UPMC understands the critical role information technology can play in improving clinical outcomes, enhancing patient satisfaction, and reducing the cost of care. As a leader in applying information technology (IT), UPMC has consistently demonstrated innovative yet practical technology-enabled solutions to improve care while managing costs, and brings that expertise and consultation to the development of innovative IT products and services for customers worldwide.
UPMC has invested in — and formed — companies that develop innovative technologies for hospitals and health systems worldwide including dbMotion, H3i, and Prodigo Solutions.
dbMotion is a premier provider of health care information integration software that facilitates interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) for health information networks and integrated health care delivery systems. dbMotion enables health care enterprises to connect and integrate disparate applications and systems.
Using Web-based technology, dbMotion provides secure, seamless access to clinical data from systems that are otherwise unconnected, and have no common data-sharing technologies, which can reduce medical errors and duplication of procedures.
At UPMC, dbMotion integrates data from multiple systems and presents the data within core systems and work flow.
UPMC has invested significantly in technology and developed a robust, skilled, and sophisticated IT organization to support UPMC’s global operations and commercialization of IT services.
Through H3i, UPMC exports these IT skills internationally and is currently working on a project to install and adapt electronic health record applications at three Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals in the United Kingdom. Applications include inpatient order entry, patient administration, pharmacy management, accident and emergency services, and operating room systems.
Prodigo Solutions provides health care-focused supply chain management (SCM) solutions. Powered by technology licensed from Vinimaya, this e-procurement solution enhances contract compliance, automates the requisition process, and through a user-friendly online shopping portal helps drive end-user compliance. Integration of this software with all major preexisting health care enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems allows Prodigo Solutions to provide industry-leading performance to health care SCM.