Scripps Health Selects Meddius Integration as a Service
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (July 15, 2011) – Scripps Health, a private, tax exempt health system in San Diego, California has selected Meddius to provide Integration as a Service to its four acute-care hospitals and 23 primary and specialty outpatient facilities. The Meddius solution is replacing a legacy Sybase interface engine and bolstering both the organization’s interface development capacity and infrastructure redundancy.
“The status quo for vendor support in the integration engine market is no longer working. Providers want partnerships, not software tools,” comments Meddius CEO, Jeff Gunther. “Integration as a Service through Meddius provides a managed service, with the tools necessary for independent control. It’s the best of both worlds, and providers are gravitating towards that.“
Over the coming months Meddius will assist Scripps in the migration of interfaces to the Meddius Integration Platform™, an appliance-based hardware and software platform that provides high-availability, monitoring, alerting, and a rich array of tools for the development of interfaces by both Meddius and Scripps resources. The platform is deployed onsite to ensure optimal privacy and security measures.
“Meaningful Use (MU), Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives mean CIO’s are under intense pressure to build more interfaces, often with less resources,” continues Jeff Gunther. “These increased pressures add a new dimension to an integration engine purchasing decision. CIO’s must now pay close attention to ongoing management, labor capacity, and infrastructure changes in order to calculate the true total cost of ownership of an integration tool. For these reasons alone, Integration as a Service is an attractive option to CIO’s as a one-stop solution to their integration challenges.”
The Scripps and Meddius partnership was formally initiated on July 1st, 2011. To learn how your organization can benefit from Integration as a Service and the Meddius Integration Platform™ please contact us.
About Meddius, LLC
The leading provider of integration appliances, Meddius builds innovative solutions for the healthcare industry to accelerate and simplify the sharing of mission-critical information among applications, both internally and externally. The Meddius Integration Router® is a turn-key solution for hospitals and healthcare vendors that delivers common data transformation, communication and routing functions in a single rack-mountable network device through an Integration as a Service model. Meddius is a privately held company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA.