Optimizing Healthcare


HealthFabric captures raw data from disparate sources and transforms those data into HL7 v2.5 data types.  These can be filtered and used proactively to make informed decisions.  In an HIE model, financial data as well as clinical data would fuel the analytics.  By integrating analytics, HIEs can transform existing electronic information into useful, actionable data to improve outcomes and provide physicians with precision tools to employ when caring for their patients.  Although analytics are not new to the health care industry, they have new meaning in the context of an HIE because the results are more complete when a multi-source, comprehensive data repository is used.

HealthFabric is based on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and can be hosted in the local Information Technology (IT) infrastructure or in a private Cloud instance in Microsoft Azure.  Users of HealthFabric in the Cloud benefit by joining a growing community of customers who share infrastructure and IT costs, resulting in lower management overhead, little up-front investment and immediate access to the full range of applications.


VirtualHealthRecord (VHR) applications are directly derived from the HealthFabric platform and provide unified access and management to all types of clinical and financial information.  A templating feature of the VHR allows the selection of specific HL7 message types, segment types and/or data types from the HealthFabric database.  This customization provides the flexibility to select only those data that are required for the specific VHR application.

Once the template has been created and applied, a solution set consisting of Microsoft's Silverlight XAML application and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services are automatically generated.  This Web 2.0 application can be run as-is or can be further customized using .NET development tools to satisfy unique requirements.  At runtime, the data from source systems received by HealthFabric are automatically propogated to the respective VHR application databases.  This provides an overall huge advantage as each VHR application has real time information for analysis, reporting and processing.