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chrisl 09-14-2006 12:04 PM

Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
We'd love to hear how Mirth is working out for everyone...did it save your company money, help make HL7 easier to understand, save the world? Let us know!


tintinn 09-24-2006 08:26 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
hi chris,

Great work you guys are doing. In Hospital UKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 1060 bed hospital, we are currently evaluating Mirth, together with Messaging Workbench & Message Maker. So far it has been promising. We will let you know if we're going to use it for production.

cheers,
Badrul

chrisl 09-26-2006 12:39 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Awesome! Please keep us updated and let us know any issues you run into!

-Chris

mnowlin 09-28-2006 11:48 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
I posted something similar on the old site, but here's an update:

We're a clinical medical laboratory in NE Ohio. Several of our clients (around 100 nursing homes in Ohio and West Virginia) place lab orders and retrieve results via a web site (running Apache, Tomcat, PHP, and uses a PostgreSQL backend), and I use Mirth to handle HL7 LLP transactions between the web site and our new LIS (Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems "SurroundLabPlus"). The Mirth interface between the LIS and the web site has been in operation for a little over a month, and has performed beyond expectations.

Using a combination of Mirth to handle order information and barcode technology to look up orders sent via HL7, we have decreased sample processing time significantly, resulting in faster turn-around time for lab results and happier clients. Using Mirth to process lab results has allowed me much more creativity in what I can offer our clients - several feature requests that have been around for years have finally been implemented.

I am currently working with some of our clients to deliver lab results via HL7/LLP/IPsec to their EMR systems. Mirth will play a key role in this, using filters to ensure that results only go the proper recipient, and transformers to convert the HL7 results feed into whatever the client requires on their side.

A lot of functionality for the cost of a new Linux server to run Mirth (made sense for our infrastructure) and a few barcode scanners...

mike

ercynth 10-20-2006 08:05 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hi,

we operate about 60 community hospitals and i am planning to use MIRTH as a major component of our enterprise integration framework. The other major parts being AXIS2 web service engine and ACTIVEMQ as messaging platform.

The integration framework will be the hub for hl7 based, non hl7 based, & x12 transactions. Because of this, i am planning to extend MIRTH to be an X12 engine too. sounds pretty ambitious but i think it's doable.

I will let you know if the implementation is a success. thanks.

Erwin Pader
Health Management Associates, Inc.
Naples, FL

chrisl 10-20-2006 02:30 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
ercynth -

Please shoot me an email at chrisl [at] webreachinc.com or call us at (949) 255-5059.

We have already started the framework for X12 support and would like to discuss how we can make this process go by smoother.

Also - v1.2 includes support for WebServices.

-Chris

is98049 12-10-2006 08:40 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hi,

I just used Mirth engine to implement a regression testing tool for an integration migration project. With Mirth, it saved us a lot of time and other resource on this project.

Mirth is great. I think I should contribute my time to write some documents for it.

Thanks, Mirth team.

Charles

dgwhiles 01-02-2007 06:57 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
I would LOVE to - but can't even get it installed with no ducumentation available!!

chrisl 01-02-2007 10:56 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
dgwhiles - Check this: http://www.mirthproject.org/index.ph...gettingstarted

Or: http://www.clubpacswestmi.net/articl...killer-oss-app

There is a great video that shows how to get your first channel set up.

Thanks!
-Chris

chrisl 01-02-2007 10:57 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Also this excellent write-up from VocalEZ: http://www.mirthproject.org/index.ph...d=45&Itemid=81

fernando.ramirez 01-05-2007 06:10 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
We are HORUS (www.horus.es). HORUS is a spanish hardware and software enterprise to automate process. We develop software from laboratory and blood bank.
We are testing mirth to connect our applications with hospital informatic systems.

nshaik 01-08-2007 11:00 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
===================
Environment:
Mirth HL7 - Mirth 1.3.1, Java 1.5 Update 9, Windows XP Professional
Channel - File Reader to Database (SQL Server 2000 SP3) using workaround to call stored procedure from Mirth
HL7 Host - GE Centricity Practice Manager 2003 (Millbrook)

Processing more than 11,000/day
===================

We went live last week with Mirth HL7 1.3.1 and Mirth is successfully processing more than 11,000 messages/day.

