Sonosite Participating in HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
BOTHELL, WA - April 2, 2009 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, will demonstrate its latest advances in connectivity and workflow integration technology on the Sonosite Turbo™ platform, during the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) 2009 Conference. The conference is being held in Chicago at McCormick Place, April 4-8th.
As a participant at the HIMSS' Interoperability Showcase, Sonosite will conduct live demonstrations on its M-Turbo® system to show how it communicates with multiple DICOM® compliant products to expedite workflow. Both the M-Turbo and S Series™ product lines support the following DICOM functions: Storage Commitment, Modality Performed Procedure Step (MPPS), Modality Work List (MWL), Print and Archive.
Sonosite's participation in the HIMSS exhibit is based on its success at the 2009 North America Connectathon, in February, when Sonosite passed a series of tests that successfully demonstrated its versatile communication capabilities. "Sonosite's expanded connectivity options provide a flexible and robust solution for seamlessly connecting ultrasound to the medical information environment," said David Prager, Manager, Hospital Infrastructure Technology (HIT) at Sonosite. "Our goal is to simplify physician's workflow by automating scheduling and archiving activities for images and data collected during the exam." Learn more about Sonosite's connectivity options by visiting www.sonosite.com/connect.
Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. Sonosite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. The company employs over 600 people worldwide.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.
*DICOM is a registered trademark of NEMA