FTE Requirements for Interface Development and Management

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.

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