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BizTalk for Healthcare: Top 5 Case Studies of BizTalk HL7 Implementation

1. Datapost does the integration job for Hamilton Health Services

Hamilton Health Services used Microsoft BizTalk Serve, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Visual Studio and Corolar hhIntegration Suite to deploy a comprehensive, easy-to-use HL7 integration solution. The major challenges included:

  • Integration of clinical systems, including MEDITECH and EPIC for electronic health records (EHR)
  • Integrated of cancer patient records with MOSAIQ to all centers and providers that a patient might visit
  • Integration of Hamilton HIS with centralized Ontario Lab Information System


Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 & the Corolar Integration Suite was chosen for:

  • Handling hundreds of thousands of messages daily
  • Regional integration requirements
  • External interoperability with Ontario provincial systems
  • Flexibility to choose the best HIS for each area—whether MEDITECH for ADT, MOSAIQ for oncology, or EPIC for EHR

Business benefits

HHS reaped several business benefits including:

  • Reduced interface development and maintenance costs.
  • Integrated new and legacy hospital information systems.
  • Reliably processed high message volumes—up to 400,000 messages daily

Full case study can be accessed here.

2. HCA Healthcare uses BizTalk to process +25M messages daily

HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) faced the challenge of:

  • Disparate HIS (health information systems)
  • Inability to handle millions of messages coming from slow -receiving systems

HCA used BizTalk Server and BizTalk & BizTalk third party tools and:

  • Designed the system for volume plus condition
  • Set-up a lab environment for ongoing testing
  • Implemented Clinical Bus Service

Access the full case study here

3. HealthCare Partners (HCP) utilizes InterKnowlogy’s expertise to implement HL7 Solution

HealthCare Partners wanted an enterprise application integration solution that could integrate its different interface engines easily and efficiently.


HealthCare Partners, with the help of Microsoft and InterKnowlogy, implemented Microsoft® BizTalk® Server using the NeoTool HL7 Accelerator and the BizTalk Adapter for Microsoft SQL Server™ to build a reliable, easily extensible interface engine that can be maintained inexpensively.

Business benefits 

  • Easy to integrate with disparate systems and scale to meet future interface needs
  • Easy to leverage existing knowledge of Microsoft products to build solution
  • Quick to develop, working with Microsoft, a solution that can handle existing and new interface development needs

Access the full case study here

4. Milton Keynes General Hospital uses BizTalk Server 2004 for a mission critical HL7 implementation

Buckinghamshire, England, based Milton Keynes General Hospital uses the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 to address the following challenges:

  • Implement HL7 based messaging solutions
  • Capacity for data entry from any point
  • Viewability of any document from any location
  • ƒElimination of redundant data entry

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and SQL Server Enterprise Edition were used to deliver the following business benefits to Milton Keynes Hospital:

  • Rapid system rationalization
  • SOA adoption. that allowed solution reuse, business-to-business integration, and business activity monitoring
  • Improved data flow for better scheduling, diagnostic services, and treatments to its patients

Full case study can be accessed here

Prometheus Labs uses BizTalk for their integration & HL7 implementation needs

CCI Tech Services implemented integration solutions for Prometheus Labs.  The major challenges faced by Prometheus Labs were:

  • Current messaging not in HL7 format
  • Complex APIs
  • Slow message parsing
  • Lack of full interface monitoring, reporting, and real-time exception handling

CCI Tech used BizTalk Server and the BizTalk HL7 Accelerator, which enable a powerful HL7 messaging environment that is critical to healthcare organizations

5. Minneapolis based Park Nicollet uses BizTalk to tame the EDI dragon

The major challenges faced by Park Nicollet integration team were:

  • To smoothly orchestrate web services
  • To address Lack of high availability & scalability
  • To reduce the existing high number of bug fixing requests
  • Adopting standards based messaging

Park Nicollet integration team and Microsoft partners helped the hospital by using:

  • BizTalk Server 2004
  • Team Foundation Server
  • SQL 2005
  • HL7 & EDI Accelrators
  • Server 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005

Acces the full case study here