HL7 Integration: From Trial and Error to Predictable Project Outcomes
By nature, an HL7interfacing project consists of many unknown unknowns. And far too many teams rely on trial and error and drawn-out iterative processes to get projects completed. Unfortunately, those in charge often lack the transparency into accurate information about project status. With complex projects, the result all too often is an inability to predictably hit a target go-live date, impacting planning and the ability of leadership to extract the maximum value from project resources.
This presentation introduces a new concept, Interface Lifecycle Management, which covers 7 key stages that every healthcare organization goes through when implementing interfaces. These steps are: scoping, configuration, validation, go-live, monitoring, maintenance and support, and finally, an upgrade decision when sending systems change. Using examples drawn from providers and HIT vendors, the presenter will cover best practices and automation strategies that leadership can implement during each step regardless of interface engine or integration technology in use.