Mirth has helped us phase-out our in-house developed HL7 module and help focus on our EMR product development. This is something we wanted to do for a long time. We did try evaluating a commercial HL7 tool before Mirth, but that did not go well. Thanks to Mirth for helping us out!

Our immediate next step is to send an outbound ORU message for transcriptions of clinical information. We also plan to add processing A46 and A47 messages types for merging patient records. Our future plans include sending MFN M02 as outbound messages for processing referring physicians.

We plan to keep upgrading to the latest version of Mirth once every quarter.

I would like to thank the Mirth team for all the hard work and coming up with such an excellent open source product. I'm sure the Healthcare community worldwide would benefit a lot from Mirth. I also would like to thank the Mirth community for the active forum. Mirth message board is one of the best and thanks to all for the feedback.

I look forward to continue to contribute to the Mirth community.

Thank you

colmeda8064 01-17-2007 08:14 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hello Chris:

Advance Development Group is evaluating Mirth as the integration solution for our product FusionForm. FusionForm uses digital pen and paper technology to capture information written by a user. As we move in to hospital complex integration environments FusionForm needs to able to send and receive patient information. We have read the Mirth 1.3.2 User Guide and also compared Mirth to other engines (NIST, Iguana, etc.) in the same category and found Mirth to be the most intuitive and user friendly (you can tell I am old school IT). We have been in the integration business for quite a while using commercial interface engines and for the price of Mirth $0.00 you can't find a better solution.

There are several questions we have regarding the formatting and mapping of XML to HL7/ER7 and vice versa, but we will communicate those as we have a more intelligent understanding of the Mirth process.

One thing I have to express. As a vendor Mirth could keep our product price at the same level, as Mirth would be offered as a free integration module. It would be encouraging for other vendors needing an integration solution to their offerings to look at Mirth.

Thank you so much,

Charlie Olmeda
ADG

oakwood 04-20-2007 09:33 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hello,

We are a small Mental Health Hospital in Florida and have just started using Mirth to monitor and grab HL7 documents we receive and put the data into 4 sql tables. This enables me to use our EMR front end to show nurses/doctors results in crystal reports in a nice pretty format. Mirth has been great so far and the support we have received via the forum has been very helpful.

Thanks,
Jeff

ERNesbitt 05-11-2007 06:56 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
We are a mid-size hospital near the north coast of Ohio. Right now I am evaluating Mirth to see if we can centralize our interfaces onto one server. We currently have connections to and from: Lab equipment, HIM software, Clinical/Financial system, Surgery Scheduler, RIS/PACS, Credentialing software, and Transcription software. It would be nice to have one machine running all of the interfaces instead of every server talking to every other server.

Our hospital is also in a group of five small, area hospitals. If the software works well, then we could even use it to communicate data between our hospitals.

chfalk 06-12-2007 10:09 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hello

I see a great opportunity to use Mirth to simplify the communication between our inhouse developed Clinical Information System and not yet integrated or already integrated systems at the University Hospital of Zuerich, Switzerland.
Currently I'm setting up several test scenarios to evaluate useability and stability of Mirth, using Mirth 1.5 on Java 1.5 Update 11, Windows 2003 Server and Oracle 10gR2.

Compliments for your great work
Christian

smastrogiacomo 08-22-2007 12:46 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Hi Chris,

I'm Stefano from Italy.
I work for a LIS provider company.

We're going in production with Mirth 1.5 to send back label information (for blood sample) coming from an Order Entry provider

The O.E. puts request via Oracle storedproc then label info are sent back immediately to their WS.

It's quite simple Channel with File Reader and Soap Sender.
The xml label information are build inside our own product.

Next step should be let Mirth read and build xml info and send it.

For now it should serve something like 1000-2000 msg/day .

HW:
RedHat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.0 x86_64bit

caultonpos 12-07-2007 09:05 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Mirth will provide all of the system integration to PatientOS, an open source EMR and healthcare information system. Initially basic HL7 interfaces but in the future there is a possibility I will use it as the web service front end.

Thanks for what in my view is the best healthcare open source product today.

