MIDDLETOWN, CT (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, a provider of middleware solutions, announced today that the State of Connecticut has commenced implementation of the PilotFish eiPortal to support reporting requirements for Stage 1 Meaningful Use testing efforts.
The eiPortal, a cloud-based application, provides 24/7 access to all the implementation resources required to build an interface along with a fully automated, self-service, interface testing and validation facility that will be configured for reporting requirements.
Any common or standards-based message can be configured as an eiPortal service. Each service can be associated with a unique set of business rules, data quality checks and other validations. Once a service is configured, data exchange partners can submit messages electronically for automated review. Subsequently, a web-based UI displays immediate, detailed feedback. It also provides simulated responses (synchronous and asynchronous) to inbound messages, again without requiring human intervention or full test environments. Users can refine their interface and achieve conformance without involving their service provider.
“The State of Connecticut is really able to leverage the self-registration and automation capabilities of the eiPortal to perform Stage 1 Meaningful Use testing and HL7 format and content validation. This will enable all hospitals and practices in the State of Connecticut to build interfaces that will conform to healthcare interoperability standards,” said Neil Schappert, Executive Chairman of Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration. “Starting with HL7 immunization messages, the State will configure services for each Meaningful Use reporting requirement. As each organization that is looking for documentation for Stage 1 attestation for reporting meets these requirements, a certificate will be issued through the eiPortal’s automated process. The time savings for State employees will be considerable.”
The eiPortal greatly exceeds the basic Meaningful Use requirements of just capturing and verifying the electronic transmission of this data. It is also capable of certifying the conformance of these messages against national standards and internal processing requirements. This capability positions Connecticut to manage future-stage Meaningful Use testing, and to use the eiPortal as a pre-production, self-service on-boarding tool to greatly benefit Connecticut healthcare providers. The on-boarding tool will ready them to begin the move to full production for Stage 2 reporting.
“We are excited to partner with PilotFish for our Meaningful Use testing,” commented Mark Raymond, CIO for the State of Connecticut. “The eiPortal allows us to eliminate significant human intervention, while providing a higher level of service to our providers, than would otherwise have been possible.”
“States and organizations are spending millions of dollars working with different partners implementing the same message over and over again. It is a repetitive process that is intensely reliant on expensive human capital. The eiPortal provides a unique solution to automating this process. It frees up IT staffs not just in Government, but in Labs, at HIEs and Manufacturers or any entity that offers a standard set of interfaces, file formats or web services for consumption by many customers,” said Neil Schappert. “Meeting this critical need for the State of Connecticut for Meaningful Use certification is just one example. We are thrilled with the opportunity to help our home state be more efficient. We are also pleased to provide the state’s practices and hospitals with an online resource that lets them meet Meaningful Use requirements faster and with far less effort.”
Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration is exhibiting at HiMSS13, March 4-6, 2013, New Orleans, LA, Booth #7941 – see live demos of the eiPortal and eiConsole for Healthcare (an IDE featuring a graphical Assembly Line for configuring interfaces).
Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish Technology provides middleware software and services to enable the integration of disparate systems. The eiPortal for Healthcare Integration is distributed through Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHII), a subsidiary of PilotFish Technology. Products are distributed directly to end users and through select channel partners.
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San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Palomar Health, the largest health care district in California, is piloting a clinical messaging infrastructure that enables the secure exchange of electronic health record information across its 2,200-square mile trauma area in Southern California.
The system uses the DIRECT Project’s protocols for secure messaging and the HPDPlus specifications for online physician directories, which have been proposed as national standards to facilitate secure patient data exchange among independent health care providers.
The participating health care organizations include all three Palomar Health hospitals- the new Palomar Medical Center and Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway, in addition to Arch Health Partners, the Arthritis Care and Research Center, Escondido Pulmonology Medical Group, Graybill Medical Group, North County Internists, and Palomar Medical Group. The outpatient facilities range from solo practitioners to large multi-specialty physician groups.
“We believe the potential of the DIRECT Project and HPDPlus standards has yet to be fully realized, and we seek to explore the utility of these standards in our community, as well as explore ways in which they may be improved,” Palomar Health Chief Innovation Officer Orlando Portale said. “In particular, we want to establish a reference model for DIRECT Messaging that could be shared with other healthcare organizations throughout California.”
The technologies being piloted enable the secure electronic delivery of inpatient and emergency department discharge summaries to primary care physicians, as well as the exchange of referral requests and consult notes between primary care physicians and specialists.
“It is exciting to see the first stages of the exchange of health information within our physician and healthcare community,” stated Alan Conrad, M.D., Managing Partner of North County Internists in Poway.
The purpose of the pilot is to assess the feasibility and soundness of the DIRECT and HPDPlus standards as the bases for a practical, cost-effective, and non-proprietary infrastructure for health information exchange (HIE) within and among medical communities, Portale said.
The pilot is primarily funded by a grant from the California Health Care Foundation under a contracting agreement with Sujansky and Associates, both based in Northern California, to provide project management and software integration services. Other organizations that have contributed technology and expertise include GSI Health in Philadelphia, Mirth Corporation in Costa Mesa and Sparseware in Carlsbad.
“This project is a great opportunity for the Palomar Health community and the broader HIE audience to road test the DIRECT Messaging model,” Sujansky and Associates President Walter Sujansky said. “We expect the project to show the value of DIRECT Messaging today, as well as the ways the model may be improved in the future.”
For more information about the project, please visit: http://www.sujansky.com/projects_DIRECT_pilot.html
About Palomar Health
Palomar Health is the largest public health-care district by area in California and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County. It is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors, and its primary service area in Inland North San Diego County has more than 500,000 residents.
A Magnet® recognized health care system, Palomar Health has several facilities, including hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Escondido and Poway as well as Palomar Health expresscare health centers in Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos and San Elijo Hills in San Marcos in North San Diego County and Temecula in Riverside County.
Palomar Health provides medical services in virtually all fields of medicine, including primary care, heart care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery.
For more information about Palomar Health, please visit http://www.PalomarHealth.org.