Blackrock Clinic deploy InterSystems Health Connect platform


Blackrock Clinic, one of Ireland’s major private healthcare providers has deployed InterSystems HealthShare Health Connect to provide a central integration engine that sits between all clinical system in the hospital & manages all HL7 messaging between these systems.

Grapevine Solutions, an InterSystems partner since 1996 worked closely with Blackrock Clinic to install and configure Health Connect in high-availability architecture that’s provides 24X7 up-time for a critical part of the hospital’s IT services. Health Connect built in mirroring capability was used to provide real-time replication between primary & backup servers which automatically fail-over when a system failure occurs.

Phase 1 of the integration project required Grapevine to design & develop Health Connect interfaces to transmit and transform HL7 messages between the hospitals existing Patient Administration System (PAS) and new clinical systems from Philips/Radiology Imaging System, CSS/Radiology Information System, McKesson/peerVue reporting system and Spacelabs/Sentinel cardiology system.