Model oriented software and interoperability solutions @ the Asia eHealth Information Network

As part of S23M’s collaboration with the the Asia eHealth Information Network and the global OpenMRS Open Source community, we delivered two talks at the AeHIN Hour in February and March 2021.

The recordings of the talks provide a comprehensive introduction to the model-oriented architecture of the S23M Care Platform, to our customer engagement model, and to our model-oriented approach to interoperability. The Q&A parts of the talks cover practical questions related to:

  1. upgrade paths for legacy systems,
  2. the role of model-oriented domain analysis in surfacing tacit knowledge,
  3. incremental migration to interoperability based on open standards,
  4. S23M’s delivery capability across Asia and our plans for growth.

The Model-Oriented Architecture of the S23M Care Platform

The design of S23M’s healthcare software solutions is informed by the needs of local communities and is co-led by clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals who continue to work on the front lines of healthcare delivery. This allows us to bring our technological expertise and understanding of the needs of healthcare providers and their patients together in an optimal way. All our product lines are fully cloud based (SaaS) solutions.

The Care Platform that powers all of our software product lines is based on a modular pure Java architecture which runs in standard web container platforms, for access by users in any modern web browser, on any smart phone, tablet or desktop.

The low code Care Platform communicates with electronic health record systems via the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) and IPS (International Patient Summary) standards. This facilitates seamless information exchange between healthcare service providers, whilst respecting the limits imposed by patient controlled health data access privileges and regionally applicable data governance policies.

Model-Oriented Interoperability and Systems Integration

S23M’s Care Platform technology integrates distributed systems via the SNOMED-CT compliant interoperability standards stipulated by national and regional health authorities. This means data quality challenges can be reduced significantly, and as a result, the number of mistakes in diagnostics and patient care can be reduced correspondingly. The Care Platform supports open REST (for non-clinical data) and FHIR/REST APIs (for clinical data) for integration, with OAuth2 (2 factor authentication where needed) as the security layer.

All our software product lines include optional out-of-the-box integration with OpenMRS, a best-of-breed Open Source electronic health record system that is used by more than 5,500 healthcare facilities in over 40 countries to provide improved healthcare to 12.6 million patients

All integrations between S23M’s healthcare product lines and OpenMRS are done via FHIR standards, in particular Smart on FHIR. This means that the same integration code can interface with any other health IT systems, such as Cerner, Epic and other proprietary EMR systems, practice management software, laboratory systems, financial, and billing systems, among others, which also support the same FHIR resource types and APIs.

Further information

Our solutions for the healthcare sector are designed to enable knowledge to flow to all the places where it can be put to good use:

Software Services – Optimising patient journeys and networks of care

Interoperability and Systems Integrations – A comprehensive approach

Clinical Data Governance – Security without compromise

Community Oriented Co-Design – Understanding the patient journey and local care needs

Trans Tasman Knowledge Exchange – Mutual learning between healthcare service providers