dbMotion establishes North American subsidiary bringing virtual patient records to the United States and Canadian market

Ra'anana 19 January 2005dbMotion Ltd. has established its North American subsidiary, dbMotion Inc., registered in Delaware. dbMotion Inc. is headed by Peter van der Grinten as General Manager. Mr. van der Grinten has held senior management positions at numerous health care software and services companies. He is joined by Mark Gross, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, who brings to dbMotion 30 years of experience in health care information technology in the United States, Canada and Europe.


"I am delighted to join dbMotion and work with Mark Gross to deliver valuable clinical information integration solutions to the United States and Canadian health care markets. dbMotion's proven experience in implementing large scale networks for clinical data sharing that serve more than four million people, positions us exceptionally well to bring our knowledge, and the valuable lessons we have learned in the process, to the United States and Canadian marketplace. By providing physicians with real-time information, when and where they need it, this solution improves the quality of care in communities while at the same time enabling a safer and more efficient practice of medicine", stated Mr. van der Grinten.

The dbMotion Solution enables clinical information to be gathered from disparate and distributed computer systems to create a complete picture of the patient's medical history, in real-time and regardless of where the clinical data is collected and stored. This comprehensive medical picture contains the patient's entire medical history, including test results, treatments administered, hospitalizations, patient complaints, etc.

Connecting care providers with comprehensive patient data is a primary concern for both patients and health care providers since it ensures better quality of care, shortens care cycles, reduces the number of medical errors and drives efficiency in care-providing organisations. The implementation of dbMotion's solutions enable authorized medical staff to retrieve clinical information on demand, subject to the appropriate access authorizations. Its deployment is achieved without the necessity of replacing existing information systems in hospitals, clinics and institutes where it is installed.

dbMotion has been implemented for over four years in Israel's largest HMO, Clalit Health Services, that provides full health services to 3,7 million patients through 14 hospitals, 1200 clinics and 80 laboratories. This network was recently joined by two of the largest and most advanced hospitals in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, both government-operated organisations. Other prominent hospitals are expected to join this network in the coming months.

dbMotion's pioneering medical information integration solution was recently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) and Microsoft Corporation. The dbMotion Solution was selected as a finalist for the MS-HUG annual awards in the category of Acute Care: Clinical/Patient Information Systems; MS-HUG is a membership community of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Peter van der Grinten has served the health care industry as CEO, COO and VP of R&D for numerous health care software and services companies including: Quadramed, IMS Health, National Data Corporation, SAP, Oacis Healthcare Systems and HBOC. Mr. van der Grinten's key areas of expertise include: Software Product Development, Professional Services Management, CRM, International Operations, and Health care IT in the Physician, Hospital, and Pharmaceutical domains. Mr. van der Grinten has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.

Mark Gross comes to dbMotion with over 30 years experience in health care information technology in the United States, Canada and Europe. Mr. Gross has held senior positions within the health care industry such as Director of Health Industry at IBM, Managing Partner of HCIT Practice at Ernst & Young and Vice President and Managing Director of First Consulting Group. Mr. Gross is a founding member of the Center for Information Management Executives (CHIME) and has written numerous articles on health care information technology. Mr. Gross has a B.S. in Bacteriology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has attended senior management programmes at Harvard and Stanford Business Schools.

dbMotion is an innovative provider of medical informatics. The dbMotion Solution enables health care organisations to securely share medical information, regardless of the format and geographical location of the data. Health care organisations use the dbMotion Solution to share clinical data, both internally and externally, with other health care organisations across diverse information systems. By sharing clinical information, clinical staff can make clear critical decisions, thus providing safer and more efficient care. The dbMotion Solution currently serves one of the world's largest HMOs as well as other hospitals and medical networks.

Leslie Versweyveld

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