Systems Integration and Interoperability

Meeting Your Healthcare Data and Integration Needs in Real-Time

Interoperability is the ability of two or more components, applications, or systems to exchange and use information. The best analogy for interoperability is a digital nervous system – a backbone that transports standardized messages both to and from the end points and a brain that analyzes the messages traveling through the system. Our interoperability capabilities can help you to reduce redundant data entry, speed access to information, and create a real-time flow of information. The key benefit of interoperability is improving visibility, sharing, and re-use of data between disparate healthcare applications and devices.

Quick Start Your ICD-10 Implementation

We can start your 4010 to 5010 migration and then transition into your ICD-10 remediation projects. We approach ICD-10 with a phased roadmap of coordinated projects that begins with a careful analysis of your applications and continues through planning the cultural transition of using the expanded code set. e offer cost-effective solutions including off-shore development, tools and technology knowledge, and proven project management. Our ICD-10 solution can ease the cultural transition with visibility into general equivalency mappings and a historical analysis of your claims or billing. We understand your goal of keeping the accounts receivable neutral and running smoothly. Now is the time to get a roadmap in place before scarce IT resources put you at risk of missing important deadlines.

A Digital Nervous System for Healthcare Providers

Our HL7 interoperability solution connects healthcare IT applications using standardized HL7 and ANSI X12 messages. This message bus architecture:

  • Will reduce or eliminate high levels of redundant data entry for physicians, nurses and patients
  • Connects medical devices for data collection into newer EMR systems and collects these transactions in near real time and uses them to provide immediate operational feedback and clinical alerts.
  • Is designed to ease HL7 messaging with external vendors, regulatory agencies, laboratories and health plans.
  • Combines the strength of standardized messages with a service-oriented architecture (SOA). reates a flexible interoperability solution that can be phased into use within a healthcare organization to support both Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives.
  • Enables a strong healthcare analytics environment.

Easily Implement Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software

One of the challenges of implementing a large-scale EMR software (Cerner, EPIC) is that you must continue to operate during the implementation. An interoperability solution can take information from your existing systems that produce HL7 or ANSI X12 transactions, laboratory systems, ancillary systems or newer medical devices, and feed that data to the new application. As a result, the data entry or data collection process to start-up or parallel test the new EMR system can be reduced and, in some cases, eliminated. The cost and time savings will more than justify the cost of the interoperability solution.

Improve Operations with Near Real-time Transaction Information

Simply saving the HL7 transactions being created and transmitted between your applications can provide valuable insights into daily operations. The near real-time capture of HL7 transactions will allow the creation of event notification systems to react to operational needs, patient safety or quality initiatives.

Integrate Current Applications with Future Software Acquisitions

Most modern healthcare applications speak HL7 standard messages or can be interfaced to create HL7 or ANSI X12 messages. This “common language” allows healthcare organizations to integrate the disparate applications in their IT environment including registration systems, lab systems, core measure tracking, surgical software suites, and newer medical devices. In addition, the common language of electronic transactions allows integration with external organizations – vendors, other healthcare organizations, providers and national level organizations.

Enable Value-Based Care and Clinical Integration with Epic

Healthcare transformation is causing many organizations to prepare for a future operating model with a value-based care framework and the flexibility to adapt to all forms of contracting deemed strategic by the health system. We are a leader in healthcare systems integration, business intelligence, and analytics, and have been working with Epic Cogito since version 5.0. Our knowledge and real-life experience with nationally recognized healthcare systems, coupled with a host of BI and analytics competencies, make us the proven healthcare transformation partner.

Your Healthcare Systems Integration Partner

Let us help you on your value-based care journey by:

  • Conducting a value-based care readiness assessment
  • Providing data governance methodology and support
  • Building a Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC)
  • Integrating all of your Epic and non-Epic data
  • Delivering clinically integrated insights
  • Generating a holistic view of your patient population
  • Providing dashboards and reports to improve physician performance and patient outcomes
  • Identifying patients with chronic conditions and those that are non-compliant