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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Improving Performance of Healthcare Systems with SOA

Healthcare organizations today are challenged to manage a growing
portfolio of systems. The cost of acquiring, integrating, and
maintaining these systems are rising, while the demands of system
users are increasing. Organizations must address evolving clinical
requirements as well as support revenue cycle and administration
business functions. In addition, demands are increasing for
interoperability with other organizations to regionally support
care delivery. Service oriented architecture offers system design
and management principles that support reuse and sharing of system
resources across the healthcare organization. SOA does not require
the re-engineering of existing systems. With SOA, existing processing
can be combined with new capabilities to build a library of services
that are used as a part of solutions. Using shared services that
are aligned with business processes, SOA strengthens interoperability
while reducing the need to synchronize data between isolated systems.
Services may be made available, no matter their location, to create
solutions that reach beyond the desktop, the department, and the
healthcare organization.

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