As healthcare institutions merge, they are left with dozens of systems that do not talk to each other. Multi-year, multi-million dollar projects are launched to consolidate EMR and other HIS platforms.
Epinomy provides a bridge to interoperability to enable sharing quickly while content is being migrated.
Imagine a scenarios where two hospitals with different EMR systems merge together.
Epinomy provides a read-only bridge that allows access to both systems, giving some breathing room for the full integration of both systems to complete.
It can provide a stopgap measure, or it may become a permanent part of your data workflow. The point is that it will happen much faster and cheaper than a full data migration project.
Epinomy uses a data virtualization layer that is similar to the approach taken by Google for their internet search engine. In other words, Epinomy never writes to any EMR, it only loads and indexes content from multiple systems and provides semantic tools to bridge terminology gaps among them.
Epinomy is very fast and scalable to any size operation. Epinomy can index any kind of data in almost any format and make it available in a simple user interface.
Top Ten Electronic Health Record Challenges
- Integration with other systems
- Slowed productivity/Usability
- Importing existing records
- Learning to use
- Deficient functionality
- End-user adoption
- Achieving meaningful use
Source: Becker Hospital Review
Epinomy is designed to address the number one challenge in electronic health care records: interoperability
Most healthcare information systems are built on relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server and DB2. Epinomy takes a different approach by using a new kind of database. The Epinomy database can accept virtually any kind of data with any kind of structure (or not structure at all) and make it instantly available for search and retrieval. It doesn't matter whether the data is in a relational database, in documents, XML files, messaging formats like HL7, or even from APIs like FIHR. Epinomy loads them all with much less processing than is required by other systems.
Epinomy is scalable to billions of records on commodity hardware. It is based on proven technology with over 10 years of development from an established vendor.
Security and HIPAA Compliance
Epinomy supports role-based element level access control. That means that any record or part of a record can be protected from unauthorized access. Any information can be hidden from any user using bank and government level security. The database underlying Epinomy protects some of the most secure and sensitive applications in the world.