Auto-generate code for easy reporting, alerts or just about anything else.


(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:
  • You can learn the why and how by reading on.


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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!


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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.

Before I get to that, I wanted to share some of the lighter moments from the conference. Take the video above for example: we wanted to welcome guests to the event in style, so we decided to give them a small taste of what life is like at iNTERFACEWARE. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.


Stay Tuned: In my next post, I’ll give you a peek inside the conference with the official “sizzle” reel (that’s just a fancy way of saying the highlights) along with a few customer videos and some photos.  After that, I’ll get into the meaty stuff like the presentations and sharable code.



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.

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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.

The ability to collect, analyze and use Small Data has helped our hospital clients to maintain and grow their profitability, evaluate operational quality measures and meet Meaningful Use objectives.

We believe in sharing this message beyond our customers, so we’ve put together a complimentary Executive Seminar Series called The Big Impact of Small Data.

This seminar series, intended for CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors, will feature success stories from hospital CIOs and explore how you can seize upon the potential of your small data to create dashboards to monitor your KPIs and increase efficiencies in your hospital.

Register for free and get more details about the event at:

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!

Not attending the conference but still want to ask a question?

No problem. Simply leave your question in the comments below and we’ll ask your question(s) for you.

IGUANA User Conference 2014

IGUANA User Conference: Learn – Network – Have Fun!

We’re excited to be hosting our second annual IGUANA User Conference! It will be two action-packed days that will provide you with a recipe to immediately strengthen and extend your integration projects. Integration has truly never been more powerful.

Last year’s event was a huge success and we would love for you to join us on September 24-25. Attend this year’s conference and we promise:

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Today San Diego, Tomorrow L.A.!

Had a great time at Scripps Healthcare today in San Diego. We had a great turn out of people for the advanced Iguana workshop going through the Iguana Apps.  Here’s a few pictures.

It was fun to see people getting the value of what these little apps offer. It’s all about seeding an ecosystem layer on top of Iguana that enables our users to tackle problems that were previously pretty difficult. Iguana is unique in that the engine is flexible enough that you can build these applications on top of it.  It makes a big difference.

I think everyone really got it.  These apps provide a common tool chain that uses non proprietary, easily accessible technologies – jQuery and Javascript in the front end and Lua in the backend which makes it easy for our user base to begin and tweak and alter these things to solve interesting problems.  That makes it easy for us to build these things in manner that is easy for our users to extend and modify.

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“Art-full Integrations” – IGUANA, The App

Each month, Art Harrison, VP of Marketing, attempts to answer a technical question or showcase an idea from IGUANA users using his own sense of humor, insight and homemade videos. He calls this series of videos “Art-full Integrations” and swears there’s nothing he can’t do or answer with IGUANA. Want to prove him wrong? Email us or comment below and we’ll see if you can stump Art.

Hi Everyone,

Instead of answering a specific question this month, I’m about to let you in on a secret instead. I built the first ever IGUANA app!

Sounds great, but why is it a secret?

Well, I didn’t exactly tell anyone on our development team (or the entire company for that matter) what I was up to. You could say I went “rogue” on this one.

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