To achieve meaningful interoperability, now and in the future, healthcare organizations across the country are having to rethink the way they approach clinical data exchange.
Produced in partnership with HIMSS Media, this white paper features the perspectives of three healthcare executives:
FRISCO, Texas, July 30, 2019 — Corepoint Health, a leading provider in healthcare integration and interoperability, announced today its newest solution, Corepoint One. This is the company’s first solution launch since merging with Rhapsody in early July.
In today’s connected healthcare environment, the role of an interface engine should enable faster deployment times of high quality interfaces by IT professionals with a wide range of skill sets. With healthcare data flowing through it, an integration engine should ease connections to remote care facilities (e.g., physician practices, labs, radiology centers, etc.), leverage the data to improve operations, allow the adoption and implementation of new technology that improves workflows for caregivers, and uses data to connect patients to their care.
To facilitate communication between two healthcare applications, a modest interface includes:
is the most widely used data standard to facilitate the communication between two or more clinical applications. The prime benefit is that HL7 simplifies the implementation of interfaces and reduces the need for custom interfaces.
Lyniate solutions are transforming the way hospitals and clinics meet their interoperability and operational challenges.
No matter which EHR is in use, healthcare providers of all sizes are accomplishing the interoperability goals with Lyniate.
Corepoint Health Commissioned HIMSS Analytics to conduct an independent focus group of health IT executives to provide a snapshot of current strategies, successes, and challenges affecting the industry today.
Data breaches and violations come in all forms. Those most likely to make the news involve a hack from outside sources and hundreds of thousands of missing patient records. As CIOs know, there are many PHI breaches that can occur daily that involve only a handful of patient records. These “minor” violations have as much potential to violate a patient’s rights and harm the reputation of the hospital as any breach that makes the daily news.
One helpful safeguard is the organization’s interface engine. If it is the data within the patient’s health record that is of interest, what better place to look to see who has accessed PHI, what portions of the record they viewed, and what actions were taken with the data than the software responsible for routing the data from application to application?
Hospitals are making significant strides towards achieving their interoperability goals despite a growing list of complex challenges. Increased mergers and acquisitions along with demands for greater integration between internal applications and external partners, makes the integration engine one of the most critical resources used by hospitals today.
This white paper offers perspectives from hospitals across the United States on how integration engines are being used Integration Engines: Conquering Interoperability Challenges Thumbnailto conquer the challenges associated with interoperability.
This 2015 report, produced in partnership with HIMSS Media, highlights how leading hospitals are conquering their interoperability challenges.
New economic and competitive pressures, along with increased customer intensity, have driven radiology organizations to re-evaluate strategic and operational plans and implement new ways to address these changes.
An integrated workflow provides a solid foundation on which to add new applications and deliver innovative services to your referring physician community.
Absent a robust foundation, implementation costs can escalate without realizing tangible results.
Most hospitals, radiology groups, and other healthcare organizations have a strategic plan.
Strategic plans carry a heavy responsibility in that they define the direction for a healthcare organization over the next three to five years.
The objectives might include:
Why are healthcare reference labs using an HL7 interface engine for electronic data exchange more competitive and profitable than labs using a paper-based data exchange method?
Reference lab managers searching for ways to electronically receive orders and send results to their clients can use this paper to:
Imaging centers are targeting both internal and external workflow to gain significant improvement in service delivery and, at the same time, making progress toward the realization of the electronic health record.
Workflow improvements also are proving to decrease operational costs. Making this possible are new alternatives available to imaging centers that offer the option of a more proactive, efficient and profitable planning and design process.
It would be overtly obvious to suggest that technology moves fast and advances quickly. In healthcare, the rate of new technology introductions has moved far more quickly than the industry can accommodate and implement. In other industries, accelerated technology adoptions may be considered “par for the course”. Healthcare, though, is unique. As much as business issues are a real factor, so too is the need for a level of cooperation and symmetry in order to comply with the first objective – quality patient care.
To address this workflow void, standards such as the Continuity of Care Document () and Continuity of Care Record () were introduced to begin solving the problem of patient-data portability and interoperability.
This white paper, the first in a series on the many healthcare standards, will serve to:
Whether you build or buy, the process is still essentially the same. If you are considering adding an subsystem to your healthcare application—provider or vendor, the process you need to undertake is essentially the same. The questions below encompass what we believe are the key questions to answer prior to building or buying and then implementing your HL7 subsystem.
Answering these questions will help make your HL7 implementation easier to understand, and less time-consuming, and less costly in the long term.
Most hospital departments utilize an interfacing application to route and process messages throughout the hospital system. These interfaces are typically built in a point-to-point manner by the hospital IT staff or may be built on an interface engine platform.
Hospitals of all sizes are discovering it can be more productive for an individual department to create and manage its own connections.
The prospects of a fully integrated healthcare system are truly exciting. While patients’ expectations and capabilities may truly never completely align, the exchange of a patient’s health data within a health organization, or regionally, among aligned providers, have tremendous potential to improve patient care and satisfaction.
Now that the majority of innovative healthcare organizations have invested the capital, time and effort to install electronic medical records, many are looking to fully leverage the technology and meet Meaningful Use requirements by connecting to an HIE.