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ICW Master Patient Index passes IHE conformance tests

12 May 2007

Walldorf, Germany. InterComponentWare AG (ICW) participated in the 2007 Connectathon hosted by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative to test the compatibility of its ICW Master Patient Index (MPI) with international standards. The results show that the ICW MPI is now IHE-compliant.

IHE ( has been annually publishing extended frameworks since 1998, which describe how to implement international standards (HL7, DICOM, etc.) using real-case scenarios. Once a year, interested manufacturers can demonstrate the compatibility of their products with the IHE framework at the IHE Connectathon.

This year's European IHE Connectathon took place at the eHealth week conference in Berlin, Germany. Approximately 70 manufacturers with over 120 systems tested various IHE procedures.

"We have already subjected our Master Patient Index from the ICW Professional Suite to extensive internal and external tests. Using the results of our participation in the IHE Connectathon, our customers can be sure that our solutions interact perfectly with other manufacturers’ products", says Alexander Ihls, head of the ICW ProfessionalGate product line. "This is an outstanding venue to test the marketability of our products and to demonstrate the networking capabilities of various ICW systems."

Several weeks prior to the IHE Connectathon, ICW tested its MPI at the HP European Performance and Benchmark Center, confirming the MPI’s capability of locating data sets stored within an extremely large database of 100 million patient data with 1,000 simultaneous users in less than one second.

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