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Integrate our video conferencing technology into external software 

Now that healthcare organizations are increasingly going digital, it is very important that new systems and methods become part of the existing healthcare process. This also goes for our digital consulting rooms, which organizations use to facilitate e-consultations by means of video calling and exchanging messages. Zaurus offers multiple ways to integrate video conferencing technology into healthcare information systems.

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Our generic integration

Developing a ‘custom’ integration costs quite a lot of time and money. When the need arises (such as this year with covid-19), organizations benefit from a quick solution that requires less man hours and costs.

With this in mind, we have developed our generic integration: a solid foundation that allows organizations to securely integrate the video call functionalities of our digital consulting rooms into their healthcare information systems with minimal effort.

The video call does not take place in our applications, but in our custom consulting room interface, branded with the logo of the healthcare organization:

 

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The generic integration is simple and user-friendly for both the healthcare provider and the patient:

  • Patients can easily participate in an e-consultation, without creating a Zaurus account;
  • Patients receive a unique link to participate, for example via the organization’s patient portal;
  • Healthcare providers and patients can participate using the web browser of their choice, on a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet;
  • Appointments for digital consultations can be scheduled directly in the healthcare information system, in the same way as ‘physical’ consultations;
  • The healthcare provider can easily start the video call conversation from the EHR;
  • No additional actions required – this prevents errors and is a lot more efficient.

The following healthcare organizations are currently using our generic integration:

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University Medical Center Groningen the Netherlands
St Jansdal hospital
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HUID Medical Center

The generic integration has been set up in such a way that it can be combined with any healthcare information system. At Zuyderland Medical Center they use SAP, at OLVG, UMCG and St Jansdal Hospital they use Epic and Centrum Oosterwal and HUID Medical Center they use Chipsoft, integrated using Brightfish.

Custom software integration using HL7

It is also an option to create an integration between Zaurus and other healthcare systems using our API’s combined with HL7 (short for Health Level 7, the worldwide standard for secure, electronic data exchange in the healthcare industry).

This way of integrating our video conferencing technology is different from our generic integration in a number of important ways. For example, the organization uses the Zaurus applications and patients are required to register their own Zaurus account.

This way of working has the following benefits:

  • Patients can participate in video consultations using their own Zaurus account and re-use this account for future consultations;
  • Healthcare providers and patients can participate using a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet;
  • When the healthcare provider starts the video call, the patient’s ringtone is triggered;
  • The Zaurus apps can be customized with the logo and colors of the healthcare organization;
  • Appointments for digital consultations can be scheduled directly in the healthcare information system, in the same way as ‘physical’ consultations;
  • The healthcare provider can easily start the video call from the EHR;
  • No additional actions required – this prevents mistakes and is a lot more efficient.

Radboudumc makes very successful use of this custom software integration.

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An integration like this one can be realized when the healthcare information system of the organization in question has an API available. At Radboudumc they use Epic

Collaborations with suppliers of healthcare information systems

Naturally, we love to collaborate with the suppliers of healthcare information systems. They know their software best and can take the wishes of their customers into account when developing an integration with our platform.

Such a collaboration can take various forms. For example, Symax, the developer of the Mextra EHR, has made our video conferencing technology available in their own EHR by using our generic integration. 

We have also made Zaurus available in the AppOrchard – Epic’s very own appstore. A great way to show (current and future) customers using Epic that we are keen to invest in our technical accessibility and that we have been tested against Epic’s requirements for security, sustainability and privacy. 

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Interested in integrated video conferencing using Zaurus?

Do contact us, we would love to discuss your needs and how our solutions can benefit your organization.