Healthcare providers have more patient information at their fingertips than ever. But lack of interoperability between electronic health records and other platforms and devices makes exchanging, accessing and using this data ineffective for providers. Inconsistent standards for interoperability across healthcare IT systems and facilities lead to incomplete, inaccurate, mismatched and duplicated records, impacting patient safety and care. Lack of interoperability also makes it difficult for providers in value-based care models to coordinate care and advance population health initiatives.
To share patient data safely and effectively, providers need systems that will communicate seamlessly across different platforms. With our expertise in application and interface development and data migration, emids can help by:
- Architecting all clinical systems and devices follow the same data structures, formats and standards.
- Designing, documenting, testing and monitoring live interfaces to keep data flowing smoothly from one platform to another.
- Mapping, coding and testing interfaces between systems and end points
- Validating data sent and received between platforms to ensure correct placement within fields.
- Utilizing Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR) platforms to create open-source applications facilitating interoperability.
- Developing middleware to transfer data between disparate systems via Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and imaging exchange gateways.