News Briefs: Sentillion’s CCOW compliance enhances Microsoft dashboard

February 21, 2001

Microsoft has chosen to make its Physician Digital Dashboard interface CCOW-compliant via Sentillion’s Vergence Context Management product. CCOW is part of the HL7 standard that establishes a common basis for synchronizing and coordinating access to

Microsoft has chosen to make its Physician Digital Dashboard interface CCOW-compliant via Sentillion’s Vergence Context Management product. CCOW is part of the HL7 standard that establishes a common basis for synchronizing and coordinating access to disparate applications containing patient information. CCOW-compliant software products work together “behind the scenes” through the Vergence context manager that enables them to act as a single system and information source from a clinician’s perspective. For the Microsoft Physician Digital Dashboard, Vergence will enable the various Web parts (data from multiple information sources displayed on the dashboard) to coexist within a single integrated interface, meaning that information on a specific patient can be pulled from various systems and displayed simultaneously on the dashboard. The dashboard product also incorporates selected Microsoft Office features in a browser-style environment.