Epilepsy Center Improves Sharing of Patient Data with WSO2 Carbon Enterprise Middleware

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Epilepsy Center Improves Sharing of Patient Data with WSO2 Carbon Enterprise Middleware

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The Epilepsy Institutes of the Netherlands Foundation (Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland, or SEIN) specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, support and research of epilepsy. To perform the highly regulated exchange of information, SEIN needed to improve information flow and integrating processes. With the consultation of IT solutions provider Yenlo, SEIN now uses WSO2 ESB to run critical business processes and manage patient information according to the requirements of the Health Level Seven (HL7) standard, securely and rapidly exchanging data across both internal and external information systems.

WSO2 ESB made sense for this project because it connects to anything; its interoperability and high performance meant that all of SEIN’s data sources could communicate with each other. Moreover, the WSO2 ESB and SUSE Linux combination created a flexible and robust integration platform at a competitive cost.

Ruben van der Zwan
CEO, Yenlo

Company

The Epilepsy Institutes of the Netherlands Foundation (Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland, or SEIN)

Website

http://www.sein.nl/

Industry

Healthcare / Research

Country

Netherlands

The Requirement

  • A new framework on which varying systems could connect to each other more effectively to facilitate faster data exchange
  • Adhere to strict requirements regarding the privacy of patient data, lab results, and medication records, while also meeting regulations for the retention and auditing of data, as well as access logs
  • Exchange information efficiently and securely with other institutions and even within SEIN itself

The Solution

  • A service-oriented architecture (SOA) in which WSO2 ESB served as the backbone to handle all mediation and transformation of services
  • The configurability and speed of WSO2 ESB, which required less programming than other ESB options evaluated, simplified the process of connecting SEIN to other systems, ensuring high performance and availability
  • WSO2 ESB supports the HL7 protocol for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information, so that SEIN can ensure healthcare information is shared efficiently and accurately, meeting regulatory requirements