Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children’s) is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, serving children throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, twelve primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites.
An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by US News & World Report as a top children’s hospital and by The Leapfrog Group for its quality and efficiency.
An integration challenge
Children’s was using a legacy integration engine to exchange information across multiple systems. Once it was determined that the product was being sunsetted, the organization decided to evaluate other integration engine solutions. As one of four pediatric hospitals in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and red-lining in terms of capacity, the organization was eager to identify an integration solution that it could implement quickly and deliver data in the exact same format it had been using to allow for a smooth transition.In searching for an integration engine partner, Children’s also wanted to future-proof its existing architecture by adding modern and flexible interfaces and setting standards to match its existing workflows. Children’s needed a solution to help migrate, manage and streamline message exchange between eighty departmental interfaces including ADT, orders, results and billing for radiology, laboratory, surgery and pharmacy departments.
Read the Case Study to learn how Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota approached the challenge and how they've been using the solution to increase productivity and enhance workflow.