System Integration (HL7 Interfaces)
Most clinical applications within a hospital are disconnected, often making the ability for the Medical Staff Services to generate comprehensive, provider-centric reports a challenge.
Utilization statistics which should come from the ERM system are difficult to obtain and need often extensive manual manipulation in order to
produce the meaningful analysis needed for OPPE, FPPE and granting of privileges. MD-Staff's inbound HL7 interface captures this data and makes it available in MD-Staff.
Medical Staff Services is the primary entry point for provider's information.
In order to eliminate redundant data entry and improve data accuracy MD-Staff uses an outbound interface to communicate with other hospital systems.
MD-Staff Credentialing System provides two types of interfaces which use the HL7 standard, an inbound interface and an outbound interface.
Inbound HL7 Interface
MD-Staff's inbound interface follows the HL7 standard protocol.
In this instance data from your EMR system (or other system) is sent to MD-Staff, typically in the form of an ADT message.
The data from this message is stored in the MD-Staff Credentialing for viewing, reporting, and anlysis.
MD-Staff provides a number of standard utilization reports which are designed for OPPE monitoring.
Reports such as the number of admissions by providers and the number of procedures performed are readily available to the Medical Staff Services during the reappointment process.
This centralized data warehouse will expedite the reappointment process and help the Medical Staff Office keep up with OPPE and FPPE requirements.
Outbound HL7 Interface
MD-Staff's outbound HL7 interface is designed to eliminate the need to reenter the same information into various downstream systems.
Often multiple systems can be updated using one single interface.
Although it follows the HL7 standard protocol, these messages can be customized to meet the hospital specific needs.
Each time a user adds or modifies a provider's data in MD-Staff, MD-Staff it automatically generates an MFN message which will be used to update
downstream systems, eliminating duplicate data entry.
MD-Staff users can easily exclude any providers from being sent over the interface.
In addition, there are several tools within MD-Staff to help manage providers and the interface, including an ID number generator and
the ability manually send batch of messages for any number of providers.