Clinical Data Acquisition & Integrations

Leveraging the AWS Cloud platform to help leading medical organization accelerate growth and cut operational costs costs


The Emids client is a leading national medical group with more than $5 billion in revenue. The group provides physician-led services, ambulatory surgery center management, post-acute care and medical transportation among other services. The client encounters more than 30 million patients annually across the U.S.

But the client faced several data challenges impeding its long-term growth.

The group’s clinical data exchange had more than 1,100 point-to-point connections to support data acquisition and had more than 600 sites reporting Medicare-Access-and-CHIP-Reauthorization-Act/Merit-based-Incentive-Payment-System data via a paper-based abstraction process. Additionally, the client was losing revenue from delayed billing caused by incomplete data as well as minimal to no internal checkpoints on data feeds.

Emids Solution

That’s where Emids was brought on to serve as a strategic data partner.

Our team adopted a consulting-led approach to identify key stakeholders, conduct interviews, understand the state of data acquisition & ingestion, clinical flows, technology and integration tools. We carried out a detailed assessment of Health Information Exchanges (HIE), Epic App Orchid, Cerner Hub and other data sources as identified by the client.

We defined a new strategy for real-time data acquisition and developed a data-acquisition roadmap illustrating data feeds. We recommended a structured format of electronic health records data for acquisition. This included using Epic APIs and the Epic App Orchard and a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based implementation strategy, HL7 for Cerner HUB and CCD-based strategy for HIE’s.

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The solution was built on the AWS cloud platform leveraging S3 for storage, RedShift for data warehousing, Athena for interactive analytics and a host of other AWS services like Lamda, Glue, and Kinesis data streams.


Emids became the client’s strategic data partner for more than two years, resulting in scalable FHIR-based solutions hosted on the AWS platform. This reduced effort and increased savings on operational costs.

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