- Integrate with Epic?
- Integrate with Cerner?
- Integrate with McKesson?
- Integrate with Allscripts?
- Integrate with my-very-special-and-unique EMR?
The answer is always a resounding YES! Not only can we integrate with literally any system — legacy or cutting edge — but with tens of thousands of deployments of IGUANA, someone is almost certainly already doing what you’re struggling with today.
With that in mind, we wanted to share another customer story, this time showcasing how Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is using IGUANA to connect its entire EpicCare EMR system to external vendor applications. What’s great about their story – and hopefully yours when you’re ready to share it – is that by leveraging IGUANA, another hospital is able to accelerate the turn around on medical orders, prescriptions, lab results and generally free up their healthcare professions to focus more time on their patients.
These are the kinds of results we love hearing and that make coming to work at iNTERFACEWARE rewarding day-in and day-out.
Anyway, back to Connecticut Children’s. Below is a quick summary of our recent conversation.
If you’d like to learn more:
- You can read or download the entire case study from our website, and don’t forget:
- We’d love to feature your story here as well, so get in touch and let us know how you’re using IGUANA.
How is IGUANA being used?
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is using the IGUANA integration engine to connect its entire EpicCare EMR system to external vendor applications, eliminating the number of user errors and increasing efficiencies throughout the hospital. In addition to integrating systems together at Connecticut Children’s, IGUANA is also being used to convert data from legacy systems to the EpicCare EMR application.
How many records are you converting and how is it going?
According to Connecticut Children’s, over one million records have already been converted and include hospital encounters, transcription data, radiology data and vaccination information.
“One of the biggest benefits of using IGUANA was that it makes the conversion process less painful. The amount of effort it takes is a lot less than with any other method”
What exactly are you doing with IGUANA today?
“You can pretty much do anything you want to with it”
When asked to provide a little more detail, Connecticut Children’s explained that currently IGUANA is being used to facilitate data exchange between 12 essential hospital systems and the EpicCare EMR application; making things easier for the IT department by reducing the number of applications they have to support. Physicians are also seeing a direct benefit as they no longer need to enter data into multiple systems.
What do you think you’ll be using IGUANA for in the future?
According to the team, plans have already been made to use IGUANA as the exclusive integration engine at Connecticut Children’s, which will link all essential hospital systems to EpicCare.
“By this time next year all of our systems will interface through IGUANA”
About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center:
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine department of pediatrics. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is consistently named among the best in the nation for several of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings.
For more information, please visit: http://www.connecticutchildrens.org
We want to thank the team at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for sharing these stories with us.
If you’d like to read the full case study, you can view it on our website. And remember, we’d love to feature your story on our blog and as a case study. So, if you’ve got something to share and wouldn’t mind a little extra publicity, reach out and let us know!