Quovadx and xwave partner to provide
TORONTO and GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Quovadx, Inc.
announced that the Integration Solutions Division (ISD) of the Company
has entered into a partnership agreement with xwave, a division of Bell
Aliant, to facilitate the real-time transfer of healthcare information
between institutional Canadian healthcare systems and primary-care
“Expanding healthcare-system connectivity to include physician offices
is the next step in improving patient care,” said Mike Epplen, vice
president, Product Management, Integration Solutions division, Quovadx.
“Our partnership with xwave will enable us to take that step in Canada,
cost-effectively extending interoperability beyond established clinical
systems and facilitating the exchange of data with primary physicians –
ultimately improving the delivery of patient care.”
Under the scope of the agreement, xwave and ISD will jointly enable the
sharing of clinical data using the QUOVADX MD Office Gateway solution in
conjunction with the QUOVADX Cloverleaf Integration Suite.
MD Office Gateway allows physician practices and satellite offices to
connect to external stakeholders such as hospitals, labs, pharmacies and
other doctors. The solution also enables the relay and receipt of
information to and from medical devices that are capable of generating
Cloverleaf technology integrates different healthcare applications and
enables real-time sharing of data among them, supporting an effective
information exchange throughout the healthcare organization and its
various IT systems.
xwave will build the interfaces that connect these systems with the
Cloverleaf infrastructure, thereby making them accessible to MD Gateway
users. xwave will also market the MD Office Gateway solution in Canada
via the firm’s extensive healthcare-practitioner base.
Through MD Office Gateway, xwave will provide physicians with a robust,
integrated system that requires minimal hardware and that facilitates
the automatic update of patient data through a hospital or province-wide
electronic medical record.
“Interoperability is fundamental to the successful adoption and use of
healthcare IT,” said Gary Folker, managing director, Clinical Management
System, xwave. “If we are to fully take advantage of our collective
investments in information technology, we must effectively connect the
information-keepers with one another. The QUOVADX solution enables that
connectivity: It supports all aspects of clinical interoperability; it
complies with multiple hardware and software vendors; and, within the
Cloverleaf Integration Suite, it supports a wide range of healthcare
xwave, a Division of Bell Aliant, is a full-service business-solutions
provider that serves clients through systems integration, infrastructure
services, and fulfillment. The firm has more than 30 years of experience
in healthcare, operating a healthcare practice with 200 consultants who
deliver services and solutions that promote efficiency and reform across
the entire continuum of care. These include the CMS ASP, a hosted, fully
functional Clinical Management System (CMS) available to physicians
through a subscription-based application service provider (ASP) format.
The CMSASP has been developed in partnership with GE Healthcare and the
Ontario Medical Association. With more than $340 million in revenues and
1,500 people, xwave is one of the largest business-solutions
organizations in Canada, with locations in St. John’s, Halifax, Moncton,
Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Summerside, Ottawa, Toronto, New
England, Washington, DC, Florida, Colorado and Ireland. More information
can be found at http://www.xwave.com.
About Quovadx, Inc.
Quovadx offers software and services for system development, extension,
integration and analysis to enterprise customers worldwide. Quovadx has
three divisions, including the Integration Solutions division (ISD),
which offers private and public healthcare organizations software
infrastructure to facilitate system interoperability and leverage
existing technology, the Care Science division, which provides care
management and analytical solutions to hospitals and health systems and
the Rogue Wave Software division, which provides software and services
for enterprise-class application development. For more