LINKMED® IE Features:

1- Communication:
LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Communication Drivers communicate with remote system through TCP/IP socket connections. HL7 messages can be wrapped using HL7 MLLP protocols or user-defined protocols (headers and trailers). The LINKMED® HL7 TCP/IP Drivers communication protocols are configured in the drivers configuration dialog box.

LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Communication Drivers can send and receive information in virtually any formats over any protocols, effectively bridging other systems with the LINKMED® IE Interface environment.

DICOM- PACS Communication: Use to querry PACS for DICOM workllist and send DICOM Study Reports to PACS

LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Receiver Features:
  • Accepts all HL7 message types and automatically validates and sends standard HL7 message acknowledgements back to client(s).
  • Accepts multiple connections on the same port and route messages to user-defined destinations.
  • Accepts HL7 query messages and sends HL7 query response messages.
  • Can be configured for application level message validation.
  • Built-in firewall allows the receiver to accept message from allowed IP address only (up to 50 IP addresses).
  • Can be configured to receive non-HL7 message sends via TCP/IP user-defined protocols such as XML documents, Words documents, PDF documents, etc.
  • Reads, Writes and filters HL7messages to SQL database or LINKMED® internal interface database.
  • Runs unobstructively as service.
  • LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Transmitter Features:

  • Sends HL7 result and query messages.
  • Receives HL7 acknowledgements and HL7 query response.
  • Can be configured to send message length and size encoding prior to sending actual HL7 message.
  • Automatically re-send message if no acknowledgement is received or remove message out of the queue.
  • Can be configured to send non-HL7 message via TCP/IP user-defined protocols such as XML documents, Words documents, PDF documents, etc.

  • The LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP drivers can send and receive information in virtually any format over many TCP/IP protocols, effectively bridging other systems with the LINKMED® Interface environment.

    2- LINKMED® IE Dynamic Message Mapper:
    Messaging and Mapping tools uses for system's integration and data exchange between system. Users use LINKMED® IE Mapper to create system interface templates for their applications and/or systems.

    LINKMED® IE Dynamic Message Mapper Features:

  • Native support for standard HL7 ( All version 2.xx ) HL7 version 3 ready when available, supports other standard messaging format such as: XML, ASTM, ASCII, CSV, NVP, SQL and user- defined.
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) allows user to visually learn its user friendly functionalities in order to create an interface template.
  • Mapping data from one format to virtually any another format including "What you want" format.
  • Built-in HL7 message library (All HL7 Version 2.xx).
  • Supports new ASTM CCR and HL7 CDA.
  • Internal intermediate database for storing un-needed data but needed to re-create HL7 result messages to send back to the HIS or EMR systems in bi-directional interface.
  • Featuring GUI "Mapper Rules" uses for data manipulation such as moving value from one filed to another or concatenate data from many fields and output into one field.

  • 3- Inbound Interface Workflows:

    LINKMED® IE processed filtered and reformatted HL7 and non-HL7 format to other file format by reading the Interface template.
    Inbound HL7 interface workflows:

  • HIS, EMR, EHR systems send HL7 messages to LINKMED® IE interface.
  • LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Receiver receives and sends HL7 message acknowledgements.
  • LINKMED® IE Receiver processes HL7 messages to vendors format.
  • Patient demographics are imported to vendors applications or systems.
  • Patient demographics and others information are stored in LINKMED® IE intermediate database.
  • In Bi-directional interface LINKMED® IE can assigned unique key identifiers (UKI) used for study result reconciliation with order.
  • LINKMED® IE Interface accepts HL7 ADT updates to study order (ORM) automatically.
  • Automatically updates order (ORM) information when receiving ADT patient merged message(supports both merge patient ID or merge patient account numbers or both ).
  • 4- Outbound Interface Workflows:

    The LINKMED® IE processed and reconciled study reports with previously received HL7 ADT/Order messages, then creates HL7 result messages (ORU or MDM) to be sent back to the HIS, EMR or EHR systems.

    The following are LINKMED® IE default Outbound HL7 interface workflows:

  • Lab results, Diagnostic studies or Transcribed reports received back from Vendors systems are reconciled with HL7 ADT/Order information's stored in the LINKMED® IE interface intermediate database.
  • HL7 result messages (ORU)or Documentation (MDM) messages are created only if all records unique key identifiers are matched.
  • Reports with unmatched unique key identifiers are processed for later reconciliation with ADT or Order send later from the HIS, EMR, EHR or OE systems.
  • Study reports can be viewed and print from LINKMED® WebSelect client.
  • HL7 result (ORU) or Documentation (MDM) messages are configured (Customized) according to client's specifications (down to HL7 field level).
  • 5- Implementing the Interface:
    • HIS, EMR, EHR Systems send HL7 ADT /Order message to LINKMED® IE Interface.
    • LINKMED® IE Processed HL7 ADT/Order Messages and inserted the data into client database or passed to a shared location folder for vendor's application to import.
    • Study Reports are automatically processed by the LINKMED® IE to HL7 Result messages
    • DICOM Study Report can be created and send to PACS Systems (both in SR and ESR format)

LINKMED® IE Interface with the following systems

  • McKESSON STAR series 2000, HPF
  • SIEMENS SMS,OPENLink, Invision, UNITY, Soarian®
  • MEDITECH, ITS, MAGIC(Client/Server)
  • AllScripts-MISYS, Eclipsys SCM
  • Cerner CareConnection, Millennium, PowerChart®
  • MedPlus ChartMaxx
  • Epic Systems Corporation: HyperSpace (Spring 2006:R1 R2)
  • GE Centricity (IDX)CareCast/LastWord
  • Quovadx (cloverleaf)
  • Sun SeeBeyond eGate
  • HL7 compliant systems

System Requirements

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core or Compatible Server running on Windows® server 2000/2003/2008/4 GB RAM or
  • Intel Pentium IV Class or Compatible Interface PC running on Windows® XP Pro/Win 7 Pro/2GB RAM
  • VMware® Server compatible
  • 100 GB + Hard Disk space
  • 10/100/1000 LAN
  • Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS) enable
  • Web Browser

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