WebReach, Inc. Releases Mirth 1.7.1 - The 'Linux of Healthcare' Now Supports Digital Imaging in Medicine (DiCOM) Standard

Saturday, April 26, 2008 General News
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IRVINE, Calif., April 25 WebReach, Inc., a leadinghealthcare IT consultancy and creator of open source Health IT solutions,today announced the open source release of Mirth 1.7.1 includes support forthe Digital Imaging in Medicine (DiCOM) standard. DiCOM extends the growingrange of Mirth's supported standards, which already include HL7 v2 & v3, X12,EDI, XML, and NCPDP. Mirth is gaining traction as the "Linux of Healthcare"because of its standards-based healthcare messaging capabilities and modularopen source code base.

Mirth is designed to dramatically reduce the time and cost required toachieve health information system interoperability and data exchange, and tospeed secure information sharing across communities of healthcareprofessionals. Mirth's DiCOM support was the result of collaboration with thedcm4che (http://www.dcm4che.org) open source community, which focuses onclinical image and object management applications and utilities. Mirth 1.7.1also includes bug fixes, improved enterprise features such as support forhigh-volume transaction processing, an improved installer, and a plug-inarchitecture to simplify the inclusion and distribution of Mirth extensions.

"The goal of the Mirth Project is to provide Health IT (HIT)infrastructure tools to support the smooth and secure flow of public openstandards-based clinical and administrative information," said Jon Teichrow,President of WebReach, Inc., Mirth's main corporate sponsor. "The MirthProject resonates with Health Information Exchanges (HIE), EHR and PHRvendors, laboratories, hospitals, and HIT system integrators. DiCOM support isa natural extension for Mirth to provide system integrators and RIS and PACSvendors with a low-cost interoperability solution."

Professional Services

WebReach, Inc. provides a full range of professional support, consulting,and integration engineering services for Mirth, delivered by the experts thatcreated Mirth. Visit http://webreachinc.com or email mirth@webreachinc.com formore information.

About Mirth

Mirth is rapidly becoming the interface engine of choice for healthinformation system data exchange. Mirth delivers robust HL7, XML, X12, NCPDP,DiCOM interface capabilities in an open source package, providing analternative to costly proprietary and in-house systems. Mirth is licensedunder the Mozilla Public License (MPL 1.1) and is free to download and use fordevelopment and production deployments. The license also allows companies toembed and distribute Mirth free of charge. Mirth's zero-cost license ensurescost-effective deployment across as many systems and CPUs as business needsrequire, with no hidden costs. For more information about Mirth, please visithttp://webreachinc.com and http://www.mirthproject.org.

About WebReach, Inc.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Irvine, CA, WebReach serves some ofthe nation's largest and most respected healthcare organizations. WebReachdelivers information technology consulting, hosts high availability secureapplications, and designs user-driven health information solutions. WebReachsoftware is used daily by thousands of health professionals across the U.S. tostreamline care management processes, and to securely exchange healthinformation. The Mirth Project is the first in a series of WebReachinitiatives aimed at transforming health information technology by makinghigh-value information technology utilities available to the healthcarecommunity on an open source basis. For more information visithttp://webreachinc.com.

Mirth and WebReach are trademarks of WebReach, Inc. in the United Statesand/or other countries. Other company or product names are for informationpurposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE WebReach, Inc.

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