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June 25, 2009

UPMC wins software development award

UPMC recently became the first non-profit health care provider in the country to achieve an internationally recognized standard for effectiveness and efficiency in software development. Achievement of the Capability Maturity Model Integration level 2 rating is based on an appraisal methodology from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

The appraisal focused on UPMC’s strategic biodefense emergency operations and communications system team.The system helps emergency management officials, hospital personnel and others to coordinate care during a disaster; manage and share assets, and collaborate on disaster planning. The system includes a public information web site — — to help the public plan for, respond to and recover from disasters. The system was used during the H1N1 flu outbreak to coordinate information for UPMC, the region and the state.

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