New Web Services Feature in Corepoint Integration Engine Simplifies Health Information Exchange For Leading Providers

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Corepoint Health’s latest product update includes customer-driven features that allow users to enhance enterprise-level HIE data architecture and connect to external organizations.

From adding a mobile monitoring feature in our last release to including Web Services capability in version 5.0, we will always work hard on putting the customer first and delivering a product that exceeds their expectations.

Corepoint Health has released a new version of Corepoint Integration Engine, its top-rated software, to enhance how healthcare providers integrate health data internally and externally using Web Services. The added functionality streamlines the effort and delivers added flexibility in connecting to or creating robust, secure health information exchanges.

New enhancements available in version 5.0 of Corepoint Integration Engine were spurred by customer feedback and changes in the government’s Meaningful Use requirements that encourage external health data exchange and data analytics for the purpose of improving patient care. Users of the product now have the capability to use enhanced Web Services to connect to external health information exchanges (HIE) and to create their own enterprise-level HIE.

Cleveland Clinic Systems Analyst Jim Wetzel said having Web Services functionality available directly in Corepoint Integration Engine will simplify their health data environment.

“We currently use a .NET Web Services application to generate HL7 messages that are then sent to other recipients using Corepoint Integration Engine. Having the ability to provide Web Services directly from the engine has the potential to cut down on the number of needed applications and keep an eye on all the data flow within the engine's monitoring dashboard," Wetzel said.

Other major features in the latest version include:

  • HL7 Encoding Character Override. With no coding, users can easily handle non-compliant messages that erroneously send unescaped HL7 separator characters.
  • Message Trace. Users now have the ability to filter a specified set of messages across a range of connections, log types, date ranges, and event types.
  • HL7 Metadata. Perform filtering and routing based upon the message type and/or trigger without the need to first parse the message.

"The enhanced logging feature will allow us to look at data across multiple logs. We'll be able to track patients through every HL7 event type using message tracing,” Wetzel said. “From a research perspective, the ability to monitor different types of messages – ADT, ORM, ORU – throughout the patient's continuum of care will be absolutely fantastic."

Dave Shaver, Chief Technology Officer at Corepoint Health, indicated every upgrade included in the latest release of Corepoint Integration Engine has been tested extensively internally and in beta with a select group of users to help guarantee every feature works intuitively.

“I’m particularly excited about including Web Services in Corepoint Integration Engine. We took every effort to ensure that using the feature is a very streamlined process that makes external data exchange as simple as possible. The added benefit is that this feature is native, zero-code, and not a clunky add-on or module – it can be configured using the same robust, menu-driven features available with other interface connections configured in Corepoint Integration Engine,” Shaver said.

“At Corepoint Health, we continuously listen to our customers for ideas and suggestions. We are always looking to enhance current functionality and to add features that our customers have indicated will improve their daily operations,” Shaver said. “From adding a mobile monitoring feature in our last release to including Web Services capability in version 5.0, we will always work hard on putting the customer first and delivering a product that exceeds their expectations.”

About Corepoint Health:
Corepoint Health has the healthcare IT experience and strength to deliver a dramatically simplified approach to internal and external data integration and health information exchange for hospitals, radiology centers, laboratories, and clinics. Our next generation software solutions streamline your IT environment, providing a fast track to achieving interoperability goals and creating operational leverage within your organization. Our approach significantly reduces the demands on your IT staff and budget. Corepoint Integration Engine was named the #1 interface engine the previous four consecutive years, 2009-2012, in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.

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