Clinical data can be entered into NNM through easy-to-use data entry screens. Data can also be collected through the NNM HL7 interface. This interface can receive data from other hospital systems, in the industry-standard HL7 format, and automatically load that data into the NNM database.
The interface includes functions that receive the HL7 transactions, send acknowledgements that the transactions have been received, validate the transactions, and load the accepted transactions into the database. For example, NNM can receive HL7 transactions from the hospital’s Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) system to automatically accept patient data for both the infant and mother. NNM can also receive lab data from the hospital’s Laboratory system and eliminate the need for manual entry of labs.
Data received by the HL7 interface can be used directly for patient documentation or can be augmented manually with additional data that has not have been collected by any other clinical system. The HL7 interface can also be used to transmit data from NNM into other hospital systems.
The NNM HL7 interface is provided and supported directly by Isoprime. Isoprime can also provide extensive implementation assistance on the HL7 interface to customize it to each hospital’s unique data requirements. The result is the benefit of working with just one vendor for the NICU software, interfaces, and implementation support.