CareScience Develops Clinical Information Network With Los Alamos Lab
CareScience Inc. is partnering with the Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop a "peer-to-peer" computing system that will allow health care organizations in Santa Barbara County to share clinical patient information. Funded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the system, called the "CareStandard Exchange," will allow authorized health care workers to directly access patient information from secure and private "clinical repositories." CareScience CEO David Brailer said, "This technology provides the answer to secure data sharing by building a system for locating and identifying patient records and clinical information over the Internet." He added, "This will enable physicians, laboratories, pharmacies and consumers to gain secure access to clinical treatment information upon request." Los Alamos National Laboratory's David Forslund said the technology "will help define industry standards for locating patient information residing in third party applications across community networks" (CareScience release, 11/20).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.