3 Aspects of Epic Interfaces Worth Outsourcing

Making the most of an investment like an EHR for a large health system has a lot to do with the ability to scale the technology and leverage capabilities for connectivity. After all, modern healthcare doesn’t allow any of us to operate in a bubble, and a hospital or health organization’s ability to share and gather data has everything to do with their ability to grow and thrive. EHR interfaces are the key to unlocking the power of comprehensive care records and real-time clinical information....

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3 Reasons You Need Professional Healthcare IT Testing for Interoperability

We’ve worked with many healthcare clients over the years, and while there is no shortage of impressive and innovative solutions out there to support patient care, there are limitations to how successful those implementations will be without proper support. Delivering interoperability for hospitals and health systems is not exactly a simple task, but when the project team is stacked with the right resources, the dream of comprehensive care records and improved population health comes much closer...

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Why Extensive Testing is Non-Negotiable for EHR Interface Implementations

  One of the biggest shortcomings we’ve seen when it comes to implementing healthcare IT is a lack of good, deep, detailed testing. There is a ton of lift that goes into building interfaces, mapping APIs and getting vendors to agree on a standard for data exchange to get one step closer to coordinated care records. But front-loading EHR interface efforts can have disastrous results once the healthcare solution is in the wild, so to speak, if proper space isn’t allotted in the timeline for...

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How Flexibility in Data Standards can Support Interoperability in Healthcare

If there’s one thing that becomes quickly apparent when working in healthcare IT, it’s that the concept of “data standards” are all over the place. Sure, there are established formats and languages that allow for meaningful communication between EHRs, devices, organizations, etc. But when it comes to real life integration and pursuing true healthcare interoperability, a health system’s ability to deal with, and even ingest various data standards (however textbook or not they may be), makes all...

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