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State of Connecticut Selects eiTestBed for Healthcare Integration for Meaningful Use Testing

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – March 4, 2013 – Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, a provider of middleware solutions, announced today that the State of Connecticut has commenced implementation of the PilotFish eiTestBed to support reporting requirements for Stage 1 Meaningful Use testing efforts.

The eiTestBed, a cloud-based application, provides 24/7 access to all the implementation resources required to build an interface along with a fully automated, self-service, interface testing and validation facility that will be configured for reporting requirements.

Any common or standards-based message can be configured as an eiTestBed service. Each service can be associated with a unique set of business rules, data quality checks, and other validations. Once a service is configured, data exchange partners can submit messages electronically for automated review. Subsequently, a web-based UI displays immediate, detailed feedback. It also provides simulated responses (synchronous and asynchronous) to inbound messages, again without requiring human intervention or full test environments. Users can refine their interface and achieve conformance without involving their service provider.

“The State of Connecticut is really able to leverage the self-registration and automation capabilities of the eiTestBed to perform Stage 1 Meaningful Use testing and HL7 format and content validation. “This will enable all hospitals and practices in the State of Connecticut to build interfaces that will conform to healthcare interoperability standards”, said Neil Schappert, Executive Chairman of Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration. “Starting with HL7 immunization messages, the State will configure services for each Meaningful Use reporting requirement. As each organization that is looking for documentation for Stage 1 attestation for reporting meets these requirements, a certificate will be issued through the eiTestBed”s automated process. The time savings for State employees will be considerable.”

The eiTestBed greatly exceeds the basic Meaningful Use requirements of just capturing and verifying the electronic transmission of this data. It is also capable of certifying the conformance of these messages against national standards and internal processing requirements. This capability positions Connecticut to manage future-stage Meaningful Use testing, and to use the eiTestBed as a pre-production, self-service onboarding tool to greatly benefit Connecticut healthcare providers. The on-boarding tool will ready them to begin the move to full production for Stage 2 reporting.

“We are excited to partner with PilotFish for our Meaningful Use testing, “commented Mark Raymond, CIO for the State of Connecticut. “The eiTestBed allows us to eliminate significant human intervention while providing a higher level of service to our providers, than would otherwise have been possible.”

“States and organizations are spending millions of dollars working with different partners implementing the same message over and over again. It is a repetitive process that is intensely reliant on expensive human capital. The eiTestBed provides a unique solution to automating this process. It frees up IT staffs not just in Government, but in Labs, at HIEs and Manufacturers or any entity that offers a standard set of interfaces, file formats or web services for consumption by many customers,” said Neil Schappert. “Meeting this critical need for the State of Connecticut for Meaningful Use certification is just one example. We are thrilled with the opportunity to help our home state be more efficient. We are also pleased to provide the state”s practices and hospitals with an online resource that lets them meet Meaningful Use requirements faster and with far less effort.”

Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration is exhibiting at HiMSS13, March 4-6, 2013, New Orleans, LA, Booth #7941 – see live demos of the eiTestBed and eiConsole for Healthcare (an IDE featuring a graphical Assembly Line for configuring interfaces).

About PilotFish
Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish, Inc. provides middleware software that enables the integration of disparate systems. The eiTestBed for Healthcare Integration is distributed through Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHI), a subsidiary of PilotFish, Inc. APHI distributes products directly to healthcare end-users and through select channel partners.

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