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X-Link Enterprise - BETA RESULTS - Message Delivery Time - Part 3

Posted by Gary Gorsline, CEO on Dec 22, 2017 2:39:02 PM

In my last two blog entries I talked about the Beta Results of the X-Link Enterprise Edition and how it improved message delivery times by reduction of 77%.  We looked at how and why the results were obtained and came to the conclusion that X-Link Enterprise Edition does perform high volume message delivery much better than the application and/or service editions.

But we also found that a handful of messages were still being delivered slowly even with all of the improvements of Enterprise.  We've found 4 reasons for these delays which are: 

  1. Trying to update patients in the PM when the patient is locked adds an additional 5 minutes to the delivery time or more,
  2. The EHR sometimes replies very slowly or not at all, and these delays directly affect delivery time,
  3. When reading updated patients in the PM when the patient is locked in the PM adds time to the delivery time of the message for this patient.  This also delays all subsequent messages from transferring until the lock is gone.
  4. The final very small delay of just a few messages is unknown and is the topic of this blog entry.

How do we find out what is causing this 4th delay?

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Topics: Insider, X-Link Updates, Development

X-Link Enterprise - BETA RESULTS - Message Delivery Time - Part 2

Posted by Gary Gorsline, CEO on Dec 14, 2017 5:05:19 PM

In my last blog entry I talked about the X-Link Enterprise Edition Beta Results and how it improved message delivery times by reduction of 77% across the board.  We looked at how and why the results were obtained and came to the conclusion that X-Link Enterprise Edition does perform high volume message delivery much better than the application and/or service editions.

But we left one item open:  The final graph was showing message delivery times were degrading.  The degradation is only affecting a very small portion of the messages, but none the less, is clearly visibly in the graphs.

What did we find?

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Topics: Insider, X-Link Updates, Development

X-Link Enterprise - BETA RESULTS - Message Delivery Time  - Part 1

Posted by Gary Gorsline, CEO on Nov 25, 2017 4:56:29 PM

X-Link Enterprise Edition has been in the making for over 5 years and I’ve been waiting for this day the entire time.  I’m excited to show you the initial results of how X-Link Enterprise solves the problems of large volumes of message transfers, short delivery time requirements and the multitenancy datacenter mode to protect unrelated clients’ HIPAA protected data from each other in a hosted environment.  Enterprise does this by using more of the processing power of your server while balancing the loads created by X-Link on your server.

In the Application and Server Editions, the X-Link Process Manager only starts one X-Link Engine for all connections.  That engine round robins the processing time of X-Link between all of the connections setup to run under X-Link.  This round robin can cause message delivery delays when large numbers of connections are running in a single X-Link Engine.  Also, if the connections are for unrelated clients, there’s no way to segregate the data and ensure each client’s data is secure from the other clients.

Let’s Analyze the Data

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Topics: Insider, X-Link Updates, Development

MACRA & MIPS: Proposed Rule

Posted by The X-Link Team on Aug 26, 2016 6:13:40 PM

In April, as stated in the Health Affairs Blog, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly anticipated proposed rule that would establish key parameters for the new Quality Payment Program, a framework that includes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). These policies were established by the latest, permanent ‘doc fix,’ the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). http://bit.ly/1VEBbsb  @searchhealthit


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Topics: Interoperability

WebPT Ascend Event 2016

Posted by The X-Link Team on Aug 5, 2016 6:55:05 PM

We are attending WebPT's Ascend Event this year for the first time. Who wouldn't be excited to visit the Fort Worth, TX area?  Personally, we look forward to showing organizations how to use X-Link Medical Software Interfacing together with their WebPT System to meet patient care delivery, clinical and health outcome, and business operation goals.

Come hang out with the X-Link Team and learn how to help your business grow! There are so many things to look forward to at Ascend, such as:

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Topics: Conferences, Partners, X-Link Solutions Network, Partner Spotlight

HIMSS Conference & Exhibition 2016

Posted by Valarie Sharrow on Apr 15, 2016 4:26:05 PM

February 29th thru March 4th Las Vegas, Nevada

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We hope that you were able to attend this year’s HIMSS Conference and enjoyed yourself as much as we did, it is Las Vegas after all.  We are already looking forward to next year and hope to share as many new and exciting things as we were able to in 2016.  

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AMAZING CHARTS CONFERENCE 2016

Posted by Valarie Sharrow on Apr 15, 2016 4:15:49 PM

We had a fantastic time this year at the Amazing Charts Conference in Orlando Florida, and there were some excellent standouts from this year. 

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X-Link Medical Software Interfacing 17 ICD-10 Interface Module Updates

Posted by Kayla Whitten on Oct 16, 2015 3:29:43 PM

ICD-10 is Here!
The day we've all been waiting for is here! After 3 years of deliberations, setbacks and preparations, the ICD-10 deadline arrived on October 1st, 2015. Are you using an X-Link interface? 
Will you be sending or accepting ICD-10 codes? Here are some things to keep in mind:

95% of X-Link interface modules are ICD-10 compatible, including...

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Topics: Development

How to Cut Healthcare Costs Through Interoperability

Posted by Kayla Whitten on Oct 8, 2015 5:15:05 PM

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by data management to the point where your workflow is being inhibited by wasted time and disarray? Between duplicate and erroneous data entry, and patient rehospitalizations from poor follow-up protocols, it can be difficult to make business and patient care work together in harmony.

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Test Your ICD-10 Claims With X-Link Today

Posted by Kayla Whitten on Oct 8, 2015 5:06:09 PM

YOUR SOFTWARE MAY BE READY, BUT IS YOUR STAFF?

Stay ahead of the curve by making sure your ICD-10 workflow is streamlined and functioning! Easy Business Software's expert support services are here to help your practice begin testing ICD-10 claim files with your software and X-Link MSI 17 today. Our support team can also assist in making sure you and your staff are trained before the ICD-10 deadline. Call us at 800-645-2962 to setup your ICD-10 testing or training appointment now. Do not delay! Once the October 1st deadline passes, our support calendar will fill quickly! 

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Welcome to the X-Link blog! Here, you can find a wealth of information on everything within the healthcare sphere! Each week, the X-Link Team will inform you of industry trends, share multiple perspectives, and give objective advice on topics such as...

  • Interoperability
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Healthcare Interfaces and Development

If you are an X-Link Partner or an HIT professional, and would like to guest blog for X-Link, call 800-645-2962, or email sales@x-link.info. 

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