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Industry Healthcare
Founded 2001
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Products dbMotion
Revenue Privately held
Number of employees
Website http://www.dbmotion.com/

dbMotion is a vendor of health Interoperability solutions for connected healthcare that enable healthcare organizations to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets.


dbMotion facilitates interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) for health information networks and integrated healthcare delivery systems. The service-oriented architecture (SOA) based dbMotionTM Solution gives caregivers and information systems secure access to an integrated patient record composed from a patient's medical data maintained at facilities that are otherwise unconnected or have no common technology through which to share data, without requiring the replacement of existing information systems. dbMotion can interoperate with multiple different vendor products[1] and the architecture’s modularity allows for multiple approaches to sharing medical information e.g. centralized, distributed/federated or any hybrid format.

dbMotion can dovetail the clinical vocabulary, or semantics, from disparate systems from different vendors, together, making it possible to view all medication orders across ICU, med/surg, and ambulatory environments, for example, on a single screen.[2] The use of interoperability can enhance efficiency and improve quality of care.[3]

dbMotion has been implemented at UPMC,[4] UMass,[5] Clalit, University Health System, Fraser Health, MidMichigan Health, Scripps Health as well as other hospitals and medical networks.


dbMotion was founded in Israel in 1996 within Ness Technologies's business intelligence solutions unit, which developed the dbMotion product as an innovative healthcare software solution. In 2004 dbMotion was established as an independent company with support from various venture capital investments. In January 2007, Ness Technologies announced the sale of its ownership interest in dbMotion for $6 million to its other shareholders. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the company's first customers, also acquired a stake in the company.[6]

In March 2013, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions acquired dbMotion for $235 million.[7] The company stills operates as dbMotion within Allscripts.


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