Mirth Connect is one of our favorite engines to work with.  Mirth was designed for HL7 integration first and has over a 10 year history.  While initial concerns existed on the product’s long term viability, it is now backed by the outpatient giant NextGen.  Features include out of the box mapping, filtering, monitoring, error handling, message tracking, etc. in a simple to use GUI.  Mirth runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS – it is Java JRE based.

One of the greatest attributes to Mirth is that a fully featured version is available under a Free and Open Source model.  Mirth allows for a ton of flexibility in the future as it is HL7 native.  Most users of Mirth should find it suitable for all their interoperability needs.  Mirth Connect supports a protocols including TCP/IP, File System, FTP, SFTP, Database ODBC, DICOM, JMS and HTTP.  There are developer options to create custom connectors and use custom protocols.

Mirth is easy to use and has a short learning curve.  Allow our team to work with yours, either as a trainer or an extension so you can meet your deadlines.

Outcome Healthcare recommends Mirth Connect for many newer integration environments, or those where budget is limited.  There is a clear path for moving from Open Source to a paid license and it is simple.  Using Mirth Connect Administrator is pretty straight forward – Most operations are done graphically, including assembling mapping code.  The mapping language is JavaScript, giving you access to a ton of functions native to the language.  For example, complex date manipulation can be boiled down to a single line of code:

var OutputDate = DateUtil.convertDate("yyyyMMddHHmmss", "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss", inputDate).toString();

Outcome Healthcare has a team of Mirth Connect veterans and is ready to assist your next project.

What are some of the common Ancillary and Departmental systems we integrate?

  • Inpatient Electronic Health Record
  • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record
  • Lab Information System (LIS)
  • Radiology Information Systems (RIS)
  • Emergency Department Information System (EDIS)
  • Cardiac Information Systems (CIS)
  • Picture Archiving & Communications Systems (PACs)
  • Patient Accounting / Billing
  • Perioperative Information Systems (Surgical, PICU, etc.)