HL7 Interface with CTMS

Top reasons to share data between a Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) and EMR

by Stephanie Courcy


Posted on January 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM



Healthcare providers are increasingly being required to use multiple electronic systems to manage different aspects of patient care. This results in more time spent on data entry added to an already-full day.

As technology advances, so do opportunities for systems to communicate with each other. HL7 (or Health Level 7) Interface is an integration engine built specifically for the healthcare industry using a standard messaging protocol to share data between systems.

Research sites that utilize an institution EMR (e.g. Epic, Mosaiq, Cerner, Allscripts) for patient management, and also use a Clinical Trials Management System, can benefit from an HL7 interface between the two systems to share data. Benefits include:

 

  • Decreased staff workload for data entry.
  • Reduced chance for duplicate records.
  • Increased data accuracy and consistency.
  • Improved communication.
  • Increased patient safety.

 

CREDIT CTMS from DDOTS offers a customizable HL7 interface that can work with any EMR. Contact us for more information.