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 [Products/ COTS Integration Toolkits / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about Integration Framework.