Efficient and Accurate Data Integration: A Comprehensive Solution for HIEs
Data integration in healthcare is crucial for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) when integrating data from multiple systems and databases with varying standards and data formats. PilotFish offers an integration solution that makes data integration easier and faster for HIEs, allowing them to integrate virtually with different systems and databases using any data format or communication protocol. Specific features and components are built in to make working with healthcare-specific standards easier with support for the latest healthcare standards and technologies. PilotFish’s solution is cost-effective and easy to use, allowing non-developers to do up to 90% of the configuration thus reducing the need for expensive developer talent.
In today’s healthcare landscape, the adoption of new technologies is accelerating, making seamless data integration increasingly critical. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are at the forefront of this movement, facilitating the exchange of health information between hospitals, providers, clinics and state entities to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and streamline operations. HIEs are faced with the daunting task of integrating with a growing number of systems and databases with varying standards and data formats with budgets increasingly being stressed. As the demand for integration increases, so does the complexity of the integration process.
PilotFish, Inc. is a leader in the integration space, offering an easy-to-use and learn integration solution that helps HIEs get more done faster. With PilotFish, HIEs can integrate virtually with different systems, databases and applications, ANYTHING to ANYTHING integration. The PilotFish Integration Engine Solution offers an exclusive Graphical Automated Interface Assembly Line that does not require programming or scripting, making it easier and faster to integrate even with complex systems. The solution provides an integrated solution that can be used for all implementations, working with any data standard and simplifying the integration process for HIEs.
PilotFish’s eiPlatform allows Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIEs) to integrate data “to” and “from” all areas of the healthcare ecosystem.
PilotFish offers specific features and components designed to make working with HL7 and X12 EDI standards easier and users more productive. PilotFish allows HIEs to integrate with any database, operating system or application. HIEs can use any data format and any communication protocol – nearly three dozen are built-in and extensible with PilotFish’s open API. This flexibility makes it easier for HIEs to integrate with different healthcare providers, regardless of their data formats. PilotFish also supports a rich set of healthcare-specific standards, including HL7 2.x/HL7 3.x, CCD/CDA, FHIR, DICOM and NCPDP, making it easy to integrate with various healthcare providers.
Benefit from Rapid Implementation Times
With PilotFish’s eiConsole for Healthcare, HIEs benefit from rapid implementation times. The solution enables HIEs to construct each interface from a common set of stages, including Listeners, Processors, Transformations, Routers and Transports. All components can be graphically configured, making it easy for non-developers to use. (Business analysts can take over up to 90% of the integration management and maintenance.) The solution uses drop-down menus and simple configuration screens, making it easier and faster to build healthcare interfaces. All data mapping can be done using visual drag & drop and the codeless as well as intuitive process allows non-developers to do the data mapping. Yet it also allows developers to choose the non-graphical view to work in XSLT or toggle back and forth between the code and graphical view in real-time.
“With the implementation of the PilotFish integration middleware, we’ve already seen dramatic gains in the manageability and flexibility of our trading partner communications. These technical benefits have been coupled with improvements in team productivity, allowing our organization to deliver a much higher level of service to our members than was previously possible.”
Chief Operating Officer, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Leverage Automated, Built-in Functionality and No “Surprise” Additional Costs
PilotFish delivers a complete solution of integrated components encompassing the entire integration life cycle. Unlike competitive engines, there are no additional costs to access components or features or to work with different standards. PilotFish offers a built-in automated parser and validating functionality to ensure data normalization and quality without slowing production. The process identifies, flags, or fixes data issues and manual checks can be eliminated. Developers are freed from decoding and parsing arcane formats. Built-in inline testing can be invoked at any point in the process and end-to-end before deployment. PilotFish is self-documenting, making it easier for HIEs to track the data and processes and no longer depend on who built an interface.
