PLANO, Texas, June 15, 2009 – Corepoint Health  – the next generation of NeoTool – released a new version of its Corepoint Connections product suite, enhancing interface monitoring capabilities and delivering new standards support for radiology workflows .
“Every day, we are asked to deliver more. Corepoint Health continues to deliver top-quality integration features which enable us to manage the new demands in a productive, cost-effective manner,” stated Stephen Stewart MBA, FACHE, Chief Information Officer with Henry County Health Center.
Stewart continued, “With the enhanced capabilities to manage our integration environment, we can group our interfaces in a way that makes sense for our operations and then view them graphically in the web-based console. We can quickly pinpoint potential areas of concern and resolve them instantly. Corepoint Health strengthens our capacity to manage IT service levels productively and ensure patient data flows to the intended points of care seamlessly. Corepoint Health’s new interface monitoring and management capabilities are first-rate.”
Specific new capabilities to Corepoint Connections  product suite include the ability to:
Visualize and manage interfaces across the enterprise:
Groupings: Connections can be easily grouped, enabling more effective management of the integration environment. Connections can be grouped by application type, location type, etc. – whatever is the most effective means to manage the data exchanges to meet organizational service level standards.
Enhanced Visual Monitoring:
Through the web-based console, connections and connection groupings can be viewed in a clear, graphical format. It provides an instant “green light” view if all individual connections within a group are working properly. If an issue exists, with a few clicks, the connection experiencing a problem can be found quickly.
Connections within Corepoint Integration Engine  can now be documented with owner contact and other user-defined information to assist with managing specific interfaces.
For Corepoint Community Exchange, details about a specific message in a mailbox can be quickly viewed. If a message needs to be re-sent, it can be quickly edited, as needed, and sent with a click.
As interfaces and connections grow, managing the integration environment effectively and productively is essential. Viewing a roll-up of interfaces saves time in ensuring the integration environment is operating as intended, with quick drill downs and easy access to connection information to solve problems at a detailed level when needed.
Specify next step automated actions based on an interface alert:
Automated Interface Alert Actions: Corepoint Health has led the industry in delivering real-time, configurable alerts on interfaces deployed in various healthcare IT environments. With enhanced features, specific actions now can automatically occur when an interface alert threshold is met. Several, new automated alert actions include: starting a connection, stopping a connection, restarting a connection, and running a user-defined set of actions.
Automating specific remedial actions translates directly into higher service levels being delivered by a healthcare IT department. Less labor is spent directly monitoring the interface environment due to proactive, automated actions being initiated based on defined conditions.
Manage code translations with greater efficiency:
Upload code translation file: Code set translations can now be defined in a separate Excel or CSV file. Through an import wizard, the translated codes are quickly and simply loaded into Corepoint Integration Engine to be used in interface logic and mappings.
Manual look-up of codes and tedious translation efforts are eliminated. Processing of clinical or billing data is efficient with data being processed through the integration platform smoothly and quickly, automatically making the code translations as defined.
Enhance radiology workflows with added integration options:
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a common format for image storage. It allows for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. Visit DICOM website. Synonyms: Digital Imaging and Communications... Support: With the addition of a DICOM Storage SCP – Service Class Provider – Gear, DICOM messages are accepted within Corepoint Integration Engine and the header information is converted into an XML document that can be used to create an HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to author consensus-based standards representing a board view from healthcare system stakeholders. HL7 has compiled a collection of message form... order message or converted into other data formats.
With the DICOM Storage SCP Gear, manually re-entering orders between systems can be eliminated, reducing errors, decreasing order-to-read cycle time, and utilizing resources in more value-added activities. Studies also can be more accurately matched to orders, increasing precision and proficiency.
“With the current cost pressures on radiology practices, implementing solutions which can make workflows less expensive and more effective adds significant value,” said Timothy Gould R.T. R MR, Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) are devoted to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of images. The medical images are stored in an independent format, most commonly DICOM. Synonyms: Picture Archiving Communication Sys... Administrator, Radiology Associates of San Antonio, PA. “Corepoint Health’s DICOM solution will enable us to remove manual effort from our workflows, saving us time and costs. We will be able to deliver better service with greater efficiency – a valuable combination that Corepoint Health has delivered.”
Corepoint Health is solely focused on producing software solutions for the healthcare IT market, working with various hospitals, radiology groups and practices, clinics, labs, and vendors.
“Healthcare IT is experiencing tremendous opportunity and challenges simultaneously. With each product release, we focus on how we can add value to the healthcare operations and patient data flows of our customers,” said Dave Shaver, CTO at Corepoint Health. “Given the response from our customers, they are achieving real, tangible results with our solutions, and we will continue to focus on delivering innovative features which translate directly into efficiencies.”