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How 3 Healthcare System Leaders Are Tackling Data Interoperability Challenges

How 3 Healthcare System Leaders Are Tackling Data Interoperability Challenges

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:

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The Role of an Integration Engine in Modern Healthcare

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.

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Streamlining Radiology Interfaces

To facilitate communication between two healthcare applications, a modest interface includes:

  • An export endpoint for the sending application
  • An import endpoint for the receiving application
  • A method of moving data between the two endpoints
  • A method for handling the queuing messages
  • A method for logging the flow of messages

HL7 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.

Create Interoperability with any EHR

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.

  • Seamlessly exchange data with any EHR system.
  • Ease of use means support staff can monitor and manipulate individual messages.

HIMSS Analytics Report: Current State of Health Data Interoperability in the U.S. Trends, Challenges and Strategies for Success

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.

  • Focus group participants represented hospitals ranging in size from 275 beds to 722 beds.
  • Key findings in the report include frustrations over the readiness of external data exchange partners, including health information exchange (HIE) organizations and other provider organizations.

Improve PHI security using a modern interface engine

Data breaches and HIPAA 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?

Integration Engines: Conquering Interoperability Challenges

Integration Engines: Conquering Interoperability Challenges

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.

The New Radiology Rallying Point: A Logical Model for Creating Leverage in Radiology Operations


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.

A Platform for Healthcare IT Innovation

Achieving Your Strategic Objectives with the Right Infrastructure

Strategic plans: the core of business operations

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:

  • Improving patient care
  • Increasing outreach
  • Controlling costs
  • Improving operational capacity

Making References Labs More Competitive and Profitable with an Integration Engine

The Advantages of an Integration Engine for Reference Labs

Strengthening and streamlining the community of referring physicians

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:

  • Confirm current interfacing challenges including:
    • Paper and electronic workflow
    • Reasons to shift from paper to electronic
    • Electronic messaging issues
  • Understand the role of an interface engine within a reference laboratory
  • Discover the advantages delivered by an interface engine
  • Learn the attributes of a quality interface engine
  • Realize that the Corepoint Integration Engine is an ideal interface engine solution

Rethinking Radiology Workflow

Automating workflow processes

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.

Healthcare interfacing insights

Understanding the Continuity of Care Record

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 (CCD) and Continuity of Care Record (CCR) 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:

  1. Briefly define and describe CCR and CCD
  2. Explain the relationship between CCR and CCD
  3. Outline the components of the CCR and its intended use

Answering key questions on your HL7 system purchasing decision

Buying vs. building an HL7 system

Whether you build or buy, the process is still essentially the same. If you are considering adding an HL7 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.

What is Your EHR Connectivity Strategy?

Beyond Your Department’s Four Walls

Extend Your reach to the referring physician community through electronic data exchanges

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. 

Helpful Information About Health Information Exchanges (HIE’s)

The prospects of a fully integrated healthcare system are truly exciting. While patients’ expectations and HIE 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.

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