FAQ: Do we need an FTE dedicated solely to the interface engine in order to manage it?
There are a number of factors that come into play in determining the right staffing model for a hospital in supporting their interface environment. Some factors include:
- Size of the hospital
- Number of interfaces planned
- Number of interfaces in production
- Complexity of the workflows
All of the above contribute to determining the right staffing model.
In general, building, testing, and deploying interfaces does not take a full-time employee. Ongoing management and maintenance is typically incorporated into the network or IT operations functions. For Corepoint Health customers, a mid-sized hospital may have a half FTE assigned to interface development.