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The Universities of Michigan, North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Pittsburgh to spearhead Internet2 NET+ ICE-EHR Offering

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 by Mike Creech
Tags: Cloud Services & Applications, Frontpage News, ICE Health Systems

The Universities of Michigan, North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Pittsburgh to spearhead Internet2 NET+ ICE-EHR Offering

Calgary – September 22, 2014 - The successful adoption of an electronic health record system (EHR) presents the opportunity to change the face of patient care, treatment, patient communication, reporting, peer-to-peer collaboration, education and research. That is exactly what the Internet2 NET+ ICE-EHR offering is aiming to achieve.

Internet2 and ICE Health Systems (ICE) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Business Agreement that will enable universities within the Internet2 research and education Community to enjoy preferred pricing, influence on the EHR requirements for their schools, participation with other schools on optimal configuration, experiences, data sharing and other projects. This also means that ICE has been identified as the first EHR provider for dental schools in the Internet2 NET+ Portfolio.

The NET+ ICE Health Systems service is the result of a two-year collaboration, the first across the country to attempt to solve the numerous challenges associated with patient information/electronic health records in a cloud-based environment.  The University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pittsburgh teamed up with ICE Health Systems under the NET+ Program to articulate and define an EHR for dental schools that is, at its very core evolutionary, and will serve as a model to improve patient outcomes, and support research first in oral health, and then eventually in all of health.

Dr. Mark Genuis, CEO of ICE, stated that "We at ICE are very excited to partner with Internet2 and the University sponsors on this electronic health record project. Our goal at ICE is to contribute to the profession by providing an EHR to support excellence in the delivery of interdisciplinary healthcare, research and communication. Internet2 and the dental school leadership involved are well positioned to turn this vision into reality. We are grateful and look forward to contributing to and working together within the community."

The three universities are serving as the founding collaborators and will be the first to launch ICE through the Internet2 NET+ program over the coming months. These schools have been working closely with ICE and Internet2 to understand and coordinate their requirements and review the system enhancements as per their needs and for the needs of the greater higher education community. "Community collaboration is one of the hallmarks of higher education," commented Shel Waggener, SVP of Internet2. "A solution like this is very difficult to deliver and having three top tier programs like these collaborate to deliver a tailored cloud service that simply wouldn’t exist without that partnership is outstanding."  The project, even with this major delivery milestone completed, will continue with ongoing collaboration among the campuses in the coming months.

For more information please contact: netplus@internet2.edu.

About ICE Health Systems

ICE Health Systems is an innovative Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System whose development has been driven by a distinguished group of dentists and physicians representing a number of specialties in both university and private clinics. ICE Health Systems is a user-friendly practice management solution. Using cloud technology, this system supports the first multi-disciplinary practice management service providing integrated professional communications and continuous system enhancement.

The Story of ICE Health Systems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4G-Jb3TKE&feature=plcp

About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.

Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 93,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

Participating Universities

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry
For more information visit: www.dent.umich.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
For more information visit: www.dentistry.unc.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
For more information visit: www.dental.pitt.edu.

Media Contacts

Glenn Lipscomb, Internet2
glipscomb@internet2.edu

Samantha Hustej, ICE Health Systems
shustej@icehealthsystems.com

Sharon Grayden, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
grayden@umich.edu

Tiffany Brannan, UNC School of Dentistry
tiffany_brannan@unc.edu

James Rosendale, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
JAR197@pitt.edu