Metro® Announces Partnership with Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration
New Partnership Provides Advanced Health Information System Integration Capabilities to Metro Healthcare Products
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (February 24, 2014) – Metro, a world leader in providing technology, storage and transport solutions for healthcare facilities today announced a partnership with Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, a provider of middleware Healthcare Integration Solutions. Under the agreement, Metro acquires the right to bundle PilotFish integration products with their MedDispense Automated Dispensing System and other technology-enabled products to facilitate flexible HL7 integration between their equipment and provider health information systems worldwide.
“The PilotFish product suite offers the advanced technology, flexibility and rapid interface development tools needed to effectively interface with the array of IT systems found in healthcare and to meet the evolving federal meaningful use mandates,” said Bob Moore, Director Software Solutions at Metro. “Following an extensive evaluation of numerous commercial offerings, we felt that PilotFish was the most synergistic with our own architecture and integration strategy and best overall value proposition.”
“We are delighted that Metro has selected the PilotFish product suite to support its strategy to provide industry-leading configurability and integration,” said Monika Vainius, Executive Vice President of Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration. “PilotFish’s modern architecture, extensibility, and unique graphical Assembly Line for configuring interfaces will enable Metro to rapidly deliver high-quality solutions to their client base.”
“Managing the flow of data between disparate information systems and devices remains a critical issue faced by the entirety of the healthcare community,” said Rob Sobie, Vice President of Healthcare Solutions at Metro. “By partnering with PilotFish, Metro addresses this interoperability challenge by integrating a best-of-breed integration engine with an advanced technology solution to create a scalable, flexible and cost-effective solution tailored to our clients ever changing needs.”
For more than 80 years, InterMetro has been the world’s leading manufacturer of technology, storage and transport solutions in healthcare, food service, commercial and consumer products. Committed to understanding the needs of customers and channel partners, Metro provides complete solutions that optimize space, improve workflow and ensure overall safety. InterMetro is a business of Emerson. For more information, visit http://www.metro.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
About PilotFish Healthcare
Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHI) is a subsidiary of PilotFish, Inc. Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish, Inc. develops middleware to enable the integration of disparate systems. APHI distributes PilotFish products directly to healthcare industry end users and through select channel partners. Visit APHI for more information.