after HL7's inception. As the keystone of our integration strategy, HL7 is used extensively within the McKesson Provider Technologies product suite, as well as being the standard for data exchange with the variety of ancillary systems typically encountered in the healthcare enterprise. McKesson Provider Technologies has implemented and supports HL7 interfaces for ADT, clinical orders and results, pharmacy orders, charges, and queries in multi-vendor environments at a significant number of our customer sites. We are heavily involved in the extension of HL7 into the areas of logistics and scheduling, medical records, clinical protocols, care plans, home care, and physician practice.
Microsoft is committed to improving health around the world through software innovation. Over the past 13 years, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in health, with a focus on addressing the challenges of health providers, health and social services organizations, payers, consumers and life sciences companies worldwide. Microsoft closely collaborates with a broad ecosystem of partners and develops its own powerful health solutions, such as Amalga and HealthVault. Together, Microsoft and its industry partners are working to advance a vision of unifying health information and making it more readily available, ensuring the best quality of life and affordable care for everyone.
NICTIZ's task is to support the creation of a system which will allow an improved flow of information for and on behalf of the patient/client, making use of the potential of IT, with a view to raising the quality and effectiveness of healthcare. As an impartial and neutral organization, NICTIZ makes it possible for the various parties involved to exchange views and ideas, and it also stimulates initiatives and coordinates them where necessary.
NICTIZ is the abbreviation of the Dutch name for the National IT Institute for Healthcare. It is an impartial and neutral organization in which all parties involved in the healthcare process take part: providers of care (doctors, hospitals, etc.), recipients of care (patients and their organizations), health insurers and the government.
Oracle Corporation - Healthcare
Oracle's business is information—how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems.
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Partners HealthCare System is an integrated health care delivery system based in Boston, MA.
Philips Healthcare is a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging systems and related services worldwide including x-ray, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, information management and consultancy services. With the acquisition of Agilent's Healthcare Solutions Group, Philips has added cardiovascular ultrasound imaging, patient monitoring, electrocardiography, resuscitation products and e-care business to its portfolio. By partnering with leading software companies, Philips can offer computing solutions that provide its customers with access to clinical and administrative information which helps to improve patient care and lower costs.
Philips has implemented more than 1,300 clinical information management solutions in cardiology, acute care, and obstetrics - interfacing and integrating to various vendors ADT and ancillary applications (numbering in the hundreds) utilizing the HL7 standard.
Philips is a leader in standards development for healthcare and actively participates in the DICOM, HL7, and IEEE standards groups among others. Philips Cardiac and Monitoring Systems business line, (formerly Agilent's Healthcare Solutions Group), founded the Andover Working Group (AWG) with the goal of speeding adoption of HL7. After the commercial release of products based on the Unified Messaging Specification, Philips led the merger of the activities of the AWG into HL7.
Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated
Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, is also a leader in the innovative use of standards-based technologies for clinical laboratory services and disease management programs. Enterprise-wide deployment of HL7 and LOINC standards enable rapid interchange and integration of physician, patient, and third party data to provide unparalleled diagnostic insights.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). As a major healthcare provider, VHA operates more than 170 medical centers and 600 clinics and contracts an additional $1B a year to outside providers for veteran healthcare. We are directly impacted by numerous internal and external factors such as government legislation and directives, the healthcare industry, the information technology industry and internal restructuring. Like many other organizations the VHA has been charged with reducing costs in a way that systematically produces clear, measurable and improved performance that translates into improved products and services. Each of these factors generates different pressures and makes the interchange of healthcare information critical. Additionally, our size and complexity create special technical issues for us.
VHA believes a major part of the solution to these challenges is through participation in the Health Level Seven organization. We are pleased to be a benefactor member and consider the success of HL7 as strategically important to us. VHA intends to be an early adopter of the HL7 Version 3 model and is particularly excited over the possibilities of XML. We plan to be a major participant in the Government Projects SIG and look forward to partnering with other members as we expand our internal commercial off-the-shelf portfolio and develop additional provider relationships. A goal is to increase our involvement with the HL7 organization in the spirit of returning something for the many benefits we accrue.