MDI Solutions successfully completes a Word™ data conversion project with Sunquest Information Systems in the United Kingdom.

MD Link was used to automatically convert Word based discharge summaries to HTML and embed the document in an HL7 message for transfer to Physician Office systems. Development and Implementation resources at MDI worked with Sunquest UK to design and develop a new ‘plug-in’ for MD Link that could automate this process for UK based Hospitals and Trusts, thereby offering an alternative to fax or mail out of the documents.

MDI and Sunquest were responding to the national target to provide GPs with discharge summaries within 48 hours — essentially impossible without good IT — while practice based commissioning groups have started to include punitive clauses on clinical correspondence in their contracts with acute providers. More detailed information can be found at http://www.e-health-insider.com/Features/item.cfm?&;docId=296 and http://www.sunquestinfo.com/Products/Pages/ICEDischarge.aspx.