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IBM Health Integration Framework

Health Integration Framework provides healthcare-specific reference architectures. It also provides a suite of tools, transformation engines and application adapters built on healthcare standards, such as HIPAA EDI, HL7 and IHE integration profiles, that can help reduce development time and lower costs.

It helps you build, extend and transform your existing infrastructures while allowing multiple systems to consume and re-use business services to provide Web-based collaboration across people, processes and information in the healthcare community. You can design flexible applications that can extend and integrate with other systems.

Health Integration Framework validation recognizes that your solution integrates with IBM middleware components. When you validate your solution, you join a community focused on service oriented architecture (SOA) for innovation in healthcare. With SOA, best practices, and the exchange of ideas, we can work towards truly interoperable applications.

Health Integration Framework solutions are validated according to a specific domain:

  • - Healthcare provider
    • - Enterprise clinical integration

      Solutions in the enterprise clinical integration domain facilitate the integration, exchange and sharing of information throughout the healthcare enterprise for improved efficiency, productivity and better outcomes.

      Clinical business integration solutions built on the Health Integration Framework offer secure access to clinical systems and handling of transaction based on HIPAA and HL7 standards that:

      This domain leverages a number of SOA-based integration products from IBM such as the Initiate Patient Hub and Initiate Provider Hub for Master Data Management, WebSphere Portal, and WebSphere Message Broker.

    • - Enterprise health analytics

      Solutions in the enterprise health analytics domain help integrate clinical, financial and operational information, and apply real-time retrospective and predictive analytics to measure and monitor performance, while unlocking the insights in unstructured data.

      Enterprise health analytics solutions address the need to:

      Some of the IBM products leveraged in this domain are Cognos, Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare, ILOG, Netezza, and SPSS.

      This domain is matched by the enterprise health plan analytics domain in the health plans segment and leverages similar products.

    • - Healthcare interoperability

      Solutions in the healthcare interoperability domain help advance more effective delivery of healthcare and enable connected and personalized care by making it easy for providers, insurers and other stakeholders to exchange information across multiple healthcare organizations, regions or communities of interest.

      This domain leverages IBM products such as Case Manager, Cognos, and WebSphere Message Broker.

    • - Operations optimization

      Solutions in the operations optimization domain focus on building flexibility into hospital operations to support cost reduction, compliance and operational resilience. Specific Healthcare Integration Framework-enabled solutions help track assets, patients, and staff to improve patient safety and quality of care while reducing risk and helping manage costs. These solutions include real-time asset management for hospitals.

      This domain leverages the IBM Tivoli suite of products as well as Maximo and Real Time Asset Locator for Healthcare.

  • - Health plans
    • - Core systems modernization
      This domain covers areas such as HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 modernization, enterprise integration, service management for health plans, and health plan portals. Solutions in the core systems modernization domain help:

      Among the products leveraged in this domain are the Initiate Patient Hub and Initiate Provider Hub for Master Data Management, Transformation Accelerator and Manager for ICD-10, Tivoli, WebSphere Business Process Management, and WebSphere Portal.

    • - Enterprise health plan analytics
      Solutions in the enterprise health plan analytics domain help:

      Some of the IBM products leveraged in this domain are Cognos, Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare, ILOG, Netezza, and SPSS.

      This domain is matched by the enterprise health analytics domain in the health provider segment and leverages similar products.

  • - Life sciences
    • - Business model transformation

      Enable healthcare organizations to consolidate and streamline complex cases, create customized care plans, and coordinate care from a patient-centered perspective. This helps provide faster, more efficient case outcomes allowing healthcare organizations to move from episodic care to preventative care and wellness.

      Key products in this domain are IBM Case Manager and IBM Cúram products.

    • - Research and development transformation

      This domain covers areas such as life sciences stakeholder communities and collaboration, business analytics and optimization, and secure data sharing and data transfer.

      Life sciences transformation solutions help:

      Solutions in this domain leverage products such as Cognos, DataPower, ILOG, SPSS, and WebSphere Portal.

    • - Sales and marketing transformation

      Leveraging products such as Cognos, ILOG, and Unica allows organizations to deliver key information to consumers and physicians at the right time, to optimize sales and marketing spend and improve campaign results.

    • - Supply chain transformation

      Pharmaceutical track and trace and life sciences asset management are examples of how life science organizations can develop a visible and secure supply chain to comply with regulations, prevent counterfeit drugs, and reduce operating costs. Solutions in this domain leverage products like Maximo and Sterling Commerce.

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