IBM WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare V7.0 delivers support for clinical application integration and operational management for healthcare environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-152
May 3, 2011


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WebSphere® Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare adds out-of-the-box connectivity and time-saving patterns for healthcare providers:

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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New WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare V7.0:



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Key prerequisites
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Supported environments



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Planned availability date
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May 3, 2011: Electronic distribution

May 20, 2011: Media pack



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As many hospitals and healthcare institutions move towards integration of their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) prompted by stimulus from government, many are seeking to integrate existing clinical applications to ensure that data is captured and stored within the patient records both for immediate observation and later review and analysis.

The clinical application market contains many vendors serving specific clinical functions such as pharmacy, patient records, and laboratory results management. By integrating the information flow and results from these systems, hospitals are able to choose best-of-breed applications for each function, without sacrificing the clarity and integrity of information flowing between systems and departments.

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare provides out-of-the-box support to simplify integration using a pattern-based approach for implementing common tasks such as patient admissions, discharges, and transfers (ADT), Taking and recording observations (ORU), and making orders for prescriptions (ORM). By designing and handling these flows between applications in a consistent way, errors due to re-keying can be reduced, and delays in information flow around the hospital are greatly reduced.

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare is a separate offering allowing developers to augment the function provided within the WebSphere Message Broker base product, through specific content applicable within the healthcare industry.

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare builds upon the proven quality and scalability of WebSphere Message Broker to provide, in a separately purchased pack, targeted industry connectivity and time-saving patterns for commonly used scenarios. Once installed into the standard broker toolkit, these programs provide a tailored set of configuration and deployment options which directly address common solution requirements in the acute care sector, reducing configuration and deployment time and expense.

WebSphere Message Broker allows connection and integration data flows between multiple endpoints anywhere in an organization. Whether moving around clinical information, or patient address record, WebSphere Message Broker enables definitions of actions for transformation and enrichment of data in process as well as routing to a specific application end-point, based upon the contents of the data.

Specifically the WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare assists businesses in using WebSphere Message Broker to perform a distinct function for healthcare integration:

Patient data routed through WebSphere Message Broker can be transformed into a normalized format (for example, XML), accessible to medical applications. You may add value to this data within WebSphere Message Broker to ensure it is meaningful to your receiving applications.

In providing a pattern-based approach to integrating clinical applications, WebSphere Message Broker will assist healthcare providers to gain additional visibility to patient and clinical data more rapidly and with greater accuracy.

Many hospitals choose "best-of-breed" applications to handle their disparate functions. These include - but are not limited to - patient admissions, discharges, and transfers (ADT), taking and recording observations (ORU) and making orders for prescriptions (ORM).

While many of these systems communicate via the HL7 standard, the use of different fields by each application means that typically clinicians have to manually transpose data from one application to the other at the expense of time and at the risk of transpositional errors.

By integrating the applications using WebSphere Message Broker and the WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare, the systems will be able to interchange data without the need for re-keying.

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare supports WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.2.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack For Healthcare V7.0 is capable, as of May 3, 2011, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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The WebSphere family includes software products to meet diverse integration needs as they span varying programming models, qualities of service, and multiple data types. Whether you are looking to exchange a limited amount of data between applications, services and systems, or implement an enterprise-wide SOA, you can meet current and future needs with WebSphere .

WebSphere Message Broker makes full use of the transport and connectivity options provided by WebSphere MQ, delivering additional routing and transformation capabilities, as well as other functionality to implement or extend an ESB.

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare builds on the functions offered by WebSphere Message Broker and adds content to provider faster integration between HL7-based clinical applications.

For additional information about WebSphere Message Broker, including information on WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbimessagebroker


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Program name                             Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker             5725-C18
 Connectivity Pack for Healthcare V7.0


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Online product documentation is integrated within the product.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V7, refer to Software Announcement 209-291, dated October 02, 2009 .

Software requirements

Software required for WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare is provided.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Packaging

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare ships on a media pack.

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: WebSphere
 
Product Identifier Description                  (PID)
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker                    5725-C18
 Connectivity Pack for Healthcare
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
 
                                                PID         Charge unit
Program name                                    number      description
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker                    5725-C18    Per Install
 Connectivity Pack for Healthcare

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. An Install is an installed copy of the Program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Install of the Program.

Product description                                         Product ID
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker                                5725-C18
 Connectivity Pack for Healthcare

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare (5725-C18).

                                                            Part
Description                                                 number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack
 for Healthcare
 
  Install
   License + Software S&S 12 mo                             D0H8CLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 mo                        E0AZPLL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 mo                         D0H8DLL
 

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

 
Entitled maintenance offerings                              Part
description                                                 number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for          BA107ML
Healthcare V7.0 Multiplatform English Media Pack


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IBM WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare V7.0

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage web site at

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Usage restriction

Yes

WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare is capable of being used as a medical device data system to transfer, store, and convert data from one format to another. IBM grants no license for use of WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare to control any bedside medical device for clinical or treatment purposes (for example, but without limitation, the administration of medication, anaesthetics, saline solutions and the like), and all such use of the Program for clinical or treatment purposes is prohibited. In addition, WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare is not intended or licensed for any of the following:

  1. Use for active patient monitoring or decision support;
  2. Use in any active monitoring that depends on the timeliness of data transmission; or
  3. Use where WebSphere Message Broker Connectivity Pack for Healthcare is depended on for immediate clinical action.

IBM is not responsible for any additional regulatory clearance that may be required for any such uses. Even if IBM separately agrees to extend the scope of the licence to allow any such use, Licensee must comply with any associated regulatory requirement.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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