PilotFish IoT Middleware Delivers Technology Solutions Critical to IoT Integration in Healthcare
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction in healthcare, it presents a vast opportunity to improve diagnosis and treatment, optimize workflows and reduce costs. This transformative change does not come without its challenges. With the explosion of data from connected medical devices and equipment, IoT’s value is only derived from integrating these things with systems in the healthcare ecosystem. A successful IoT strategy must prioritize integration and middleware solutions to achieve the required interoperability. PilotFish’s Integration engine middleware delivers the technology solutions critical to IoT integration and interoperability in healthcare.
The most transformative aspect of IoT for healthcare will likely be the ability to access, aggregate, share and analyze information produced and consumed by the Things on the Internet. With this explosion of data, IoT has the potential to dramatically improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment, optimize workflow and reduce costs. These transformative changes come with many challenges. To realize the full potential of IoT, data from all these millions of devices needs to be accessible and consumable. IoT’s value can only be derived by the integration of these connected things with all the systems in the healthcare ecosystem. A successful IoT business strategy starts with an integration mindset and the criticality of a middleware solution that helps you achieve the required interoperability.
PilotFish’s Integration Engine Suite provides a complete IoT integration solution that is flexible enough to handle the diverse connectivity, validation, data transformation, routing and delivery of information produced and consumed by the Things themselves and scalable to handle the tremendous volume of data.
The PilotFish Integration Engine Connects with and Transforms the Data
from IoT devices to Anything and Everything
PilotFish Meets the Challenges of IoT Integration and Drives Interoperability
IoT integration healthcare scenarios include large numbers of endpoints, humongous volumes of data and the heterogeneous environments and standards that are already rife in healthcare. PilotFish’s architecture, methodologies and functionality are built to meet the challenges confronting medical device/ equipment manufacturers, software applications, IoT and cloud solutions and other solution providers. PilotFish accomplishes this by handling:
Thousands of Endpoints: PilotFish middleware uses a common model approach, one to many, many to one, or many to many, dramatically reducing the number of connection points and interfaces required. PilotFish’s architecture and design also allow highly leveraged reuse. For many users, each new implementation can be achieved by cloning an earlier effort and only making minor modifications in configuration – no programming is required. New client systems can be implemented much more rapidly, which minimizes internal resource costs, realizing new revenues sooner. Solution providers, medical equipment and device makers are realizing fantastic productivity gains, with clients reporting that they can tweak default interfaces to bring on new customers in less than 30 minutes!
Large Volumes of Data: Collecting data streams from smart devices and sensors is fundamental to an IoT solution. PilotFish’s middleware solution provides an elastic scalability model; advanced queuing handles things in a transactional nature. PilotFish supports allowing as much concurrent throughput as is needed. PilotFish’s eiPlatform allows the throttling of the volume of data from each channel to match throughput to the system’s capability to ingest the data. Its capabilities are reliable and easily configured. The PilotFish eiDashboard application monitors these messaging streams and provides real-time visibility with the ability to configure trigger alerts at critical stages.
Heterogeneous Environments and Standards: Integral to using IoT data is the need to work with ANY data standard or format. The PilotFish solution is designed to provide seamless integration with IoT protocols and standards now and as they evolve. PilotFish supports virtually any type of data requirement natively, and its architecture allows easily extending it to support new formats and standards as they are developed.
Legacy Systems and Products: Supporting the Internet of Things requires supporting the new and the old. PilotFish’s tools automate the entire interfacing process, so data can flow smoothly between legacy and new systems, as well as applications, devices, medical equipment, IoT and cloud solutions that don’t natively get along – all without any coding or scripting. In healthcare, smart, connected products will need to coexist with traditional products and systems for a relatively sustained period. This means that transformation will be evolutionary, not revolutionary, and old and new software, devices and solutions will be operating in the same environment by necessity.
PilotFish Simplifies IoT Integration for Solution Providers
PilotFish has success stories in virtually every area of healthcare. (Read our case studies.) Solution providers, medical equipment, and device makers are realizing incredible productivity gains, with clients reporting that they can tweak default interfaces to bring on new customers in less than 30 minutes! Its ease of use is attested to as most of our clients achieve virtually 100% self-sufficiency in short order. With PilotFish, 80% to 90% of integration work can be done by non-developers, leaving in-demand IT talent free for other projects. PilotFish easily connects IoT devices and sensors and enables connections to related information systems and operational assets, delivering more comprehensive business value than a do-it-yourself platform.
Finally, when you work with PilotFish, you get a flexible and extensible middleware solution that can meet the high volume demands of IoT. PilotFish has roots going back over 22 years, meeting the needs of financial services and insurance. Combined with its footprint in healthcare, millions of bits of data flow freely, connecting all these disparate systems across industries. PilotFish’s commercial, ready-built middleware solution can scale to meet every IoT revolution challenge.
Flexible Licensing Options with Made to Order Scalability
According to a report by Grand View Research, the global healthcare IoT market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0% from 2021 to 2028. This growth is attributed to the increasing adoption of connected devices and the growing demand for real-time patient monitoring.
With the growing market for IoT, solution providers need a licensing model that can grow with them. PilotFish fills that need with an on-demand licensing model with a very low-cost entry point and incremental costs as you grow. (The model is similar to the AWS where the fees are based on allocated resources.) PilotFish offers one-time licenses with annual maintenance, monthly subscriptions and an on-demand model that includes maintenance. The monthly minimum for an on-demand license of the eiPlatform (Java runtime) is $3800. A concurrent user license of the eiConsole (IDE) is $375 per month. There are no additional per connection, per interface or per transaction charges, the license also includes unlimited dev, test and cold backups. Together, Solution Providers have all the need for IoT integration and interoperability.