In 2008, Huntington Memorial Hospital (Huntington Hospital), a not-for-profit community hospital in Pasadena, California, realised that it needed a modern, scalable integration engine to support and connect its various health information systems and applications.
After an extensive review of solutions available in the market, Huntington Hospital decided to implement Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine to feed its health information exchange (HIE) initiatives and support the hospital’s mission to more efficiently utilise resources.
An Integration Challenge
From 2004 through 2014, Huntington Hospital leveraged MEDITECH as its EMR system and needed a single integration engine to connect its disparate health information systems and applications. Unfortunately, a custom, point-to-point solution would be very expensive to build, prone to connectivity issues, and may also limit flexibility in the future.
Huntington Hospital also would have needed to create a full team dedicated to identifying and resolving technical integration challenges, a time-consuming and costly issue.
Huntington Hospital’s Integration Engine Checklist
As Huntington Hospital began researching and evaluating available integration technology platforms, they determined that they needed a versatile, scalable, easy-to-use solution that would be both comprehensive and flexible enough to support unknown future projects and market requirements. Huntington Hospital also did not want to be held captive to its EMR vendor for all its integration needs, as that could raise future concerns from an economical or efficiency standpoint.
Additionally, the hospital needed an integration engine partner that demonstrated a “future proof” capability, with modern and flexible interfaces and standards that would support its existing and future workflows and needs.
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