Since 2002, we have been closely monitoring what has been happening with EHR implementation. After 2010, when The Affordable Care Act brought the means to integrate new technologies to the entire healthcare ecosystem, we have been up to our elbows in EHR integration. With 2020 and the need for Telehealth, EHR integration has really been on everybody’s radar and the issues we had before are that much more urgent today.

Strategy Diagram
Strategy Diagram

EHR integration is a critical field to tackle going forwards. In an increasingly digital healthcare landscape, every detail counts towards maximum ease, security, and ultimately health. Here, we will break down just how Vicert tackles EHR integration - automating access to clinical information (and achieving push/pull interoperability), from the simplest of cases to the most complicated.

Strategy

Strategy Diagram

Depending on the number of EHRs, complexity of the health system, and data models needed (among other variables) we propose different custom-made integration setups.

The optimal EHR integration strategy depends on two main factors:

  • Desired depth of integration
  • Desired width of integration

Other important factors to consider include:

  • Is the integration synchronous or asynchronous
  • Volumes of data to be processed
  • Formats of input/output data (HL7, FHIR, proprietary…)
  • What are other external systems/APIs that need to be integrated

Integration Solutions

We understand your real pain point by mapping out all the data models and sources involved, both now and in the future. This is what makes a project successful!

Typical challenges we encounter can usually be solved with a middle layer (e.g. Redox - one of our partners) on top of which we build whatever we need.

Our clients are usually looking for an efficient way to implement medical information exchange routes between multiple, often incompatible, EHR systems. Our goal to achieve seamless integration with a wide variety of different EHRs is of paramount importance so that our solutions can provide quick, precise, and personalized care.

Larger EHRs such as Epic, Cerner, etc, have great support networks. Depending on your value as a customer, you will receive more or less support for direct integration. With a lot of smaller EHRs, migration or integration can become almost a political struggle. This is why having an experienced vendor that already knows the system (and people) can help you tremendously.

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Learn more about our engagement model, or schedule a deep dive with our Tech Team who can help you audit the complexity of the challenges you are encountering.