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UNC Health Care Works With IBM To Deploy Electronic Medical System

Posted June 1, 2006 8:11 a.m. EDT

— The University of North Carolina Health Care System is now providing an electronic healthcare record system that links more than 7,000 caregivers.

UNC Health Care worked with IBM and its

Health Information Framework

to deploy the network that will service some 1 million patients.

The "WebClinical Information Systems" enables the secure delivery of information on demand across the Internet and links disparate medical systems. Caregivers have access to lab reports, medical imaging, schedule, and much more information. s "Helping our caregivers gain quick and secure access to the most up-to-date medical information is critical as we continue to provide the quality care we are known for," said J.P. Kichak, chief information officer of UNC Health Care. "Working with IBM, UNC Health Care has been able to develop and implement an advanced web-based system that provides the tools and flexibility to handle current patient demands as well as future growth."

The network is accessible through computers as well as web-enabled personal data assistants and smart phones.