MDI Solutions has been contracted to develop a laboratory interface between the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Epic HIS in Ottawa and the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS); using their integration engine, MD Link™.

MD Link is currently installed at CHEO and manages the data integration between Epic and other third party systems.  The new interface required a query/retrieve interface transport to be set up via web services; to support integration between the Newborn Screening program at CHEO and OLIS.  A modification was made ‘on-the-fly’ to MD Link to comply with the non-standard HL7 requirement that the HL7 message packet contain the SSL encryption key and be embedded in XML.  The interface is set to deploy in September and will allow MDI to provide this integration to their other Ontario customers.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), http://www.cheo.on.ca/, is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow. CHEO houses the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the Ontario Newborn Screening Program. CHEO’s large service area includes not only Ottawa, but also Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.