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Event-driven architecture for digital transformation of healthcare

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Healthcare runs on data that must be available and accurate to support optimal patient outcomes. But roadblocks exist caused by complex systems composed of diverse applications and devices.

Moving data efficiently, reliably and securely across these complex landscapes is a huge challenge for healthcare providers and a major objective of their digital transformations.

Kinseed’s SwiftCare is a suite of cloud-based tools designed to help healthcare providers improve the way they work with patients, data, and resources without the need for heavy coding or expensive consultancy fees. Solace was selected to underpin SwiftCare with the world-class real-time data distribution capabilities that are only possible with event-driven architecture (EDA).

“We know that for SwiftCare to be a truly transformative platform for healthcare providers, it needs to be powered by reliable, real-time data streams from a wide variety of sources like EHRs, clinical devices, as well as modern cloud services,” said Bob Hundal, cto, Kinseed. “Solace is the gold standard for moving critical data between diverse applications and devices in real-time, so bolstering our cloud platform with their cloud event streaming and event management services was a perfect fit. This partnership accelerates our mission of connecting the disconnected.”

Solace’s solution can be deployed in a customer’s own private cloud, supporting both Kinseed’s cloud-first approach and their need to comply with all healthcare industry regulations in the area of data privacy and governance. Kinseed also valued the event management capabilities of PubSub+ Event Portal, which will help architects and developers across their organisation collaboratively design, reuse and manage event streams, event-driven APIs and event-driven applications.

Some early applications of PubSub+ Platform’s capabilities are MediConnect, which lets providers connect legacy clinical apparatus without expensive refits and equipment purchase; and MediView, which enables healthcare professionals to remotely monitor clinical instruments and devices.

One example of how SwiftCare improves patient outcomes is the Children’s Acute Transport Service (the CATS team), based at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in Central London. The CATS team, which transports sick children who are referred to or from critical care services around the United Kingdom, uses SwiftCare to let remote experts and consultants provide their valuable clinical expertise to patients in transit, supplying them with real-time data collected by devices in the ambulance. Since implementing SwiftCare, the CATS team has conducted over 3,000 remotely monitored journeys, each of which has seen improved patient safety and oversight while reducing handover times by 30-90 minutes.

“We are proud to be partnering with Kinseed as they work to deliver the benefits of digital transformation into the healthcare space. Their SwiftCare suite has proven to significantly improve patient outcomes through the real-time, event-driven distribution of data, and we are thrilled that they saw Solace as the EDA platform of choice for their needs,” said David Mitchell, regional VP UK and Ireland, Solace.

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