Electronic Medical Records Software - EMR Interfaces
The InfraWare 360 platform interfaces easily with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software systems. InfraWare provides cost-effective custom interface services on a quick turn-around for both standards-based (HL7) and proprietary systems. Three primary types of interfaces are supported:
Results interfaces transmit transcribed documents to the clinical (EMR) system in a structured data format ready for import by that system. This automation saves significant time and generally makes transcribed reports immediately available for review and eSign by the dictating author.
Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) interfaces communicate non-clinical demographic information from the third-party EMR system to InfraWare 360. When a physician identifies a patient by a unique number open dictation, this demographic information is automatically matched-up and provided to the transcriptionist with the dictation. The need for physicians to spell-out patient names and detailed identification information is eliminated. The need for transcriptionists to do more than verify the patient identity is also eliminated. Errors are reduced, and time is saved.
Order interfaces are similar to ADT interfaces with two exceptions. In general, ADT records will include one entry per patient. Orders interfaces will include one entry per order. In other words, a single patient can have multiple records ‐ one for each radiology order, for example. Orders can also include some minimal clinical data. As with ADT records, all of this information can be automatically populated into fields in report templates saving time with every job.
As EMR systems are evolving and gaining popularity, InfraWare is at the forefront of evolving practices and standards for interoperability of health data systems. We are a sponsoring promoter of the Health Story Project, an organization providing leadership and assistance defining new standard protocols including Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) for Clinical Document Types (CDT) sometimes described as CDA4CDT. These new protocols will empower transcription providers to deliver structured documents including both printable and importable forms of data. Eventually, all EMR vendors are expected to accept these data formats and the power of interfacing will be amplified as the effort is minimized.