Software & Services That Enable the Integration of Disparate Systems Using Common XML Standards
Rapid Integration of Clinical Information Systems Using the eiConsole for Healthcare with Support for HL7, X.12 EDI and XML Standards
A Vendor Neutral Middleware Integration Solution That Facilitates Communication Between All Parties in the Healthcare Industry
Widespread integration with all healthcare systems becomes a reality with the eiConsole's ability to connect any system(s) or service(s) to any other system(s) or service(s) regardless of platform, operating system, database or communications protocol, be it a legacy or modern system.
How often have you or someone you know repeated the same medical history to different healthcare practitioners? Even if all of your treatment is confined to a single healthcare facility, you might not have enough fingers to answer the question. We have all become accustomed to this inconvenient but benign symptom of poor health information systems integration. But the impact of this systemic problem is not limited to patient annoyance. A 2006 study linking the use of clinical information systems with patient mortality (http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/169/2/108) found:
“For all medical conditions studied, a 10-point increase in the automation of notes and records was associated with a 15% decrease in the adjusted odds of fatal hospitalizations.”
Given the profound impact of better access to information and the seemingly obvious benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR), why do so many healthcare practitioners cling to or pine for the old paper chart? Today, adoption is barely pushing the 10% mark.
Successful implementation of EMR / EHR solutions requires that information be provided to the physician in an accurate, succinct and timely manner. The information presented must empower the healthcare provider at the point of care, and not entangle them.
A truly beneficial electronic medical record must integrate with a number of other hospital systems that are rarely offered by the same vendor and almost never share the same data model. Blood test results are often printed and manually entered into an EMR system. Similarly, point-of-care systems monitoring vital signs almost invariably use proprietary data formats and connectivity protocols.
While individual vendors may provide integration solutions for their respective products, it is not practical or fiscally viable for the average hospital or healthcare organization to purchase and implement these point-to-point system solutions.
That's where the PilotFish eiConsole for Healthcare fits in by offering a vendor-neutral middleware solution for healthcare systems interfaces.
While the software includes embedded support for common industry standards, such as HL7 and X.12 EDI, it also provides a suite of data transformation, data validation and data manipulation capabilities that can effectively produce and/or consume proprietary health information systems data formats.
The eiConsole for Healthcare and the eiPlatform provide a single middleware solution to seamlessly integrate:
Once integrated, the selected electronic medical record system can truly provide useful information to the physician at the point of care. The ability to seamlessly cross-reference medical history, prescription history, treatment, test results and outcomes also pre-positions organizations to take advantage of Medicare pay-for-performance incentives.
Healthcare organizations implementing the eiConsole for Healthcare and eiPlatform will reduce their costs, increase patient safety and improve outcomes.
To learn more about how PilotFish integration solutions can help with integrating clinical information systems call or contact us via email.
Call: 860 632-9900 x 511 or email us at: Demo@PilotFishTechnology.com
EICONSOLE FOR HEALTHCARE
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