University Physicians, Inc. (UPI) provides business operations and administrative support to the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s 1,800 providers. Adjacent to the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, one of the largest and most advanced academic medical campuses in the country, UPI is closely affiliated with University of Colorado Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado. UPI serves as a resource for both patients and providers seeking information about the University of Colorado network.
When UPI chose HealthShare Foundation as its strategic integration platform, they brought in J2 to set up their HealthShare environment, establish best practices, and migrate several mission-critical interfaces from GE to HealthShare. These interfaces—which included incoming inpatient, ambulatory, radiology, anesthesia, and pathology feeds from both UCH and CHCO—leveraged complex legacy business rules originally implemented within the GE AES framework. In addition to designing and implementing the HL7 routing and transformation logic, we ported the legacy business rules engine to Caché Objects, dramatically improving the stability, maintainability, and reusability of the code base.
Since completing the migration effort, J2 has built a number of new interfaces for UPI, including inbound ambulatory visit management registration feeds and multiple patient enrollment interfaces. J2 also built a custom workflow application and related email alerting features to help UPI staff manage incoming data feeds, analyze the quantity and quality of charges, and respond to exceptions. We continue to support UPI’s investment in HealthShare with a full range of services including technology strategy and architecture, systems support and upgrades, integration, custom application development, and knowledge transfer to the UPI technical team.