Presentation on theme: "Integrating HealthLink with Practice Management Systems"— Presentation transcript:
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.What I will be presenting today is an investigation into the integration of HealthLink with PMSs. This work was done a little over a year ago as part of my final year project in the NCI. The project was supervised by Dr. Pramod Pathak and was contributed by and directed by the HealthLink team which includes Marie Lalor, GG, OD.
2 Outline HealthLink Background Practice Management Systems Current Integration SolutionProposed Integration SolutionConclusions/FindingsHealthLink Futureb
3 HealthLink HealthLink – Messaging project Used by GP to get Lab Results via WebMore Info -HealthLink IntroductionNational Electronic Messaging project, used to communicate clinical data between hospital departments and a patients GP
4 What Hospitals Use HealthLink? Currently Participating:Mater Misericordiae HospitalBeaumont HospitalSt. James HospitalLimerick Regional HospitalSt. Joseph’s Hospital in NenaghEnnis General HospitalSt. Vincent’s HospitalMerlin Park Hospital, GalwaySt. Michael’s Hospital.Mullingar General HospitalTullamore HospitalPortloaise HospitalConnolly HospitalMayo General HospitalNaas HospitalSigned up:AMNCHUni. College Hospital, GalwayRoscommon County HospitalLoughlinstown HospitalTemple St. Childrens’ Hospital
5 Practice Management System Used by GPs to manage PracticeUsed for:General AdminFinancePatient Records
6 Current Integration Solution GP ComputerSystemPMSInternetBrowserHL7 FileHow Health link worksHealthLink ServerHealthLink Server
7 Proposed Integration Solution Deliver messages directly to GP PMSClinical data direct on PMSSomething like MS OutlookProposed Solution - Web ServicesBenefits: Reduced GP workload
8 Prototype System Objective - Proof of Concept HL7 – Key enabler Web ServicesThe Prototype EnvironmentSQL Server 2000 (simulate HealthLink Database)Java Server (simulate HealthLink behaviour)C# Client – using .NET Technology
9 Proposed Solution Architecture GP ComputerSystemPMSInternetBrowserHL7 FileHealthLink Server
10 Proposed Solution Architecture GP ComputerSystemPMSServiceInterfaceHealthLink Server
11 A Closer Look Digital PMS Cert. <SOAP:ENV> <HL7> … HTTPSUser Authentication XMLServiceInterfaceApache AxisHealthLink ServerDigitalCert.
12 Result of ProjectProved that adoption of PMS could be updated direct from HealthLink with little work.PMS VendorCall ServiceGet HL7 from SOAP – integrate as normalPath to adoptionAdd Service InterfaceIntegrate security featuresGet PMS Vendors on board
13 What about Implementation? .NET serverGoLive – End of MarchBut what about the browser?This will remain.
14 Thank you Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org