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Healthcare Resources – Save Time, Money, and Lives
Patient data is at the heart of the healthcare enterprise, and as diagnosis and treatments grow in complexity, healthcare IT administrators are constantly challenged with keeping data flowing to the wide array of provider and payer organizations that often comprise an individual patient’s system of care.
For providers and payers, XML is a ‘Universal Donor’ technology that offers the potential for streamlined data integration within care networks. By using DataDirect Data Integration Suite to connect disparate data sources and enterprise applications with a loosely-coupled, XML-based infrastructure, healthcare organizations more effectively move data within systems of care.
- Easily connect disparate data sources and applications – Data Integration Suite offers a proven methodology for enabling a more integrated system of care. For example, a provider may admit a patient and receive clinical information via an HL7-compliant message. With DataDirect, the provider can then convert that data to XML and then covert the XML to an X12 EDI message so they can submit a claim to the appropriate payer organization. The DataDirect XML conversion process saves an abundance of developer time, and allows IT administrators to focus those resources on more strategic projects. Check out our HL7 conversion tutorial!
- Keep pace with evolving standards and maintain regulatory compliance – On January 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate the adoption of a new standard – HIPAA version 5010 – for electronic claims submission. Transitioning from the existing 4010 standard and meeting the January 2012 deadline will be difficult at best. With DataDirect, healthcare IT administrators have a data integration solution that supports both the 4010 and 5010 versions. This means that as developers work to transition to the new standard, they already have an XML conversion tool that will support both existing operations as well as new 5010-compliant transactions. Check out our HIPAA 5010 & ICD-10 Compliance Webinar!
- Help ensure timelier care, improve clinical outcomes, and save lives – With easier access to needed clinical data providers can more quickly assess, diagnose, and treat patients. Likewise, with better access to non-clinical patient information, providers can more easily obtain authorizations for care, submit claims to payer organizations, and eliminate the bureaucratic red tape that adds stress to patients in need. For healthcare organizations, DataDirect solutions automate the data integration requirements of everyday operations, and in the end, providers can focus on triage, diagnosis and treatment, and take better care of people in need. Check out what our customers have to say!
DataDirect Data Integration Suite is a comprehensive solution for the healthcare industry. Optimized for developer efficiency, rapid time to deployment, and standards neutrality, Data Integration Suite enables developers to build robust, scalable data integration applications that get users and enterprise systems the information they need, when they need it. And when this happens, providers can focus on exceptional care and patients can focus on living longer, healthier lives.
For more information about Healthcare XML & EDI:
HIPAA 5010 & IDC-10 Compliance Examples
Working on HIPAA 5010 compliance? Check out thest three healthcare tutorials with cut & paste code to get you jump started.
Quick and Easy HIPAA 5010 & ICD-10 Compliance
By January 2012 healthcare organizations must become compliant with the HIPAA 5010 standard; DataDirect Data Integration Suite offers a robust support for multiple HIPAA versions, including the most recent HIPAA 5010 one as well as previous ones, like the widely adopted HIPAA 4010.
Converting HL7 2.x to 3.x Tutorial
HL7 versions 2.x and 3.x use different information models. HL7 2.x is EDI-based, 3.x is XML-based, and the concepts are different. This example shows how to go from one to the other, using DataDirect XQuery® and DataDirect XML Converters for HL7.
Converting Between X12 & XML Tutorial
XML Converters are able to handle X12 and many other EDI dialects easily, managing and converting X12 transaction sets, segments, elements, and code lists to XML. XML Converters use their embedded X12 dictionary for helping you create syntactically pure and semantically accurate X12, converting to/from XML or diagnosing problems with incoming and outgoing X12 data.
HIPAA is a specific set of messages based on the ASC X12 standard which are used for healthcare-related information exchange. DataDirect XML Converters supports HIPAA versions 004010A1, 005010 and 005010A1.
In order for health care providers to share information, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has under its aegis a standards body called HL7 to promote a standard of electronic communications. This standard and its body have both become known as HL7. The DataDirect XML Converters include a robust implementation of the HL7 standard.
What our customers have to say
"As the leader in software and services for the healthcare benefits market, we provide market leading software and services that help benefits providers, employers and individuals manage complex decisions in an ever-changing healthcare environment," said Don Taylor, Benefitfocus Vice President of Engineering. "By leveraging the DataDirect XML Converters, we can further streamline the business technologies of healthcare and improve the exchange of vital information among our key constituents – carriers, brokers, employer groups and consumers."
Evaluation software & more information
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