The Role of an Interface Engine in Modern Healthcare


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An Interface Engine can cut through health IT vendor data format restrictions, allowing you to share health data freely between any application you choose.

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The Role of an Interface Engine in Modern Healthcare

  1. 1. The Role of anInterface Engine inModern Healthcare
  2. 2. SummaryIn today’s connected healthcare environment, aninterface engine should enable faster deploymentcycle times of high quality interfaces.Healthcare data should flow through the interfaceand ease connections to remote care facilities andproduce valuable metrics that can be used toimprove facility operations and workflows.In these two sentences, the role of an interfaceengine is clearly defined.
  3. 3. Key Roles of a Modern Interface Engine• Cycle Time. Deliver tested, ready- • Community Exchanges. Securely to-deploy interfaces in hours rather and efficiently exchange data with than days, weeks or months. the external healthcare community.• Seamless Promotion of New • Workflow. Create logical workflows Interfaces. Move tested interface and alert the right people when mapping and processing logic into bottlenecks arise. production with a few clicks. Revert to an earlier version of the interface, • Operational Views. Configure data if needed. flow information for analysts, managers or executives with• People. Improve work satisfaction operational responsibility. and productivity.
  4. 4. Cycle TimeAn interface engine’s role is to Interface cycle time is reducedstreamline the process of significantly by using a menu-building, testing, and deploying driven approach to developnew patient data exchanges. interfaces, without the need forWaiting days, weeks, or months time-consuming scripting.for a new interface is An interface engine should alsounacceptable because providers provide leverage within theneed workflows to deliver high interfacing environment. Forquality patient data in a timely example, one quality ADTmanner. interface should be used inAn interface engine is the more than one application. Thiscatalyst in implementing new directly improves cycle time andhealthcare interfaces. can dramatically decrease interfacing costs.
  5. 5. Seamless Promotion of New InterfacesAfter an interface has been This versatility should work indevelop and tested, it should reverse, as well. If the usertake only minutes to place needs to revert to a previousinto production – all without version of the interface, itre-creating objects or should be possible with onlycomponents. An intuitive a few clicks.interface engine This versatility gives usersautomatically includes complete control over theirneeded elements as a new interfacing environment,interface is transferred into allowing them to properlyproduction. manage change.
  6. 6. PeopleIn the past, interface engines required extensiveprogramming knowledge and skills. While these skillsare valuable in health IT, an interface can be built inan interface engine by analysts, allowing more-experienced programmers to work on other time-intensive projects.By offering ease-of-use, interface engines allow ITdepartments to improve resource planning andaccomplish larger projects more efficiently.
  7. 7. Community ExchangesHealth Information Exchanges are increasing innumbers as providers seek to prove they cansecurely exchange electronic patient data outside thefour walls of their organization. An interface enginecan facilitate the growing demand for patient dataexchange via secure Web services, without the needfor VPN.
  8. 8. WorkflowData flow plays a fundamental role in the newemphasis in healthcare on efficient, quality care. It isno longer “good enough” to simply re-work a dateformat and send it on to the next application.Logic needs to be applied to the data that is receivedand also to data that is being routed. Key individualsshould receive automatic alerts when certain triggersoccur, such as when data is missing key elements orwhen a particular event occurs.
  9. 9. Operational ViewsIf the interface engine is the conductor of the dataflow within your organization, then it would bebeneficial if it provided useful operational metrics.An interface engine should capture the data, store it,and, with an added layer, present it graphically soimportant decisions can be made to improve thepatient experience.Access to current information allows users toaddress adverse issues in a timely manner beforethey have negative effects.
  10. 10. Healthcare Integration PlatformAn interface engine is not just an interface engineany longer – it is a healthcare integration platformthat supports the operations of a care deliveryorganization. From interfaces, to workflow, tooperational decisions, interface engines assist inmodernizing the healthcare system.
  11. 11. About Corepoint HealthCorepoint Integration Engine is the standard forinterface engines in meeting todays healthcareintegration demands. The Corepoint Health interfaceengine is meeting the demand for new interfaces withlower costs, higher efficiency, and greaterproductivity. Please visit Our Website for more information.