The modern hospital environment uses a myriad of systems to deliver the best care to its patients. While each of these systems serves an important role in the continuum of care, these roles overlap in ways that can result in duplication of patient information. This duplication results in possible errors and lost productivity. Many institutions have incorporated a policy of integrating this "crossover" data via interfaces. A well-designed interface can increase accuracy, save time and effort in data entry, and improve workflow -- significantly increasing an institution's return on its IT investment. And with the industry's trend towards electronic storage and retrieval of medical data, no system can remain an island unto itself. Site of Care has embraced this open architecture view and provides a system that is highly specialized in the labor and delivery field, but also realizes its interdependence. Like a unique piece of a puzzle, the Site of Care Application Suite fills a need; and our collaboration with other systems enhances the overall picture of patient care. We can work with you to customize a system that will put your data to work more effectively.
Each module of our application suite is integrated and allows data entered into one of the modules to populate all others -- eliminating redundant data entry. We take a similar approach in designing interfaces with disparate systems: applicable data between systems is imported or exported as appropriate. Our interface design is flexible and robust, allowing its operation in various environments. At the heart of our design is a single PC, the Processing Terminal. It sits between our centralized database and your interface engine, communicating (most commonly) over TCP/IP. Our Processing Terminal allows for customized data mapping and extended algorithms that will process the data and import/export the necessary data elements. This structure also allows for interfaces to take advantage of the HL7 standard. (As a vendor and organizational member of the HL7 standards organization, we are committed to continuing our active role with HL7 compatibility.) Inbound data, when received by our system, does not immediately populate our main tables -- but rather is held in a cache so we can verify integrity, do any filtering that is required, or parse out information as necessary to its final destination. Data export can be triggered by different events, either automatic or manual. All the while, these functions are monitored and can self-report in the event of system trouble.
In addition to customized interfaces, Site of Care has partnered with Philips Medical Systems (formerly Agilent Technologies) to provide a point-to-point interface between our Perinatal Data Center and the OB TraceVue system. This interface utilizes an ODBC connection to query the TraceVue SQL database, and populate the Site of Care system with appropriate data originally entered into TraceVue. The customer can then utilize the robust reporting features within Site of Care. These expert physician charting solutions leverage extensive built-in intelligence and are highly tailored to physicians' charting and reporting needs. In this way, Site of Care's charting solutions are complimentary to the nursing-focused charting offered by the TraceVue fetal archiving and surveillance product.
At the request of our customers we have several interfaces available. A dedicated team of interface specialists works directly with the customer to provide a custom bridge between such system types as:
- Admission/Discharge/Transfer (Inbound)
- Medical Records/Billing (Outbound)
- Laboratory (Inbound)
- CDR (Outbound)
- Electronic Birth Certificate Submission (Outbound)
- Fetal Monitoring (Inbound)
Please contact a Site of Care Account Executive for quotes and details.