Women’s College Hospital (WCH), Toronto, Ontario has licensed the MD Link Interface Engine software from MDI Solutions to integrate its newly acquired Epic HIS with internal and external systems.

WCH is in the process of discontinuing its current best-of-breed software in favor of the Epic ambulatory system. The project will install a physician-friendly system that will improve performance and patient safety by providing an integrated EHR across the continuum of care. KLAS Enterprises has ranked EpicCare EHR the No. 1 system in its category for the past 14 years.

Wanting to maximize the effectiveness of the new Epic system, WCH determined that they would need a middleware platform to manage integrating with other software systems; including OLIS (the Ontario Laboratories Information System) and other government organizations. Following an extensive review of the healthcare integration vendor market, WCH selected MDI solutions based on their recent work interfacing systems with Epic (using MD Link) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Group Health Centre, and their proven track record of exceeding customer-driven integration objectives.

MDI will assign a Bridges (Epic HIS interface broker) certified interface analyst who will be tasked with setting up a site-specific training program – the hospital’s integration analysts will be trained on MD Link by developing WCH interfaces in their Test environment that will eventually be deployed to Production.

Women’s College Hospital (www.womenscollegehospital.ca) is dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting. They are the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. As a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, they support research in women’s health and will lead the way in training health-care providers within an ambulatory setting.