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Making Clinical Integration Less Cynical

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By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Lets face it, the complication and integration of communicative technologies in the health care field is as near to a nightmare as a technology blunder can be. With advanced restrictions and restructuring across the board, many health care entities have a hard time affording and maintaining a communication base throughout their facilities.


With large amounts of data being sent to and from different areas of a health care site, Hl7 and other technologies that be used to integrate and manage communication are absolutely a necessity. Making data transfer and clinical integration both smooth and efficient is possible. Don't believe the cynics.

Integration technology frameworks such as Hl7 global standard interoperability can be used to connect physician EHR systems with legacy systems and can do so quite well. The cost of such a solution may be higher for ACO healthcare entities due to the amount of different communication and data transferring methods used, but it is still possible to due.

The more and more complicated a system is, the more it needs to be simplified in order for all members of the system to gain proper access to much-needed information. Although many believe it nearly impossible to set up a reliable, successful clinical systems integration, the truth is it is difficult but entirely doable.

The amount of success the Hl7 interface engine has been experiencing leads to a more promising future for IT in healthcare systems, including ACO healthcare. When information is crucial to a surgeon, when that surgeon's information is crucial to a physician, things need to go smoothly.

With newer interface engines that can handle more and varied communication protocols and systems, a clinical integration movement among healthcare centers is completely essential. The benefits and success of clean and clear communication throughout the different departments of a health care entity can make all areas of service both better quality and quicker as well.

When time is of the essence in an ACO healthcare system, proper information must be shared quickly and precisely. Digging through different protocols and communication methods can mean the difference between the life and death of a patient, so spending the resources it takes to make a successful clinical IT integration is completely worth the effort.


With the Hl7 standards becoming a widely accepted global standard for interoperability, the healthcare field has never had as much opportunity to have successful integration as it does now. With services that operate under the same standard, and with new technologies being integrated every day, the cynics in the IT healthcare world will have to change their avenues of thought. ACO healthcare and other areas will all benefit from a more widely accepted protocol such as Hl7.

It does not take long to see that the cynics might be shut out quite quickly. With increasing acceptance of global interoperability standards the IT world of healthcare is likely to become much more simple. Although new technologies and communication systems are developed every day, the push for clinical integration is growing just as fast. With companies that devote their services to such a venture, solutions can be found for any type of healthcare facility which is in need of IT overhaul.


ACO healthcare facilities have long had cynics that believed, due to their heterogeneous IT structure, that such facilities would have an incredibly difficult time with successful clinical integration, but things such as Hl7 and other widely accepted international standards.

The future success of integrated clinical systems hinges on healthcare facilities selecting the proper services to input better IT systems. With more technology comes more chances for integration, so quiet the cynics and choose a company that can best integrate your health care facility's IT.



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