Caristix Technology Reduces 5-Month Healthcare IT Deployment to 3 Months

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How a Clinical Analytics Company is Clearing Interoperability Hurdles with Caristix Software

The biggest wow factor with the software is that it takes so much of the guesswork out of the HIS engagement with a customer.

Five years ago, clinical analytics firm Diagnosoft launched a desktop software package for cardiac image processing and quantification, designed for hospital stakeholders. The company’s initial goal was to build a small, proprietary connectivity solution to manage a handful of messages. But as they developed new products, their interfacing needs grew beyond the capabilities of homegrown solutions.

“We were looking to minimize the guesswork and the rework around interfacing in hospitals. We wanted to be able to get in on Day 1 with confidence and solid underpinnings,” said Diagnosoft CTO Charles Irek.

Caristix HL7 Software
After Diagnosoft was introduced to Caristix software, they did a cost-benefit assessment. “The question boiled down to: was it worth having a failure at our first site? And the answer was no,” said Charles Irek. Diagnosoft selected Caristix technology in order to ease integration and interfacing with HIT systems.

“The biggest wow factor with the software is that it takes so much of the guesswork out of the HIS engagement with a customer. We’re minimizing risk exposure, minimizing rework, and increasing the quality of output.” Charles Irek expected that the risk reduction enabled by Caristix would allow Diagnosoft engineering and deployment teams to reduce timelines and deliver better-quality interfaces sooner.

Reducing HL7 Interface Deployment Timelines
Diagnosoft anticipated that their initial analytics deployments would take 5 months to complete. By incorporating Caristix software, initial deployments are at the 3-month mark, a savings of 40%. The Caristix capabilities that made the difference include HL7 log reverse-engineering, automated gap analysis to build an interface, and document generation to facilitate client communication. Diagnosoft also assessed risk reduction enabled by Caristix software. Due to the detail and quality of the customer-specific HL7 specifications the team was able to generate at the interface scoping stage, Diagnosoft eliminated 2 weeks of rework time that would have otherwise occurred due to wait times for client feedback and subsequent adjustments.

Case Study Download
Further details about Diagnosoft’s use of Caristix technology are available in a case study. Download the complete Diagnosoft case study.

About Caristix
The average US hospital runs up to 100 IT applications. Not a single one of them can share patient information out of the box. So hospitals and vendors turn to data interfaces – 50 to 100 of them in an average hospital. Each interface can take months of painstaking manual work to set up.

Caristix has developed a software suite to automate manual interface work. Our software reads HL7 data and outputs a list of interface requirements. As a result, Caristix software can reduce months of work to a few days. Reduce interface deployment time by 50%, reduce hospital testing time by 75%, and cut interface maintenance time by 90%.

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