Greg

http://www.patientos.org

sjackson@nexxrad.com 12-13-2007 01:25 PM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
I am using Mirth to populate a legacy RIS type system that we use with demographic data from our PACS. I have been running it in a Virtual Machine for about a month. It has worked flawlessly so far.

The only snag I ran into was with trying to use a stored procedure from Mirth, I got around this with triggers.

Now I am working on a High Availability solution, since I expect to implement HL7 for many of our clients in the coming year. I have two servers running on heartbeat in my test environment. I am having problems with moving the config. I have not figured out where it is. The file I thought was it was not correct. I would like to use rsync to maintain the configurations. I don't want to resort to drdb, but may go that route.

BTW, I am currently processing about 700-1000 messages per day on my virtual machine.

Shawn

sween 12-26-2007 09:01 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Just going to drop a note here on how we use Mirth on how we use Mirth to do PDF Kung fu....

I wrote it up and screencasted it, hope it may help somebody somewhere...

http://www.clubpacswestmi.net/articl...ion-with-mirth

jerchap 01-30-2008 03:05 PM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Currently evaluating in a test environment to migrate hl7 specific integration from BizTalk. We could potentially be using it for ADT, ORU, etc across our health region and possibly for integration across health regions.

The configuration of channels and hl7 manipulation is much easier than biztalk, but I think Mirth needs some definite work in the following areas:

Every destination connector type should have retry functionality. This should be base functionallity of all connectors, not just LLP. You can't have an enterprise worthy integration solution without this. And yes, I know you can write script in the post processor, but I don't think that is a good solution as it really should be baked into the product by default. Also, retry count should go above 99.

Documentation. I haven't seen any. I haven't seen any user/developer documentation. I'm also looking for architectural documentation that can satisfy me of the robustness of Mirth. For example if the machine loses power while messages are being processed (transformed, etc) will the be lost or will they be delivered once the machine comes back up. Can mirth gaurantee delivery, and if not under what circumstances?

lyratech 02-13-2008 02:58 PM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
I wish I had better luck than others...

trying to use Mirth taking HL7 via LLP and writing to a JMS queue on JBoss. Mirth 1.7 appears to have an issue getting that working -- too bad. Would appreciate some docs on the topic.

jbartels 02-14-2008 07:48 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
lyratech wrote:
Quote:

I wish I had better luck than others...

trying to use Mirth taking HL7 via LLP and writing to a JMS queue on JBoss. Mirth 1.7 appears to have an issue getting that working -- too bad. Would appreciate some docs on the topic.
Post up in the support forum with details on what you're trying to accomplish.

One of the reasons that my team, and I think a lot of other people, have gotten Mirth to work for them is not good documentation (although that would be nice! :P ), its a really knowledgeable community thats eager to help.

issdaw 04-14-2008 05:30 AM

Re:Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
We are using mirth 1.6.1.2750 to integrate a Dynamic Imaging PACS system to Meditech client server.

Mirth saved a us a lot of time and money as we were able to do all the HL7 interfacing ourselves. The system has been live for 2 months with no problems reported.

Many thanks to the Mirth Devs and the community.

Steve.

julianrobt 09-25-2008 10:26 PM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
EDIT - julianrobert, *start a new topic* and ask your question again.

Post edited by: jbartels, at: 09/26/2008 11:18

brendanh 09-26-2008 11:19 AM

Re: Let us know how you're using Mirth!
 
Or search...there are hundreds of posts about this already.

rsconyers 11-21-2008 10:40 AM

Re: Let us know how youre using Mirth!
 
I am a consultant working with an Anatomic Lab considering interface engines. I am familiar with Seacoast and as a matter of fact to use to work for John Herring. I would love the opportunity to discuss your use and or plans to deploy with your customer EMRs. How might I contact you. Thanks

csmith 06-23-2009 10:36 AM

Hi,

We use Mirth Connect in conjunction with OpenClinica, both to upload data and to report out results. We're very pleased to say the least.

Thanks

daveylin 08-19-2009 11:02 AM

Thanks for all the support on the forums!

