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Medical Device Integration

Simplify Medical Device Integration and Speed Up EHR Implementation

Today, healthcare entities are looking to integrate medical device data not only into their EHRs, but into many other clinical and analytic solutions to innovate around mobile and new intelligent workflows. With PilotFish, you never run into a standard, format or protocol that you cannot support. With our Open APIs, our product is easily extensible to support new protocols, formats and standards.

PilotFish offers a future-proof solution that allows you to leverage new technology as it comes to market and demand arises.


Medical Device Integration in EHR using PilotFish Platform


EMR Implementation and Connecting Medical Devices

PilotFish provides built-in support for all versions of HL7® 2.x, 3.x and FHIR. That includes extended and non-standards compliant versions. We also have built-in support for DICOM, CCR, CCD/CDA, X12 EDI and more. PilotFish also offers support for over 25 communication protocols out-of-the-box. 

PilotFish rapidly enables the connection of medical devices to EMRs, related information systems, the Internet of Medical Things (IOMT) in any environment, operational assets and more. 

With the eiConsole for Healthcare Interface Engine IDE, you build your healthcare interfaces with an Automated Interface Assembly Line process.

Interface Engine Software by PilotFish Showing the Graphical Assembly Line

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Each interface is constructed from a common set of stages (these include Listeners, Processors, Transformations, Routers and Transports). It’s a simple, repeatable process for any interface you build. 

PilotFish Medical Device Integration:

  • Reduces complexity and eliminates variations between interfaces 
  • Is the only non-script driven Healthcare Interface Engine. All components can be graphically configured with no programming required.
  • Eliminates all dependencies on who built an interface 
  • Handles even the most complex integrations with true graphical drag & drop data mapping
  • Is natively “self-documenting” enabling non-technical staff to do maintenance and updates 
  • Offers a full graphical Test Mode complete with error logging and detail at any stage, right within the application
  • Speeds implementations by cloning existing interfaces, utilizing an existing interface as a master template for multiple integration points, and chaining “standard” interfaces with implementation-specific variants
  • Architected to set up new partners and customers in 30 minutes or less with master interface templates

Unlike other Healthcare Interface Engine solutions, PilotFish provides a consistent means to adeptly handle not only large batch oriented data and HL7 2.x messaging, but also highly conversational XML and JSON APIs.

Designed for use by both seasoned software engineers and Business Analysts (BAs), PilotFish delivers the greatest flexibility for your organization. Known for its ease of use and short learning curve, teams are up and running in record time. In fact, BAs can do up to 90% of the ongoing work. The cost advantages of reusability alone can be immense.


PilotFish Client Product Quote“Managing the flow of data between disparate information systems and devices remains a critical issue faced by the entirety of the healthcare community. Partnering with PilotFish addresses this interoperability challenge by integrating a best-of-breed integration engine with an advanced technology solution to create a scalable, flexible and cost-effective solution tailored to our clients’ ever-changing needs.”


Vice President, Mobile Healthcare Solutions


Interoperability Supports Medical Device Data Integrity and Analytics

With PilotFish, MDI captures data from devices and populates electronic medical records (EMR) automatically. Interoperability allows complete, current patient data from an array of sources—not only from the lab and bedside monitors, but also from wearables and at-home monitors. This more complete array of data allows providers and institutions to make evidence-based decisions more quickly.

PilotFish offers a future-proof solution that allows you to leverage new technology as it comes to market.

The faster you can configure interfaces to and from your medical devices and equipment to multiple customer systems, the lower your cost and the greater the value your offerings provide. Interfaces that take months to build can delay implementations on your product installation, be difficult to cost justify and make your products less competitive.


PilotFish Client Product Quote“We’ve used PilotFish’s eiConsole since 2012 to quickly develop end-to-end interfaces for our mobile medication management products. The winning combination of their easily-digestible training, simple yet powerful console user interface, and even a repository of existing interface templates made PilotFish an easy decision when we needed to integrate an interface broker solution.“


Director Software Engineering, Software and Medical Equipment


Each of the core components of the interface assembly line is configurable, pluggable and extensible. By loosely coupling the interoperability API (e.g., HL7 or IHE messaging protocol specifics), changes to evolving standards require only configuration changes in the middleware layer, leaving the core system logic unaltered. Existing system deployments can be updated to support newer versions of the standards through the deployment of updated file-based configurations.

MDI can provide the necessary data to enable clinical surveillance systems that can help improve efficiency, decrease variation and increase the quality of care by providing a nearly real-time view of patient status in hospitals and other internal and external settings. 


PilotFish Offers Low-Cost Licensing and Bundling Options

Many organizations rely on home-grown interface engines or point-to-point interfaces to handle their current medical device integration requirements. When you consider that IT resources are your single most significant expense, the cost savings in productivity alone with PilotFish’s Healthcare Interface Engine solution more than justifies its very affordable price.

PilotFish’s restricted-use bundling licenses start at a small fraction of a server license. One server gives the ability to run hundreds of interfaces, enough for a large hospital or even several, for example. And we are server agnostic.

Learn more about the eiPlatform Interface Engine (Java Runtime) and the eiConsole for Healthcare (Interface Engine IDE). Read our medical device integration case studies – Beating Medical Device Market Expectations by Leveraging PilotFish and Medical Equipment EHR Solution.

PilotFish offers an all-in-one solution for medical device and medical equipment integration that surpasses the competition – as independent evaluation consistently confirms. Contact us to learn more about how to bundle our solution with your medical devices or equipment and start communicating with EHRs and other hospital systems. Ask us about our Value Added Reseller program, too.

If you’re curious about the software features, free trial, or even a demo – we’re ready to answer any and all questions. Please call 813 864 8662 or click the button.

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