Interfaces and Technical Solutions Group

Medsphere’s suite of interfaces include, but are not limited to, functions related to Admit, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), Charges, Images, ADM machines and Lab Instruments. Medsphere’s ITSG leverages their expertise and knowledge of the Mirth Connect Engine while working with each customer’s technical team to deliver, test, deploy, and support standard interfaces.

For example:

ADT Inbound Interface enables OpenVista to receive ADT information from external sources, such as Patient Information Management Systems.

Radiology Image View/Link Interface (from PACS to the Clinical Documentation Module) stores in OpenVista hyperlinks to images from an external Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).

Document Image Inbound Interface (to Clinical Documentation) connects external scanning applications and equipment with the Medsphere Clinical Documentation Module. This interface allows OpenVista to capture and store electronic documents and images, including TIF, PNG, JPG, BMP, and PDF files, in the patient’s electronic health record.

Automated Dispensing Machine (ADM) Interface supports use of ADMs, such as Pyxis or Omnicell machines, that are widely used in patient care settings. Medication orders are sent to the ADM and the ADM returns charge messages. If using the Pharmacy Pricing Engine, the price is calculated and sent to the hospital financial system.

Charge Interface provides a mechanism for adding to the patient’s bill the cost of laboratory tests, pharmacy drugs, radiology exams, and supply items used for a procedure. A charge message can be generated for any item that can be ordered, accessioned, or dispensed within OpenVista for the care of the patient. Each system can generate a charge that looks up the charge code of the item and creates a separate charge record for each item. The charge trigger event is user defined. For example, on laboratory orders you can charge on order, accession or result.

Data Innovations for Lab Instruments and Reference Lab Interfaces offers a clinical laboratory middleware solution that interfaces to medical instruments, such as laboratory analyzers, automation equipment, and point-of-care devices. Data Innovations can be utilized in many different ways:

  1. As a consolidating front-end to a larger information system, separating the host from real-time demand and standardizing protocols;
  2. As a value enhancer between instrumentation and an information system, filling those important gaps in functionality between the two; and,
  3. As a stand-alone, small information system.