We are currently using Mirth to modify hospital lab feeds. We have a lab, radiology and transcription interface going into the NextGen EMR but the NextGen EMR uses a simple file parser. Using Mirth we are able to move fields around and edit certain fields getting around the shortcommings of the NextGen Rosetta parser.

supertoms 08-24-2009 04:15 AM

Hi, I work for a big hospital in Italy. I use Mirth 1.8 to integrate our distributed ECG system and demographic data for patients.
Medical Users use send the ecg file in xml, with just a couple of information taken with a bar code scanner (Medical Record number and user id).
With Mirth I made a channel that use those informations as keys for db queries and complete the ecg with patient name, date of birth, department name ...
I'm also studying and testing more integrations.

jim 12-08-2009 02:45 PM

We are slowly converting our interfaces one at a time from our current interface engine to MIRTH. We found that Mirth does everything our current engine and more, plus it does it faster and runs on more recent OS releases. Here's a comparison:
MIRTH
Has DICOM send/receive
Will run on Windows 2008
Will run with virus checker on
Fast Monitor
Fast Builder
Good Alert System


Current Engine
No DICOM send/receive
Won't run on Windows 2008
Won't run with virus checker on
slow Monitor
slow Builder
poor Alert System


I'm sure we will find more good things about Mirth. You guys have done a dynamite job developing a robust, fast, and high-quality interface engine. Thank you for all your hard work!

techy246 05-26-2010 05:41 PM

we are currently converting our ADT interfaces to Mirth.

jonduncan99 06-16-2010 08:48 AM

300+ bed hospital in North Carolina
We haven't started using Mirth for HL7 purposes yet. I use Mirth to process a daily ascii file drop to a db and create a Excel2003 format xml spreadsheet from custom javascript transformers (would love some help making that better with some sort of openxml plugin and/or including compression to make a msexcel2007 format). Also use Mirth to read a database and create and email a custom html report (using FOR XML command on a MSSQL2005 db)

panickc 06-28-2010 01:10 PM

Using mirth for ad-hoc file conversion from HL7 and X.12 to fixed length files and delimited files. Much easier than writing a program everytime!

-cp

PeteHaa 07-13-2010 06:24 AM

Evaluation of Mirth for my Employer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisl (Post 1875)
We'd love to hear how Mirth is working out for everyone...did it save your company money, help make HL7 easier to understand, save the world? Let us know!

I am a consultant to a leading national lab company. I am a developer of ADT Demographics interfaces in my role here. I have had an easy time figuring out how to set up and configure Mirth for an HL7 ADT interface without much technical assistance or documentation. There is one exception. I am having trouble calling a Stored Procedure in MS SQL server. I am doing an informal eval and do not have access to any technical documentation. I am using the Mirth forum to resolve this issue. If I am able to succeed at calling the SPROC then I am hoping to save my company lots of money with Mirth as the ADT engine platform for our clients.

cweldy 07-16-2010 11:01 AM

We currently use an interface engine that charges for licenses by the thread (connection) as well as yearly support for each. There is also no way of working with a database unless you buy an additional module. I am looking at Mirth as a way to augment my current engine and allow me to have more flexability in passing data back and forth directly with a database. I am still very new in my evaluation.

terrence7 01-14-2011 04:49 AM

Well I am using Mirth with a LLP listener receiving HL7v2 message...

SQLGuy 03-02-2011 11:13 AM

We are using it to message between a hospital HL7 system and a SQL database. Version 2.0.1 has worked quite well. There is a bit of a learning curve especially if you are new to HL7.

inURf4ce 07-18-2011 11:08 AM

How we use Mirth
 
We are using Mirth for Development of Healthcare Meaningful Use data which will be delivered in HL7 at our client sites.

shyamh 07-28-2011 11:17 AM

Would love to hear more about the ADT and ORU work.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jerchap (Post 4905)
Currently evaluating in a test environment to migrate hl7 specific integration from BizTalk. We could potentially be using it for ADT, ORU, etc across our health region and possibly for integration across health regions.

The configuration of channels and hl7 manipulation is much easier than biztalk, ...

I am starting to evaluate mirth for the same things. Would love to know more about what you are doing and what problems you might be running into. Perhaps we can share some channel development efforts.


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