NextGen Healthcare provides various integration services to facilitate seamless data exchange and integration between healthcare systems. These integration services connect NextGen's healthcare solutions with other systems, applications, and healthcare organizations. Mirth Connect is an integration engine commonly used in healthcare settings to facilitate data exchange, including HL7 messages.
Integrating NextGen workflow can improve healthcare processes, outcomes, and staff satisfaction.
Nextgen Integration consultation
We help technology companies define integration objectives and functionalities by identifying data elements, workflows, and use cases. We then exchange and evaluate these elements to determine which integration method best suits the client's capabilities.
We also access documentation, integration guides, and technical resources provided by NextGen Healthcare. We help clients reach out to NextGen Healthcare's integration team. We offer guidance and support and can arrange a consultation or discovery meeting.
We also perform a technical assessment to evaluate technology capability with their integration methods and provide recommendations.
We collaborate with NextGen's integration team to plan the integration project and define its scope. We then implement the solution, test it, and comply with healthcare regulations, data privacy laws, and security standards. We plan and execute the go-live process, monitor the integration closely, and establish a support channel with NextGen Healthcare.
Access to Epic sandbox & production environments
We collaborate with NextGen Healthcare to gain access to their sandbox and production environments for integration purposes. We reach out to their integration team or designated contact. We express our client's interest and provide information about clients' organizations. We also explain our integration goals and the systems we plan to integrate with them.
NextGen provides a sandbox environment to simulate and test integration solutions without affecting the production environment. To use the sandbox environment, we utilize all NextGen's guidelines, APIs, integration methods, and data formats and perform thorough testing. Once the integration solution is ready, we help our client to access the production environment. This may include extra security and compliance checks.
We coordinate with NextGen's integration team. We plan and execute the deployment integration of the solution in the production environment. We monitor the process closely after go-live.
Nextgen EHR Integration Services
Nextgen has its integration capability. It supports integration using
- Mirth connect integration engine,
- APIs / FHIR-based EHR integration and
- Interface or middleware-based EHR integration.
NextGen Healthcare supports various interoperability standards, such as HL7, FHIR, CCD, and C-CDA. These standards allow for the exchange of clinical and administrative data. Additionally, these standards must follow compliance frameworks like Meaningful Use/Promoting Interoperability and HIPAA.
We offer all of these supported solutions to seamlessly integrate client platforms with nextgen. Our team have a very good understanding of Nextgen FHIR APIs, Mirth connects channel and its configuration.
Maintenance services for existing integration solutions
Our EHR integration support and maintenance team deeply understands healthcare interoperability standards and security measures. We provide maintenance services for our clients.
Below is some maintenance service we provide:
Our integration team regularly monitors integrated systems to identify problems and conduct performance assessments. Also, we update system configurations, database performance, and network infrastructure to optimize performance.
Additionally, we review and update security measures and implement security patches. They maintain up-to-date documentation of the integration setup, configurations, and troubleshooting procedures.
The team conduct regular system health checks and generates reports on system performance, data accuracy, and integration status. They analyze system metrics, logs, and user feedback to identify areas for improvement.
1. FHIR or API integration connects your healthcare with Nextgen
Nextgen APIs, enabling healthcare professionals to access specific sections of a patient's medical record, increasing practice efficiency. They link systems and streamline data-sharing processes, reducing employee and provider barriers to obtaining the necessary information.
We offer end-to-end FHIR or API integration services to connect healthcare platforms to nextgen EHR. Our team can customize solutions to meet your needs while adhering to all standard and compliance protocols. We provide flexibility in customizations by offering our clients different integration options. It includes API-based, HL7 and app orchard integration, data sync, messaging protocols, or middleware solutions.
Nextgen Provides three types of FHIR API resources as below:
1-Patient Access API
Patients can use smartphones or browser-based apps to connect to NextGen Enterprise EHR and download their personal health information.
2- Enterprize API
NextGen Healthcare users and service accounts can connect to NextGen Enterprise EHR to power applications that improve patient care.
NextGen Healthcare users and service accounts can connect to NextGen Enterprise EHR. This connection powers applications that improve patient care. The connection is supported by DSTU2 and R4 FHIR standards.
2. Custom Interfaces or Middleware enables integration with Nextgen.
Nextgen offers multiple interfaces that act as middleware to enable data exchange between various healthcare platforms and Nextgen EHR effortlessly. Our team has extensive experience developing those interfaces to integrate with Nextgen.
