New Mapping Translator Makes Code-Based Integration Easier than Ever
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—iNTERFACEWARE®, a software provider committed to simplifying healthcare integration, today announced that Iguana® v5, the latest version of its powerful HL7 interface engine, includes a new approach to custom integration. Incorporating the Iguana Translator, which puts scripting directly at the center of the mapping engine, Iguana v5 provides customers with more control and visibility over their interfaces while minimizing the cost of writing. Unlike existing integration solutions that attempt to hide the underlying “code” required to integrate disparate software systems, iNTERFACEWARE leverages code as the most efficient way to implement integration logic. Iguana v5 will be showcased at the annual meeting of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) at booth #3621.
Unlike most integration vendors who attempt create solutions that can replace code by using complex diagrams and mapping screens, iNTERFACEWARE realized that code is a critical piece of the integration process and strived to dramatically improve the coding workflow. Developed with the goal to minimize the cost of building and maintaining interfaces and attacking the integration issues at the root level, this unique approach vastly simplifies HL7 integration.
The Iguana Translator is a web-based mapping environment that works with a variety of formats including XML, HL7, X12, and provides dynamic feedback to customers as to what each line of code is doing. This provides the same degree of transparency as a graphical mapper with the power and customizability that only code can provide. The new approach to healthcare integration provides customers with:
- Real-time Testing: The ability to load a batch of sample data and then iterate through each item and see exactly how the data is affected by your script provides an immensely effective way to locate and correct boundary-cases and speed up the time-to-production for your interfaces.
- Revision Control: Built-in source control enables customers to track and/or revert any changes made to their scripts as well as recover from unwanted changes or roll-back to previously working interfaces.
- True Insight: Watch exactly what business logic is being applied with live annotations, enabling customers to see – in real-time – what every line of their mappings is doing, how the result is, and how it effects the data – all without having to recompile or redeploy.
- Intelligent Mapping: An innovative “deep” auto-completion feature enables customers to easily find and map any piece of information from within a sample data or message grammar.
“When designing Iguana v5, we took a step back and sought to answer the question, ‘how can we make code-based integration work better?’ and we looked seriously at the complexities of actual problems our customers face on a daily basis. We came to the conclusion that scripting needs to be at the center of the mapping engine rather on the periphery and Iguana v5 represents this new shift in thinking about integration,” said Eliot Muir, CEO, iNTERFACEWARE. “With HIMSS11 focused largely on the future of innovation, this is the perfect venue to showcase Iguana v5, which is truly designed to meet the integration challenges of today and tomorrow.”
For more information on Iguana v5, check out Eliot Muir’s blog series, “The Brave New World of Middleware.”
iNTERFACEWARE® simplifies the exchange of electronic healthcare data among disparate systems with its HL7 integration solutions, Iguana® and Chameleon™. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are able to seamlessly transfer electronic information without the need to replace existing systems or write additional code, thereby improving patient care while reducing costs. For additional information, visit www.iNTERFACEWARE.com.
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Mike St. Jacques
Director, Marketing and Communications