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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating HIE Options

10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating HIE Options 22 JUNE, 2017 Integration Engines Most of the people in a healthcare organization went into the field because they wanted to save lives — not because they understand technology. That’s where you come in. They want it to...

#HIMSS17 Recap: An Industry on FHIR

A look back at major announcements from HIMMS 2017, including a new FHIR guide, a partnership with Google, and OCR announcements.

5 Important Health IT Stories You Might Have Missed This Year

There’s a lot going on in the Health IT world these days, but sometimes it’s hard to weed the important news from the noise. With multiple interoperability deadlines due to hit next year, much of the coverage is on what’s going to happen, rather than what is — or has — happened so far.

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case studies

Integrating Ensemble During An Epic Upgrade

One of the leading health care systems in the United States decided to upgrade their implementation of Epic so that they could take advantage of some of the new enhancements available in the latest version. They had enough internal IT staff that they determined they could tackle the upgrade in-house.
However, upgrading Epic meant they would also need to update Ensemble, their integration engine. They reached out to Core Health Technologies (CHT) for our expertise working with both systems to help with rapid development to and from Epic using Ensemble.

Successful Migration of Integration Engine to Rhapsody Gives Hospital Competitive Edge

Overview
A regional hospital in Massachusetts decided to migrate their legacy e*Gate interface environment to Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine to ensure they could handle the more robust needs that came with being part of a Health Information Exchange (HIE). They reached out to Core Health Technologies to discuss the possibility of bringing on help for their existing team for the migration to the new system.

Taking Healthcare Integrations from Overwhelming to Under Control

Case Study Taking Healthcare Integrations from Overwhelming to Under Control27JULY, 2012Use CaseOverview One challenge facing all healthcare providers nationwide today is the need for the seamless integration of healthcare information systems. This is true for a...

Core Delivers Remote, Long-Term Support for Legacy Integration Engine to Virginia Healthcare Provider

Overview
Any long-term relationship in the technology world is built on proven results and ongoing expert support and service over time. Core Health Technologies has been a long-term technology partner of a regional healthcare provider, delivering remote IT project support for more than two years and hundreds of projects.

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View the Results — 2017 HL7 Interface Engine Ratings Survey Results

  View the Results 2017 HL7 Interface Engine Rating Survey Results 18   NOVEMBER, 2017 Survey Results HL7 2017 The 2017 HL7 Interface Engine Ratings Survey Results provide a current view of the HL7 interface market from the perspective of integration...

View the Results — 2016 HL7 Interface Technology Survey Results

  View the Results 2016 HL7 Interface Technology Survey Results 01   JULY, 2016 Survey Results HL7 2016 Core Health Technologies developed the 2016 HL7 Interface Technology Survey to allow the HL7 Community to compare their experience and thoughts to others...

View the Results — 2015 HL7 / X12 Survey Results

  View the Results 2015 HL7 / X12 Survey Results 08   DECEMBER, 2015 Survey Results HL7 2015 Core Health Technologies developed the 2015 HL7 / X12 Survey to allow the HL7 Community to compare their experience and thoughts to others in the larger HL7...

View the Results — 2015 Healthcare Information Security Survey Results

  View the Results 2015 Healthcare Information Security Survey Results 15   JULY, 2015 Survey Results HL7 2015 The 2015 Healthcare Information Security Survey Results provide a current snapshot of responses from information security professionals across the...

View the Results — 2014 HL7 Interface Professionals Survey Results

  View the Results 2014 HL7 Interface Professionals Survey Results 26   JUNE, 2014 Survey Results HL7 2014 The 2014 HL7 Interface Professionals Survey Results provide a current view of the variables affecting compensation, including the participants’...

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Integrating Ensemble During An Epic Upgrade

One of the leading health care systems in the United States decided to upgrade their implementation of Epic so that they could take advantage of some of the new enhancements available in the latest version. They had enough internal IT staff that they determined they could tackle the upgrade in-house.
However, upgrading Epic meant they would also need to update Ensemble, their integration engine. They reached out to Core Health Technologies (CHT) for our expertise working with both systems to help with rapid development to and from Epic using Ensemble.

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Successful Migration of Integration Engine to Rhapsody Gives Hospital Competitive Edge

Overview
A regional hospital in Massachusetts decided to migrate their legacy e*Gate interface environment to Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine to ensure they could handle the more robust needs that came with being part of a Health Information Exchange (HIE). They reached out to Core Health Technologies to discuss the possibility of bringing on help for their existing team for the migration to the new system.

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Warning: 3 Major Pitfalls for the ICD-10 October 1 Release

October 1st marked the day that ICD-10 went live and for some, it’s been a long time coming, but for others the “wait and see” approach might end up being more costly. As we all know, the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 went from some 13,000 codes to about 68,000 which sounds daunting but with an organized plan and focus of resources, it should be attainable.  However, if you were not ready, there are 3 major pitfalls that you might encounter.

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Making Progress: A 2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2

Recently, the HIMSS HIE Committee conducted a follow-up survey to its 2013 Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Survey research providing a year-over-year snapshot of how health information organizations (HIOs) are facilitating providers’ progress in achieving meaningful use objectives – specifically around Stage 2. The 2014 Follow-up survey indicates substantial improvement in a short time.

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