|Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of healthcare integration engines, specifically designed for HL7 message integration. It provides the necessary tools for developing, testing, deploying, and monitoring interfaces. And because it’s open source, you get all of the advantages of a large community of users with commercial quality support.|
|Connect to any system over any protocol|
Mirth Connect supports numerous transfer protocols used across the healthcare industry:
|Easily transform, filter, and route your data|
Mirth Connect supports numerous data formats and healthcare data standards:
|Quickly create interfaces with drag-and-drop scripting|
|Mirth Connect’s template driven approach to creating interfaces allows you to specify the type of message your will be receiving or sending, and then create your mappings and transformations using drag-and-drop throughout the application.|
|Store your data where you want|
|Mirth Connect includes an embedded database to get you up and running quickly. When you’re ready to go into production, you can store your configuration and message data in a PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or MySQL database.|
|Monitor and configure your interfaces|
|Once your interfaces have been deployed, Mirth Connect provides extensive monitoring capabilities. The dashboard provides message statistics as well as active connection statuses.|
|Reprocess and manage your messages|
|When you run into problems with your interface or your message data, Mirth Connect makes it easy to reprocess and optionally replace messages from the archive.|
|Get the benefits of commercial open source|
|Because of Mirth’s commercial open source model, you get the benefits of a commercial quality product and support services, without the license fees. And you get the benefits of an open source, agile, community-driven development process. If you’d like to participate in the Mirth Connect community, we have several resources available, including an Issue Tracker and Source Code Repository.|
|Send alerts and notifications|
|Mirth Connect lets you configure email alerts so that you know if there is a problem with your interface|
|What is Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect is an open source standards-based healthcare integration engine. Mirth Connect facilitates the routing, filtering, and transformation of messages between health information systems over a variety of protocols.|
|I’ve heard of Mirth, is Mirth Connect the same thing?|
|Mirth 1.0 was released in 2006 by WebReach, Inc. Based on the rapid growth of the commercial open source project, the company was renamed and relaunched as Mirth Corporation in 2009. To avoid confusion with the company name and the family of Mirth products, like Mirth Results and Mirth Match, Mirth was renamed to Mirth Connect.
|Who develops Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect is an open source project sponsored by Mirth Corporation, who is also the primary developer. However, there is a large community of users that regularly contribute to the project through bug reports, source code patches, feature requests, and online support.|
|How much does a license for Mirth Connect cost?|
|Absolutely nothing! Mirth Connect can be downloaded for free from the Mirth download page.|
|What is the license for Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect is released under the Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved MPL 1.1. For more information, please visit Mozilla Public License 1.1.
|How can Mirth Connect be free and open source?|
|Mirth Corporation is the primary developer of Mirth Connect and offers commercial support, services, training, and appliances for the Mirth Connect product. Mirth Corporation also offers a large suite of other HIT products, like Mirth Results and Mirth Match. Mirth Connect has thousands of users that contribute to the project in many different ways, helping to keep Mirth Connect one of the leading integration engines.
|Is there a difference between the free and open source Mirth Connect download and the supported version of Mirth Connect?|
|No. These are the same versions of Mirth Connect. However, signing up for support gains you access to additional plug-ins and connectors that are not available in the open source release. Urgent bug fixes are also available to support customers without having to wait for the next release.|
|How does Mirth Connect compare to commercial integration engines?|
|We consider Mirth Connect to be a commercial open source product. While Mirth Connect is free and open source, Mirth Corporation provides support, training, and consulting services similar to traditional commercial vendors. Based on customer feedback, Mirth Connect is feature comparable to commercial integration engines and usually fares better in head-to-head comparisons. Because Mirth Connect is open source and community driven, we pride ourselves in our agile development process and frequent release cycle. This combination of open source development and commercial services has caused Mirth Connect to become one of the leading integration engines available today.|
|How many production installations are there of Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Corporation supports hundreds of production installations of Mirth Connect; however, because Mirth Connect is free and open source, we do not know exactly how many production installations there are. There have been over 100,000 downloads of Mirth Connect and the active online community has over 13,000 members, so we estimate that there are thousands Mirth Connect installations currently in production worldwide.|
|What’s next for Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect 2.0 introduced significant features over Mirth Connect 1.x, including hot-deploy and new connectors. Mirth Connect is continuously evolving and upcoming versions of Mirth Connect will include numerous enhancements and new features. For a more detailed description of these updates, please see the Mirth Connect Roadmap.
