Fort Lauderdale, FL April 17, 2015

IT system interoperability, patient record sharing, Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs), and Direct Secure Messaging were a major focus of attention at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Chicago this week—the largest and most prestigious conference in the field.


Industry leader and longtime exhibitor IDS, an innovator in cloud computing healthcare technology, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, was in the forefront of the trends. Its cloud-based AbbaDox Exchange interoperability platform facilitates data sharing and viewing across disparate electronic health record (EHR) and other IT systems, while automating processes and workflow. As some 40,000 leaders in healthcare IT, clinicians and executives from around the world gathered for the event, IDS was also enjoying a significant amount of visibility on its home turf through an important article profiling its accomplishments in the South Florida Business Journal, titled Fort Lauderdale health care IT firm set to double workforce.

The article noted that IDS and its AbbaDox platform are expanding dramatically as they create new ways to help health care providers share electronic medical records across incompatible IT systems. “One would think that in health care, those information systems have been adopted and applied and implemented,” Dagan was quoted as saying in the article. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case. . . . We provide a massive arsenal of applications that solve many problems in a clinic.”

AbbaDox Exchange automatically transmits a full range of data, including clinical summaries and reports, links to medical images, lab reports, patient visit status updates and complete patient EHR files.  After acquisition, the subscribing facility’s information transparently flows to the AbbaDox cloud platform.  Based on information in the files, it is then transformed as required for the recipient’s system and forwarded.  After viewing, the EHR-ready communication can be saved in IDS’s cloud-based clinical data repository or an onsite archive compatible with the referrer’s EHR or other IT system.

The AbbaDox platform provides an important answer for today’s new healthcare business models, including Healthcare Delivery Organizations, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), and multi-site hospitals to eliminate healthcare IT incompatibilities.