Public Health Agencies

Public health agencies require control and flexibility to collect clinical data from providers to conduct surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases in the population.


Improve the quality, speed, safety and cost of patient care with the Iguana integration engine

Iguana enables providers to participate in public health reporting mandates in real-time or batch processes,

Public health agencies have the unique responsibility of supporting large populations with highly diverse healthcare needs. In order to provide sufficient care for these populations and support value-based care initiatives, providers working within these agencies require fast access to a wide breadth of patients’ medical data from a multitude of healthcare resources and systems.

However, aggregating and exchanging this data is not always easy, as today’s healthcare landscape remains fragmented and siloed with numerous restrictions for facilitating data sharing between providers and systems. By having the right tools to support provider accessibility to patient healthcare data, public health agencies can ultimately improve the quality, speed, safety and cost of patient care.

Benefits for Public Health Agencies

Support all healthcare data standards

Public health agencies receive data from a large variety of systems, each with its own set of standards and data formatting. Iguana’s flexible development environment allows users to work with all healthcare data standards, Iguana enables users to define various configurations around transmission protocols, data types and processing logic to facilitate the integration of all kinds of systems over a variety of protocols and environments. Iguana provides deep support for a broad range of data formats, HL7, FHIR, CDA, CCD, X12, EDI, XML, JSON, and any other proprietary or custom formats.

Secure access to health information

With so many healthcare parties contributing to the aggregation and storage of patient health information, it is imperative that appropriate restrictions are placed on those with access to this data in order to adhere to HIPAA mandates. Iguana provides multiple tools to ensure data security and accessibility restrictions, allowing administrators to control and granularly configure each user and assign role-based access controls, defining what activities a user can perform and what data they are able to retrieve.

Meet connectivity requirements

Iguana supports all common protocols for exchanging health care information, including TCP sockets (LLP), HTTP, FHIR (web services), APIs (REST/SOAP), SMTP (email), FTP/SFTP/FTPS file transfer protocols, file systems and databases.

Flexible tools to normalize and enrich data

Ingesting custom data formats has become a necessary requirement for public health agencies, as many “best of breed” systems produce proprietary data outputs. Iguana provides the tools necessary for normalizing and enriching this data, adapting it to the formatting requirements of the public health agency system and allowing agencies to create analysis-driven clinical data repositories.

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