|How fast is Mirth Connect? Do you have any performance numbers?|
|Performance varies greatly depending on your hardware setup and your channel configuration. Benchmarks are available for the hardware appliances that Mirth Corporation offers.
|Is Mirth Connect difficult to install and configure?|
|No. There are multiple ways to install Mirth Connect. The easiest by far is the cross-platform GUI installer that guides you through the installation process. If you prefer a more hands-on installation, we also offer a zip/tar.gz distribution. We have heard from users that they can get Mirth Connect installed and processing messages in a matter of minutes, not days.|
|Do I need a Mirth Appliance to run Mirth Connect?|
|No. However, running Mirth Connect on the appliance platform provides numerous benefits such as easy updates, added security and reliability through clustering, and a platform that is capable of hosting the entire Mirth family of products, including Mirth Results and Mirth Match. An extensive list of appliances features can be found on the Mirth Appliance page.
|Where is the documentation for Mirth Connect?|
|Since Mirth Connect is continuously being developed, it is difficult to maintain a comprehensive set of online documentation that is up to date. However, there are numerous resources to help you get started, such as the community-driven wiki and forums. Even without a Mirth support package, you have access to a wealth of information through the active user community which can answer most of your questions.
|I’m a member of the Mirth community, how can I get more help?|
|Mirth provides numerous support options if you have a specific problem, or would like support for running Mirth Connect in a production setting. By signing up for support, you will have access to online training videos and monthly Q&As with the Mirth Connect developers.
|How can I become an expert at using Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Corporation provides extensive Mirth Connect training and a certification program.|
|What are the system requirements for Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect can be run on any system that supports Java. Mirth Connect currently requires the Sun/Oracle JRE 6 or newer.|
|Which databases does Mirth Connect support for its data store?|
|Mirth Connect currently supports: Apache Derby (default), PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Note that this does not represent the only databases that can be connected to using the Database Reader and Writer connectors. The Database Reader and Database Writer support any type of database as long as the proper client libraries are added to the custom folder of the Mirth Connect install directory.|
|What is the difference between Mirth Connect and an enterprise service bus?|
|While Mirth Connect does provide some of the same capabilities and shares concepts with an enterprise service bus (ESB), it is not one in the traditional sense.|
|Does Mirth Connect use the Mule ESB?|
|Mule is one of the many open source libraries embedded within Mirth Connect. Early versions of Mirth Connect leveraged a modified version of the Mule 1.2 ESB. In recent versions, the extent to which Mirth Connect relies on the Mule library has been greatly reduced, and most of the remaining Mule code has been heavily modified to fix bugs and add features specific to Mirth Connect. It is not possible to make use of the underlying ESB, such as to deploy services or add connectors. It is currently on the Mirth Connect 3.0 road map to remove Mule entirely.|
|Does Mirth Connect need an application server to run?|
|No. Mirth Connect runs as a standalone executable or service in its own JVM.|
|Can Mirth Connect send to ____ or transform from _____ to _____?|
|What message standards are supported by Mirth Connect?|
|What transfer protocols are supported by Mirth Connect?|
|Mirth Connect Commercial Extensions|
|Mirth Connect framework is designed to allow additional plugins and extensions. Many extensions come standard when you download Mirth Connect, however certain extensions are available only to support customers. These premium plugins are described below.|
|Mirth Connect Subscriptions|
|Get help with Mirth Connect, when you need it, from the experts at Mirth. Simply pick the subscription level that delivers the access, responsiveness, and tools that your organization needs. Want training? We offer that too. Find out more about Mirth Training programs for your team.|
|Mirth Connect Software and Developer Support|