Below are Some interfaces we can develop for our clients:
NextGen Rosetta is an in-house HL7 interface engine that imports documents from vendor systems into NextGen Enterprise EHR. Examples include ProPath Lab, UniLab, and Provation MD.
2-Device Integration Interface
Nextgen support various device integration capabilities that enable smooth data exchange between medical devices and Nextgen EHR.
3- Laboratory Interfaces
Nextgen can be easily integrated with any laboratory application using lab interfaces based on the HL7 messaging standard. It allows healthcare providers to send and receive lab orders and result.
Nextgen can integrate with RIS and PACS using a customizable interface. It also enables providers to export demographics, schedules, and order messages. Additionally, providers can import results messages like documents, images, and URLs.
3. Mirth connects your practices with Epic
NextGen Healthcare's Mirth Connect is an open-source integration engine that enables seamless healthcare data integration, transformation, and routing.
Mirth Connect facilitates data transformation. It enables users to map fields, manipulate data, calculate, and convert data structures. It supports HL7, XML, JSON, and more data standards.
Mirth Connect supports various communication protocols, including TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMTP. This helps guarantee the integrity and quality of the data exchange. It also supports validation features to identify and handle errors or discrepancies.
Mirth Connect offers encryption and security features to protect sensitive healthcare data during transmission. It supports SSL/TLS encryption and adheres to industry standards and best practices for data security.
It also provides auditing and logging capabilities to track and record activities and transactions processed through the integration engine. It is highly scalable, can handle large volumes of data, and offers flexibility through custom scripting.
Types of Integration with Nextgen
1. HL7 Interface
NextGen EHR systems offer configurable interfaces to enable HL7 integration. Interfaces enable data to be mapped and transformed to HL7 standards. This allows for smooth communication and interoperability with other healthcare systems.
This integration facilitates data exchange, streamlines workflows, and improves the accuracy and efficiency of information sharing in healthcare organizations.
2. FHIR integration
NextGen Connect supports FHIR's RESTful APIs. This enables authorized applications to access patient data stored in the NextGen EHR system. They can also interact with this data. Integration facilitates interoperability and enhances care coordination.
3. Nextgen API
Developers can integrate with NextGen EHR via APIs, providing access to patient information, appointments, clinical notes, lab results, and more. Data interchange and system integration are made more accessible by the API's support for both read and write operations.
4. Mirth Connect
Mirth Connect enables NextGen EHR to connect and communicate with other healthcare systems using healthcare standards like HL7, FHIR, and DICOM. It acts as a bridge for two systems. It facilitates data transformation, routing, and transformation between NextGen EHR and external systems.
5. Dicom Integration
DICOM is a standard for transmitting, storing, and sharing medical images and related data. Epic supports DICOM integration. This enables seamless integration with PACS, radiology, and other imaging-related systems. This integration allows for exchanging and accessing medical images within the Epic environment.
How to start integrating with Nextgen
We must follow the steps below to integrate a healthcare platform with Epic.
1. Understand your integration requirements.
Identify the client's need for integration and the outcome of the integration. Lay out the integration requirements and define the scope. This will help you get started with the integration. Additionally, list down all workflows and their expected outcomes.
2. Obtain access to NextGen developer resources.
Visit NextGen Healthcare's developer portal to access developer resources. These resources include documentation, APIs, SDKs, sample code, and sandbox environments. If needed, contact their support or sales team for assistance.
3. Evaluate the Integration capabilities of Nextgen.
Identify the integration requirements. Evaluate the various integration options offered by NextGen, such as APIs, HL7 interfaces, FHIR, and DICOM. Determine which option is most suitable based on the technical requirements and limitations.
4. Design and develop the Integration interface
Design your integration solution based on your requirements and available integration options. Identify the components, data mappings, and business logic necessary for successful data exchange and integration between your system and NextGen EHR. Implement integration solutions with code, interfaces, and configurations. Use APIs, SDKs, or integration methods to connect, retrieve/send data, and handle transformations/validations.
5. Build & Test
Create a development environment to replicate the necessary infrastructure, data, and security configurations. This will simulate NextGen EHR integration accurately. Set up a testing phase to verify your integration solution's accuracy, reliability, and performance. You can use provided testing environments, sandbox environments, or mock data.
6. Go Live
Update your app with the Production keyset, deploy it to the Production environment, and coordinate with AthenaHealth or clients if applicable
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