Open source to power Connecticut HIE

Those wondering what the connection between the two companies is should know they are, in fact, one company. Misys acquired Allscripts in what one commenter called a "shotgun wedding" back in March, 2008. Seems they had their first baby, and it's a state.

Connecticut is building a Health Information Exchange (HIE) based at least in part on open source software.

Hartford Healthcare, which provides rehabilitation, long term care, and hospice facilities in central Connecticut, said today it will combine Misys' open source connectivity technology with Allscripts EHR systems, a health record built on software as a service, to create Transforming Healthcare In Connecticut Communities (THICC), a regional system linking hospitals, clinics and facilities statewide.

THICC, in turn, will be connected to the National Healthcare Information Network, built on Sun software.

Stephen O'Neill, a Hartford vice president, said he was sold on Misys after seeing its software in action at a ConnectaThon sponsored by existing HIEs in Chicago early this year.

"Their HIE governance framework is designed to help us drive toward a consensus with all of our stakeholders from the beginning of the project. It is just what we needed to provide us with the best chance for success.”

Those wondering what the connection between the two companies is should know they are, in fact, one company. Misys acquired Allscripts in what one commenter called a "shotgun wedding" back in March, 2008. Seems they had their first baby, and it's a state.

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