The goal for this project is to create better patient outcomes.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
Wasatch Software, a Utah-based provider of technology products and services, and The Hospital Cooperative announced today the commencement of planning and design for the exchange of patient data and medical records between hospitals and health care facilities throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.
The Hospital Cooperative, a collaborative group that facilitates coordinated efforts among its 14 member hospitals, has long sought ways to improve the sharing of patient data among its members. Ultimately, the exchange of this data through technology will improve healthcare and allow providers to make more educated diagnoses and decisions for patients. Planning and design of the data exchange is expected to conclude in the Spring of 2012, at which time Wasatch Software expects to begin implementing the technology solutions necessary to make the exchange a reality.
“We are pleased to have received funding from the Portneuf Health Care Foundation located in Pocatello, ID for this project and are excited to be partnering with Wasatch Software in an effort to create much needed connectivity across our region,” said Jon Smith, Executive Director of The Hospital Cooperative. “Ultimately, the goal for this project is to create better patient outcomes.”
Chris Wessells, Vice President of Operations for Wasatch Software, stated that “While we always enjoy implementing technology that solves business problems for our clients, it’s even more rewarding when the result can make such a huge difference to the health of so many people.”
About Wasatch Software:
Wasatch Software, Inc. is a national provider of computer technology products and services with headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT. The company specializes in managed services, software licensing, computer security, networking, and virtualization, and partners with Microsoft, Symantec, HP, Cisco and others. The company has earned accolades based on its growth and quality of service from Inc. Magazine, Utah Business, TechSelect and others. Learn more at http://www.wasatchsoftware.com.
About The Hospital Cooperative:
The Hospital Cooperative was established with the assistance of a 2000 HRSA Rural Network Development Grant. Its 14 member hospitals throughout Idaho and Wyoming have since benefited from several accomplishments, including public health awareness events, the creation of a telehealth network, and the establishment of an Associate Degree Registered Nurse Program at Idaho State University. Learn more at http://www.hospitalcooperative.org.