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Healthcare Interoperability

Interoperability Achieved with PilotFish’s Integration Engine Product Suite

PilotFish’s Integration Engine Product Suite is a software platform designed to address the challenges of interoperability in the healthcare industry. It provides powerful capabilities for healthcare interoperability and helps healthcare organizations to accurately and securely exchange patient data between different systems. The product suite consists of three components: the eiPlatform, eiConsole and eiDashboard. The eiConsole provides built-in support for healthcare standards such as HL7, XML, HIPAA EDI and FHIR, enabling healthcare organizations to exchange patient information in a standardized format. The eiConsole also has data mapping and transformation and message routing capabilities to ensure secure reliable data delivery. The PilotFish Integration Engine Suite also provides APIs for easy integration and development. The product has received a 5-star rating on Capterra and is widely used in the healthcare industry.

Interoperability in Healthcare Workflow Example with PilotFish Middleware

Healthcare Interoperability Workflow Example Using PilotFish’s Integration Engine


The PilotFish Integration Engine Product Suite is a software platform designed to address the challenges of interoperability in Healthcare. Interoperability refers to the ability of different systems to communicate and exchange data with each other. This is essential in Healthcare to ensure that patient data is accurately and securely shared between different systems.

This cutting-edge HL7 interface engine solution offers powerful capabilities for healthcare interoperability. The PilotFish Integration Engine Product Suite consists of the eiPlatform (Java Runtime), the eiConsole for Healthcare (graphical development environment) and the eiDashboard (web-based application for interface monitoring and reporting). With the eiPlatform, you can connect a virtually limitless number of healthcare information systems to a single server, utilizing advanced performance-enhancing techniques such as NTM Acceleration and Intelligent Caching. PilotFish allows you to significantly reduce the total number of interfaces required between internal and external business applications through a common integration model, making healthcare interoperability achievable.

PilotFish’s eiConsole provides built-in support for HL7 and other healthcare standards as well as XML and HIPAA EDI standards. This support enables connecting anything to anything and using any communications protocol. The eiConsole features self-documentation through an “Assembly Line” process for building consistent and easy-to-maintain interfaces. It allows you to audit every message through every stage with configurable logging. Confidential information is also secure, thanks to an array of industry-accepted encryption and decryption methods.

The support of healthcare standards by PilotFish’s Integration Engine Suite is a critical factor in addressing the challenges of interoperability in Healthcare. Healthcare standards define the protocols, data structures and models for exchanging information between different systems. By supporting these standards, PilotFish helps to ensure that data can be accurately and consistently shared between different systems.

For example, supporting HL7 2.x and 3.x standards by PilotFish’s solution allows healthcare organizations to exchange patient data (including clinical and administrative data) between different systems in a standardized format. Similarly, support for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard enables healthcare organizations to share patient information, such as medical records, between different systems in a standardized and secure manner.

The support of standards such as Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) helps healthcare organizations to exchange clinical information between different systems in a standardized and consistent format. Supporting C-CDA ensures that patient information is accurate, up-to-date and accessible by all relevant parties, which is crucial in improving patient care.

One of the PilotFish eiConsole’s core components is data mapping and transformation. This process involves converting data from one format or structure to another so that the receiving system can use it. Accurate data mapping is crucial in Healthcare because different systems often use other data formats, which can lead to errors or inconsistencies when exchanging data. The eiConsole’s exclusive three-pane data mapping panel provides a flexible platform for visually mapping data from one system to another, helping to minimize these risks and enabling business analysts to perform much of the mapping work.

The eiConsole’s Data Mapper facilitates interoperability in Healthcare by providing the following:

  • Flexibility: The eiConsole’s data mapper is highly flexible, allowing users to easily map data between different healthcare standards, such as HL7, X12, and DICOM.
  • Ease of Use: The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making it easy for non-technical users to map data between different formats while allowing developers to work in the XSLT or toggle back and forth between the two. The Friendly Name option assigns a descriptive label, which is useful for those unfamiliar with HL7. 
  • Streamlined Workflow: The eiConsole streamlines the data mapping process, reducing the time and resources required to map data between different systems. Many other products use a line drawing model for data mapping, which quickly becomes a complex, unmanageable mess. With PilotFish, the mapping remains organized as you scroll down.
  • Automation: The eiConsole’s data mapping process can be automated, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the risk of errors. Save time with Mappings or portions of mappings that you can use for future projects.
  • Improved Data Quality: By mapping data accurately, the eiConsole helps ensure that data is consistent and high-quality which improves patient care and outcomes.

Another key feature of the eiConsole is its message routing capabilities. Message routing allows healthcare organizations to send messages between systems securely and reliably, ensuring that data is delivered to the correct recipient. The software also includes pre-built Listener and Transport connectors for virtually every kind of communications protocol, which facilitates interoperability by making it easier for healthcare organizations to integrate with other systems and exchange data with them.

In addition to its technical capabilities, the PilotFish Integration Engine Suite also provides a set of APIs that can be used to integrate applications and data sources. APIs allow healthcare organizations to quickly and easily develop new integrations without worrying about the underlying technology or data format.

PilotFish Integration Engine Suite provides excellent value. All the adaptors, 40+ Listener Types, 140+ Processor Types and 30+ Transport Types are included at no additional cost. There are also no extra fees per interface or connection. The PilotFish on-demand model provides a low cost of entry; you can add additional resources at only an incremental cost.

We are proud to have received a 5-star rating on Capterra (a Gartner Company) for our products and services. The PilotFish product suite is widely used in Healthcare, and the company is a well-established provider of healthcare integration solutions with a reputation for delivering high-quality, reliable products. PilotFish is used in virtually every kind of entity in the healthcare space, including Solution Providers, EMR vendors, HIEs, Population Health, Revenue Cycle, Revenue Recovery, Medical Device and Equipment Makers, Payers, Payment Integrity, Data & Quality Analytics, Hospitals, Claims Management, Medical Labs and State Government.

PilotFish offers end-user licenses with low monthly subscriptions and one-time licenses with annual maintenance. If you’re interested in bundling the engine with your service or application, PilotFish offers greatly reduced license pricing and VAR options.

Our team of highly skilled software engineers provides an extraordinary level of service to help our customers implement PilotFish. We offer hands-on training, support packages and troubleshooting to assist our customers at any point.

Experience the benefits of Healthcare Interoperability for yourself. Contact PilotFish for a free demonstration or review of your use case and how we can help you. We’ll show you how easy it can be to achieve healthcare interoperability with PilotFish.

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