Utilize Interface Reusability and Realize Cost Savings
With PilotFish, HIEs can slash timelines and costs with interface reusability. The solution enables HIEs to easily reuse interfaces by cloning existing ones, utilizing a library of templates and selecting the closest match to what is required for a new interface. HIEs can also use an existing interface as a master template for multiple integration points. PilotFish enables chaining “standard” interfaces with implementation-specific variants, providing immense cost advantages. The cost and time savings from interface reusability can help HIEs use their resources more effectively.
Stay Ahead of the Curve with Support for the Latest Healthcare Standards and Technologies
PilotFish’s solution offers HIEs the ability to stay up-to-date with the latest healthcare standards and technologies. As new standards are developed and introduced into the healthcare industry, HIEs need to integrate with these new standards seamlessly. With PilotFish, HIEs can extend their integration solution to support these new standards and technologies quickly and easily.
PilotFish is constantly updating its solutions to support new technologies and standards. For example, PilotFish recently added support for FHIR, becoming an increasingly important standard in the healthcare industry. This means that HIEs can take advantage of the latest technologies without switching to a new integration solution.
|HL7 2.x / HL7 3.x||Positional Flat Files||Semi-Structured Text|
|CCD / CDA||Delimited Files||XML|
(custom EDI parsers)
|Key / Value||JSON|
|DICOM||XLS / XLSX||Zip|
|NCPDP||DICOM||Binary (.wav, .jpg)|
One of the advantages of PilotFish’s solution is that it is built on a modular architecture, which means that HIEs can easily add new components to the solution to support new standards or technologies. For example, if a new communication protocol is introduced into the healthcare industry, HIEs can add a new module to the solution to support this protocol.
PilotFish also allows HIEs to update existing components to support new versions of standards. This means that when a new version of a standard is released, HIEs can load in the new version to update their integration solution. PilotFish makes it easy for HIEs to stay up-to-date with the latest standards and technologies without replacing their entire integration solution.
In addition to supporting new standards and technologies, PilotFish also allows HIEs to customize their integration solution to meet their specific needs. HIEs can easily add custom components to the solution to support their unique requirements. This flexibility allows HIEs to tailor their integration solution to their particular needs, ensuring that they can seamlessly integrate with all their healthcare partners.
Achieve Peace of Mind with a Flexible and Extensible Solution
PilotFish’s solution is flexible and extensible, allowing HIEs to integrate with any database, operating system or application. HIEs can work with any healthcare provider, regardless of the technology they are using. Additionally, PilotFish’s solution is designed to support different healthcare standards, ensuring that HIEs can easily integrate with different healthcare systems. This flexibility and extensibility make PilotFish an excellent choice for HIEs that need to integrate with a wide range of systems and standards.
Make Use of Business Analysts to Better Utilize Your IT Resources
One of the most significant benefits of PilotFish’s solution is its ease of use. The graphical interface allows business analysts to do up to 90% of the configuration, freeing up scarce developer talent. HIEs can get up and running quickly without spending a lot of time and resources on training. Additionally, the codeless and intuitive process makes it easy for non-developers to do the configuration thus reducing the need for expensive developer talent.
Stretch Your Budget Further
Finally, PilotFish’s solution offers significant cost savings for HIEs. The built-in automated parser and validating functionality ensures data normalization and quality without slowing down production thereby eliminating manual checks. The cost of maintaining and updating the integration solution is also significantly lower than other solutions because there are no additional costs to access components or features. With PilotFish’s solution, HIEs can reduce costs while improving efficiency and data quality.
Our on-demand licensing model also offers an HIE a lower cost of entry. Similar to the AWS model, licensees pay for the resources used with a low monthly minimum. There are no additional fees for dev, test and cold back-ups as well.
PilotFish’s Integration Engine solution is a comprehensive and flexible solution that can help HIEs improve data integration efficiency, reduce costs, and streamline operations. The solution is easy to use, extensible and supports a rich set of healthcare-specific standards. Additionally, PilotFish is constantly updating its solution to support new technologies and standards, ensuring that HIEs can stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the healthcare industry. By choosing PilotFish, HIEs can improve their integration capabilities and provide better patient outcomes.
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