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With a solid, integrated data foundation in place, it becomes easier to smartly scale to add new layers to your health data ecosystem. Whether it be to simply satisfy the Meaningful Use requirement of sending patient summary of care information to state public health repositories, to incorporate new clinics and hospitals as health systems continue to consolidate and expand, or to offer premium services to the referring medical community, you now have the ability to effectively create meaningful interoperability outside the four walls of your organization.
Through the experience and lessons learned from connecting internal applications and populating a patient database using Corepoint Integration Engine, users now have the experience necessary to obtain and share data between applications.
While Meaningful Use is a good minimum threshold for exchange, most modern, connected systems go beyond Meaningful Use requirements and employ a variety of data standards and exchange methods to build a dynamic ecosystem that provides key insights that include treatment history and context where it is needed – at the point of care.
Externally exchange health data using a variety of methods with Corepoint Integration Engine depending on users’ needs and easily satisfy Meaningful Use requirements using:
- Direct Project and web services (data transport) [Download our Direct Project ebook]
- Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) HL7 CDA uses XML for encoding of the documents and breaks down the document in generic, unnamed, and non-templated sections. Documents can include discharge summaries, progress notes, history and physical reports,... (data standard)
- 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...
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a low-level communications protocol used to connect hosts on the Internet or a network. TCP/IP connections are established between clients and servers via sockets. TCP/IP is stream-oriented ...
- FTP, and more
With the technology already in place, many healthcare organizations are using Microsoft technologies to help expand operations and quickly incorporate new facilities and exchange partners. Microsoft technologies are more affordable and have many proven benefits, including:
- High Availability
- Proven Privacy and Security
- Scalable SQL servers
- The ability to easily find data using Google-like search across multiple days and connections
You can also download the full whitepaper (pdf): What are the High Level Goals of Healthcare Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.?Healthcare Interoperability