HL7 Migration

HL7 Interface Engines are the central hub of both clinical and financial system transactions, and therefore an up-to-date engine is critical for daily operations.

Engine software migrations and upgrades ensure stability and accommodate growth in an organization’s interface environment. Rapid expansion and adjustments to engine hardware and operating systems may be required to balance the effects of increased transaction volumes and network loads. MDI’s proven methodology on engine version upgrades and cross platform migrations (from one vendor to another) can assist hospitals and healthcare vendors in this process and help determine their needs and requirements.

Recent changes in the integration market have prompted customers to review their integration environment and their strategy going forward. As organizations review and re-evaluate their legacy integration strategy, they are considering a variety of alternatives ranging from staying the course, to modernizing existing components, to replacing their integration platform completely. Customers who have migrated to MDI’s integration engine, MD Link, have benefited from its straightforward design (single screen architecture), drag-and-drop mapping and advanced testing features, all leading to a significant decrease in total cost of ownership and improvements in interface deployments.

MDI Engine Migration Process

Step 1 – Environmental Analysis and Design

  • Hardware Assessment
  • Software Assessment
  • Current development and production system environment assessment
  • Hardware upgrade recommendation
  • Operating System upgrade recommendation
  • Design Of the new interface environment
  • Detailed migration project plan and test plan

Step 2 – Implementation

  • Installation of the new version of the interface engine
  • Migration of the interfaces and all custom scripts
  • Internal testing of the new interface environment
  • In depth testing with application users
  • Create a one-time/phase approach Go-Live plan
  • perform the Go-Live switch POST

Step 3 – Migration Training and Documentation

  • Client’s operators will be trained if required to be proficient in monitoring the new engine,
  • Customized training manual will be created and if required.

Step 4 – Interface Support

  • Post migration 24×7 on-call agreements available for troubleshooting and supporting production interfaces.
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