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PilotFish to Host Webinar “The Top 5 Reasons Solution Providers Can’t Integrate”

November 17, 2015 at 2:00-3:00 pm

Join Us and Learn How Medical Equipment and Solution Providers Can Overcome the Barriers to Healthcare Integration in this insightful  1 Hour Webinar

A 2014 survey conducted by the nonprofit eHealth Initiative identified three, not-so-shocking barriers to successful interoperability. 74% of respondents cited the cost of interface development. Another 64% of the polled organizations mentioned challenges in receiving timely and appropriate support from their EHR vendors. Almost half (48%) also blame the sheer technical difficulty of building interfaces.

In April of 2015, the ONC went so far as to prepare a report to Congress to address widespread reports of “health information blocking”. As if interoperability were not hard enough, the document details how many organizations – quite explicitly including EMR vendors – engage in practices that actively and intentionally make integration painful or prohibitively expensive in an effort to squelch competition.

HL7 is the de facto standard for communicating healthcare data, but as any experienced HL7 integrator will tell you, HL7 is anything but standard. The variations in implementations make each implementation unique. All these factors together combine to increase the challenges that medical and equipment providers face when integrating.

In this webinar, you’ll learn that a successful integration strategy for medical equipment and solution providers is built on the guiding principle that the customer should be required do as little as possible. Adapt to them, and don’t count on the reverse. Conform to what their EMR gives you. We’ll show you what tools you can use and what technologies to stay away from.


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