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PilotFish Integration Helps Crothall Healthcare Expedite Admission, Discharge & Transfer Processes for Hospital Clients

New HL7 Interface Engine Provides Faster, Easier Systems Integration


MIDDLETOWN, CT, February 21, 2014 – Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc., or PilotFish Healthcare, the healthcare subsidiary of PilotFish, Inc., a leading provider of middleware solutions, today announced that its new Healthcare Integration Engine solution has been licensed by Crothall Healthcare. Crothall is an industry leader in premium support services, including cleaning and maintaining more than 300 million square feet of hospitals daily and completing over 10 million patient transports per year. The PilotFish solution will allow Crothall to reduce hospital operating costs, increase patient throughput, improve patient experience, and support clinical staff.


“Hospitals are increasingly requiring more automation and integration between very diverse systems,” said Michael DeMarco, Vice President, Information Services, Crothall Healthcare. “PilotFish’s Healthcare Integration Engine provides us with the ability to integrate these systems in the most rapid way possible. The solution is also highly configurable and extensible through open APIs. No matter what communications protocol, database or data format we need to support, PilotFish offers us that flexibility. With PilotFish, the barriers to interoperability are removed, and Crothall is best positioned to meet the ever-changing needs of our hospital clients.”


“We’ve been in the business of integration for 13 years and, with our recent expansion into healthcare, we’ve been able to bring not only our expertise but our product’s simplified approach for solving complex integration challenges to the healthcare industry,” stated PilotFish Healthcare CEO, Neil Schappert.  “Crothall Healthcare will benefit from our integration engine’s assembly line process for configuring interfaces and the ability to perform data transformations graphically, without writing a single line of code. Our solution vastly simplifies the healthcare integration process and will allow faster execution of Crothall’s clients’ services.”


Continued DeMarco, “With PilotFish, we are able to provide our customers with faster service, decreased operating costs with higher efficiency, improved customer service, and a greatly enhanced overall patient experience.”


Appearance at HIMSS14

PilotFish Healthcare will showcase its full line of healthcare integration solutions at the upcoming HIMSS14 annual conference in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 23-27. The company invites HIMSS14 attendees to visit booth (#7665) to take a Test Drive or watch a live demo of its interface engine and receive a free stuffed fish toy.


About Crothall Healthcare
Crothall Healthcare provides specialized, high-quality, innovative, and responsive support services to the healthcare industry, using a framework of passion, precision, and performance. Crothall Healthcare: our passion. your possibilities. Our core services include Environmental Services, Patient Transport, Laundry & Linen, Facilities Management, Healthcare Technology Solutions.


About PilotFish Healthcare

Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHI) is a subsidiary of PilotFish, Inc. Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish, Inc. develops middleware to enable the integration of disparate systems. APHI distributes PilotFish products directly to healthcare industry end users and through select channel partners. Visit for more information.

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