Ensemble Integration During an Epic Upgrade
However, upgrading Epic meant they would also need to update Ensemble, their integration engine. They reached out to Core Health Technologies for our expertise working with both systems to help with rapid development to and from Epic using Ensemble.
Once they had decided to move forward with an Epic upgrade, the healthcare system wanted to implement the new features as quickly as possible. During development, their team would need to simultaneously maintain and support their production environment while working on both the upgrade and the Ensemble integration.
The organization decided to split responsibilities for the full project between two teams—one that would focus on the Epic upgrade and another dedicated to Ensemble integration development. Because of the project’s complexity, they opted to bring in Core Health Technologies to help. They felt a consultant who understood both systems would help ensure the process went as smoothly as possible and could help them hit the ground running.
Core Health Technologies delivered a consultant with significant Ensemble and Epic experience. He had over 20 years’ experience in health care interfaces, with many of his most recent projects in Epic or Ensemble or both. That meant he understood how the two systems integrated together and had developed transformations for many of the different HL7 transactions sets.
He also had a strong understanding of best practices for Ensemble and Epic to address common hospital businesses processes—things like admissions and scheduling, as well as for common interfaces such as those for lab radiology imaging and patching systems.
“They reached out to Core for our expertise working with both systems to help with rapid development to and from Epic using Ensemble.”