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Will You Share Your Code?

If you’ve visited our Help Center recently, you may have noticed a few changes.

We tend to always have a number of projects in the works to improve our digital offerings, and a few weeks ago a number of these projects wrapped up and made it into production.

With all the changes, I thought I’d take a little time to explain a few of the most important – and useful – new areas.

Interface Engine Migration Doesn’t
Have to Be So Painful

The following post highlights one of iNTERFACEWARE’s many partners.  We love to learn and share what others are doing with IGUANA, or in this case, how one organization – Caristix – is helping companies migrate away from legacy engines in a pain-free and timely manner.  Caristix was kind enough to present parts of their solution at our 2014 IGUANA User Conference and since then we’ve had a number of customers ask to learn more.  We also partnered with Caristix to support the development and release of the first ever interface converter: the Mirth Connect to IGUANA converter.  So, if you’re looking to migrate away from a legacy engine, I recommend you read below and consider speaking with our friends at Caristix.  At the end of the post I’ll also include some links  to our recommendations on setting up your newly migrated IGUANA server.   But for now, let’s get on with the post.

The problem is quite simple: healthcare providers and vendors need more than legacy engines can deliver. 

Whatever the specific motivating factor (meaningful use, population health management, analytics, new data sources, etc.), organizations who are looking to expand their interoperability are faced with major migration projects.

While there’s plenty of advice on selecting a new interface engine, there’s not enough on the actual migration process itself.

Logs that aren’t useless

At the 2014 IGUANA User Conference, a number of presentations highlighted interesting, and incredibly useful ways to take advantage of IGUANA’s logging capabilities. As such, I thought I’d combine those lessons into a single post to introduce newbies to IGUANA’s logs and provide some tangible starting points for those of you looking to do even more.

A Wizard That Auto-Generates Lua Code

tl;dr: (For those who don’t know: tl;dr is Internet slang for “too long, didn’t read“)

  • It’s easy to create web services in IGUANA that create new / restrict workflow
  • I made a web service to take in a few parameters and then auto-generate the Lua code required to monitor IGUANA’s vital stats and send immediate alerts or daily reports
  • You can check out the generator here: http://labs.interfaceware.com:6544/notify/
  • You can learn the why and how by reading on.

A look back at the 2014 IGUANA User Conference

Hi Everyone,

Art here again. I’m back with Round 2 of my series on the 2014 IGUANA User Conference. As promised, before I dive into the technical presentations, I wanted to give a glimpse of what it was like to be at the conference by posting some of the creative work that went into the event.

Have a look at the video above for the “official” highlight reel and keep reading to see some great photos, our CEO as a superhero and even a pig wearing an IGUANA hat. Enjoy!

NOTE:  The 2015 IGUANA User Conference will take place September 23-24.  SAVE THE DATE!


We are iNTERFACEWARE / User Conference Round-up

Hi Everyone,

Art here from iNTERFACEWARE.

With the new year upon us, I thought I’d dive back into blogging (and coding) to give you a first-hand look at the things we’re working on with a strong emphasis on the amazing and fun things you can do with IGUANA.

I thought I’d start by focusing on one of our highlights of 2014; the IGUANA User Conference. We had an amazing turn out, but more importantly, we packed a ton of useful content into the two days. In fact, the content was so well received that I decided to take the time to walk you through the most interesting pieces as individual blog posts (with maybe even a video or two) rather than just dumping the slides and code on a page for you to discover.

iNTERFACEWARE Redefines Healthcare Analytics in the Big Impact of Small Data Executive Seminar Tour

Interoperability Software Leader to Disrupt Healthcare by Urging Executives to Think Small

CHICAGO, Illinois — December 1, 2014 — iNTERFACEWARE®, a software provider committed to simplifying healthcare integration, announced today at the RSNA Annual Meeting (booth #3373 South Hall A), the launch of an Executive Seminar Series entitled The Big Impact of Small Data.

While the healthcare industry is abuzz with Big Data, it is Small Data that has the largest opportunity to create immediate impact to the bottom line. Compared to its bigger cousin, Small Data is actionable and agile. It is about tapping into the data flowing through the various clinical and administrative systems, typically via the integration engine, and extracting the most relevant information for measuring KPIs.

Executive Seminar Series: The Big Impact of Small Data


Data – it’s everywhere and it’s a “big” deal.

While ‘Big Data’ is a catchy buzzword and continues to make the headlines, it’s really ‘Small Data’ that can have the bigger, more immediate impact.

Small data is targeted and can be quickly and easily actioned. For hospitals, this small data is already readily available, as data is being exchanged amongst clinical, administrative and operational systems through integration engines everyday.

IGUANA Apps: Best Served With A Cold Beer

Here at iNTERFACEWARE, we’re getting pumped up for our 2nd annual user conference next month. We can’t wait to see everyone in Toronto!

Tickets are still available. So, if you don’t already have yours, what are you waiting for?

Get your ticket today!

Sneak Peek: “An Intimate Q&A With CEO Eliot Muir”

Register today for the IGUANA User Conference to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Remember you can ask Eliot anything you want and he has to answer. Don’t miss out!

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