Integration Services

Systems integration in healthcare has grown in scope from the days of HL7 2.x interfaces via point-to-point messaging or through an interface engine to the emerging interoperability standards and solutions in today’s market. This growth of technology and standards has created gaps that hospital integration staff and connected community members must quickly close. HIS vendors are not immune to integration gaps and the pressure they face with their system implementation schedules. AOI® works directly with several EMR, HIE, EDIS & Patient Monitoring vendors to deliver the integration portion of their implementation process, enabling them to focus on their application and the customer-facing elements of workflow analysis, configuration, training and rollout. AOI has solid industry experience providing integration services that span the spectrum of integration projects.

A recent industry study reported that most US hospitals use physiologic and vital signs monitors of some sort but the majority of hospitals are not interfacing the devices with their EMRs, meaning that time-consuming and error-prone processes are still in place. Our experienced consultants have completed hundreds of device integration projects for a wide variety of customers. Our device integration expertise includes:

  • Bedside Monitoring
  • Telemetry Monitoring
  • Low-Acuity Medical Devices
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Home Health Devices

AOI employees are certified in several major interface engines, including:

  • Cloverleaf
  • Corepoint
  • Siemens OPENLink
  • Orion Rhapsody

AOI has direct experience with the following interface engines:

  • Cerner Millennium Open Engine
  • Cloverleaf
  • Corepoint
  • Eclipsys eLink & eWebIt
  • iNTERFACEWARE Iguana & Chameleon
  • Microsoft BizTalk
  • NextGen Rosetta
  • Orion Rhapsody
  • Siemens OPENLink
  • Oracle JavaCAPS

We use our skills and knowledge to work directly with HIS vendors on the rollout of interface implementations; we contract directly with provider organizations; and, we assist with interface backlog projects or complete interface outsourcing.

Our healthcare integration standards experience includes:

  • HL7 2.x and 3.x certified staff
  • IHE profile implementation
  • Contributing members on statewide standards groups for HIE integration
  • CDA, CCD, and CCR clinical document development and implementations

We have Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) architectures experience with:

  • Accelero Connect®, AOI’s healthcare application integration framework
  • Enterprise patterns for integration
  • Enterprise Service BUS architectures for message handling
  • Asynchronous exchange patterns

 

Please visit our Solutions page for additional information on our complete spectrum of professional services, including implementation, consulting and technical services.