U.S. Department of Defense Selects Mirth to Power Health Information Exchange Initiatives

Press Release | Mirth Corporation | November 4, 2010

Mirth Connect to help power health information exchange initiatives that enable medical information to follow active duty and retired military personnel throughout their lives

Mirth Corporation, a leader in commercialized open source healthcare information technology, announced today that the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) program office has contracted with Mirth Corporation for enterprise software and development support in implementing Mirth Connect, the leading open source healthcare interface engine.

DHIMS’s mission is “to provide a trusted, comprehensive health information management system that seamlessly captures, manages and shares health information from the Theater of Operations to the home front and beyond in support of our service members and our military family.”

Mirth Connect has played key connectivity roles in prior DoD initiatives including the Health Artifact and Image Management Solution (HAIMS) project and Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Community Pilot projects. HAIMS establishes access to relevant patient health information – including radiology studies – between the DoD and the VA health systems. VLER sets the foundation for continuity of care for military personnel by enabling their medical information to follow them from the day they enter the service, through their military career, and afterwards.

“Mirth is incredibly proud to have its technology play a role in making the vision of safe, seamless and connected care for our nation’s military personnel and their families a reality,” said Jon Teichrow, president of Mirth Corporation. “Mirth Connect represents a cost-effective and time- efficient way for agencies like DoD and the VA to enable information to follow military personnel across broad distances and between government and private sector care settings, helping reduce costs associated with duplicate testing, and creating a safer, more connected healthcare environment for those who serve our country.”