By Joseph Goedert

UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass., will use integration technology from Pittsburgh-based dbMotion Ltd. to create a longitudinal patient record across the enterprise.

The five-hospital delivery system will integrate disparate inpatient and ambulatory electronic health records systems, its registration system and enterprise master patient index. UMass also will integrate into the systems community pharmacy information from the national e-prescribing network of SureScripts-Rx Hub.

The project's first phase will focus on patient medications, allergies, laboratory and radiology data, and clinical documentation. The integration will enable the access of patient data at the point of care regardless of where care was given in the delivery system, says George Brenckle, senior vice president and CIO.

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