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Healthcare Interoperability Breakthrough from PilotFish Technology
[February 01, 2012]

Healthcare Interoperability Breakthrough from PilotFish Technology

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --(Business Wire)--

PilotFish Technology is pleased to announce the eiConsole for Healthcare, the first HL7 interface engine IDE that utilizes an "Assembly Line" process for rapidly building interfaces, offers the most extensive HL7 specific features and components in the industry and allows users to leverage an exclusive cloud-based "App Store" for Interfaces.

The eiConsole for Healthcare dramatically streamlines interface creation through a unique methodology and feature set. A proven "assembly line" process facilitates consistent, high quality interfaces capable of supporting any integration scenario. Each interface is constructed from a sequence of stages - all graphically configurable and extensible. The eiConsole supports virtually every common communication protocol, parsing, transformation or manipulation task, with virtually no coding required.

The graphical Data Mapper component offers a codeless, script-less, standards-based mechanism to map data between any two data representations. "The eiConsole for Healthcare's exclusive 3-pane mapping approach represents an evolutionary leap from the cryptic script-driven and cumbersome line-drawing approaches of the past", said Neil Schappert, President of PilotFish Technology. "The three-pane user interface allows even the most complex HL7 mapping rules to be represented graphically and managed through drag & drop. As a result, interfaces can now be configured 10 to 100x faster."

<> Laden with HL7 productivity-boosting features, the eiConsole for Healthcare includes an "HL7 Differencing Engine" to automate mapping between slightly incompatible HL7 messages, a "Friendly Name" option to bind HL7 messages to a more human-readable XML representation, an embedded HL7 vocabulary browser and a "Lenient HL7 Parser" module for working with messages not strictly adherent to the HL7 standard.

After an interface is configured and the transformations created, the end-to-end process can be tested and debugged, step-by-step, directly from the developer's workstation with no extra hardware or "wait time" for compilation and deployment. Once tested, configured interfaces can be deployed in minutes to the eiPlatform, the interface engine, for runtime processing.

Central to the flexibility and power of the eiConsole is its ability to generate configuration files. Sharing and distributing interfaces and interface components becomes effortless with the PilotFish Interface Exchange (PIE), an "App Store" for interfaces and components created with the eiConsole.

The PIE, a cloud-based application, showcases a free library of Healthcare Interoperability Templates based on the HL7 standards. These templates (and others) may be directly downloaded into an eiConsole project to provide a rapid solution for producing or consuming an HL7 message conformant to a specific HL7 implementation guide. There they can be tweaked, shared or deployed just like any other interface. With the PIE's intuitive wizard, in minutes an interface can be published or shared, publicly or privately. Collaboration and reuse across the entire industry is thereby greatly facilitated.

The eiConsole for Healthcare is part of the PilotFish Interface Development Life Cycle (a complete system for building, maintaining, testing and deploying interfaces) that also includes the PIE, the "App Store" for Interfaces, and the eiPlatform for Healthcare, the interface engine for runtime processing. Visit the company's website, Booth #9300 at HiMSS12, or view the press kit to learn more.

About PilotFish Technology

Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, CT, PilotFish Technology provides middleware software and services to enable the rapid integration of disparate systems using industry and XML standards. For more information visit, or for media inquiries contact Monika Vainius (860) 632-9900 x303.

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