Integration Framework

A key technical challenge related to the modernization of VistA involves achieving interoperability with external systems and commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS).  To facilitate connectivity with outside systems and COTS vendors, an interface engine is needed to standardize HL7 messages across VistA packages.

DSS Integration Framework, a VistA M-based HL7 interface engine, seamlessly transmits information from VistA to COTS applications based on HL7 events. The framework also enables COTS systems to send vendor-selected HL7 data to VistA Gateway, which can be throttled to minimize traffic.

Integration Framework gives customers the ability to choose from a wide variety of clinical and administrative applications for integration with their VistA-based EHR. The Framework is currently installed in all VA Medical Centers’ VistA Test and Production Accounts.

Integration Framework Key Benefits at a Glance

  • Features standards-based architecture with a focus on reusability
  • Supports distributed network integration
  • Enables inbound/outbound message standardization and message throttling
  • Minimizes the need for customization by COTS vendors

Contact DSS today at 561-284-7000 or e-mail to request more information about Integration Framework.