New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Dept. selects Metatomix SMARTE to integrate public health information

Waltham 24 May 2004The New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Department has selected Metatomix SMARTE as its solution for integrating laboratory data from a variety of systems within the city's Health Department. Metatomix Inc. is specialised in Semantic Web-based software solutions for enterprise resource interoperability (ERI). Metatomix SMARTE will enable disparate systems such as the ElectronicClinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) and the Universal Reporting Form (URF) to share data more easily and allow maximum interoperability among heterogeneous systems without replacing or modifying any legacy systems or retraining any staff.


Leveraging Semantic Web-based technology, service-oriented architectures, and Grid computing, Metatomix SMARTE is the industry's first distributed ERI platform, enabling organisations to leverage their entire data portfolios and IT infrastructure assets through a unified view.

Requiring a common, HIPAA-compliant integration platform to enable communication among a wide variety of existing and new external systems and data formats, the Department faced a growing number of integration projects without a complete solution. Metatomix SMARTE will enable the Department to automatically aggregate and integrate its data silos across all systems, formats and groups, and successfully meet integration needs. Metatomix SMARTE is the ideal choice for New York City because it can quickly and easily add new data systems into the integration scheme, it supports HL7 messaging and it meets HIPAA compliance requirements. Rapid installation/deployment and ease-of-use were also important factors in the selection of Metatomix SMARTE.

With Metatomix SMARTE, Department IT managers will be able to easily aggregate the numerous databases they manage into a single, unified, real-time, bi-directional message and data translation hub that supports all formats, including HL7 messaging. This will ensure that New York City's public health information can be securely and effectively communicated across different departments and user constituencies. Like health departments nationwide, New York City has an ambitious list of integration initiatives. These projects will leverage Metatomix SMARTE and enhance the IT team's ability to rapidly meet current and upcoming integration projects.

"Metatomix is dedicated to delivering the next generation, Semantic Web-based technology that enables seamless and secure interoperability of information systems, and the visibility of critical information in real-time", stated Bob Angelo, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Metatomix. "New York City is recognized as a benchmark health department in its adoption of innovative technologies and we are very pleased to enter this partnership with New York City to enable the Health and Mental Hygiene Department to aggregate its data for improved analysis and understanding."

Metatomix Inc. delivers the industry's next-generation Semantic Web-based solutions for enterprise resource interoperability (ERI). Enterprises and government agencies alike use the company's premier ERI platform, Metatomix SMARTE to unify disparate information systems, achieve real-time integration and visibility, and gain actionable insights. Metatomix customers include American Express, New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Department, the State of Florida, Millennium Copthorne, Politzer & Haney, and Union Planters.

Leslie Versweyveld

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