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1 Integrating HealthLink with Practice Management Systems Mark Melia, School of Computing, Dublin City University. Pramod Pathak, School of Informatics, National College of Ireland. Marie Lalor, Gemma Garvan, Orla Doogue, Aishling Raftery, National HealthLink Project.

2 Outline HealthLink Background Practice Management Systems Current Integration Solution Proposed Integration Solution Conclusions/Findings HealthLink Future

3 HealthLink HealthLink – Messaging project Used by GP to get Lab Results via Web More Info -

4 What Hospitals Use HealthLink? Currently Participating: Mater Misericordiae Hospital Beaumont Hospital St. James Hospital Limerick Regional Hospital St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nenagh Ennis General Hospital St. Vincent’s Hospital Merlin Park Hospital, Galway St. Michael’s Hospital. Mullingar General Hospital Tullamore Hospital Portloaise Hospital Connolly Hospital Mayo General Hospital Naas Hospital Signed up: AMNCH Uni. College Hospital, Galway Roscommon County Hospital Loughlinstown Hospital Temple St. Childrens’ Hospital

5 Practice Management System Used by GPs to manage Practice Used for: –General Admin –Finance –Patient Records

6 Current Integration Solution HealthLink Server Internet Browser GP Computer System HL7 File PMS HealthLink Server

7 Proposed Integration Solution Deliver messages directly to GP PMS Clinical data direct on PMS –Something like MS Outlook Proposed Solution - Web Services Benefits: Reduced GP workload

8 Prototype System Objective - Proof of Concept HL7 – Key enabler Web Services The Prototype Environment –SQL Server 2000 (simulate HealthLink Database) –Java Server (simulate HealthLink behaviour) –C# Client – using.NET Technology

9 Proposed Solution Architecture HealthLink Server Internet Browser PMS GP Computer System HL7 File

10 Proposed Solution Architecture HealthLink Server PMS GP Computer System Service Interface

11 HTTPS A Closer Look HealthLink Server PMS Service Interface Apache Axis User Authentication XML … Digital Cert. Digital Cert.

12 Result of Project Proved that adoption of PMS could be updated direct from HealthLink with little work. –PMS Vendor Call Service Get HL7 from SOAP – integrate as normal –Path to adoption Add Service Interface Integrate security features Get PMS Vendors on board

13 What about Implementation?.NET server –GoLive – End of March But what about the browser? –This will remain.

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