|License Agreement||Mirth EULA|
|Authorized Instances||1 Production Instance|
|Help Desk Hours||M-F, 5am-5pm PT, Excluding Holidays|
|24x7 Emergency Production Support||No||Yes||Yes|
|Response Time Commitment||NBD||4 Hours||1 Hour|
|Resolution Target||None||1 Week||72 Hours|
|Named Developers||Not Limited||Not Limited||1 Developer*|
|Monthly Developer Q&A Webinars|
|SSL Manager Plugin|
|Channel History Plugin|
|Message Generator Plugin|
|Role Based Access Control Plugin|
|Email Reader Plugin|
|Advanced Alerting Plugin|
|ASTM E1394 Data Type|
|ASTM E1381 Transmission Mode|
|CDAPI Java Library|
|**When delivered on a supported Mirth Appliance.|
|Additional Production Instance||N/A||$2,500||$5,000|
|Additional Named Developer||N/A||N/A||$5,000|
|What's Included with a Mirth Connect Subscription?|
|Mirth Connect subscriptions provide a commercial license to run a specified number of instances of Mirth Connect software with the Enterprise Extensions offered for a period of one year. In addition to the license, the subscription includes support through the Mirth Help Desk for installation, configuration, and use of Mirth Connect. Support will provide a work-around for any confirmed software bugs and/or expedite a fix. Mirth Connect Enterprise Extensions are available by contacting the Help Desk. Mirth Connect support also provides access to our engineering team to address issues relating to channel (interface) development. Receive design guidance, development troubleshooting assistance, and code samples.|
Mirth Connect support is good for 12 months. If you reach the incident limit of your package, you can purchase additional incidents to add to your remaining contract term, or simply purchase a new package and get a full 12 months.
|Need Help Deciding?|
|Not sure which Mirth Subscription level will best meet your needs? No problem – contact us and we’ll help you figure out which is best suited to your situation.|
|Mirth Training and Certification for Healthcare IT Professionals|
|Want to get up to speed fast? Take advantage of Mirth's training and certification programs to quickly learn everything you need to know to run your Mirth-powered healthcare integration solution. We offer a flexible range of classes, including a certification program. Students receive comprehensive course materials such as a hands-on lab manual, channel programming guide, and quick reference books. We can also customize training to meet your organization’s specific needs – just ask us. Interested in online tutorial videos, webcasts, and live developer Q&A sessions? These features are available with Mirth Support. If you are already a support customer, or would like to find out more information about Mirth Support, please visit the Mirth Support section. Special Bonus: Sign up for the full Mirth Connect Certification Program and receive one complementary post-training support incident and get access to the Developer Q&A archives once you have completed your training class.|
|Mirth Training Prices|
|Mirth Connect Certification Program (per person)||5 days||Costa Mesa, CA||$5,000*|
|Mirth Connect Onsite Training (up to 12 people)||3 days||Your Location||$36,000**|
|Mirth Connect Certification Onsite Program (up to 12 people)||5 days||Your Location||$60,000**|
|*Cancellation and rescheduling fees may apply.
Cancel or reschedule with 7 days notice: no charge; cancel with 1 to 6 days notice: 50% of the class fee;
reschedule with 1 to 6 days notice: $200 rescheduling fee; no show or cancel day of the class: 100% of the class fee.
**Prices for training within the United States. International classes are subject to additional transportation fees.
Minimum 30 day advanced booking.
|Mirth Training is a technical, fast-paced, hands-on curriculum. Formal prerequisites are not enforced, but please carefully review the syllabus to determine your readiness to learn the material. Refunds or retakes are not offered for those who fail to pass the certification exam. Prior experience in the following areas will improve your likelihood of a positive training experience:
|Certification Program Information|
|The Mirth Connect Certification Program includes the following:|
|Plan for Study Time|
|Mirth Certification is a significant accomplishment not easily achieved. To maximize the chances of receiving your certificate, allow time for study and practice outside of the classroom while you are here for training. If you have any questions about whether you are ready for Mirth Training, please contact us.|