Fiorano’s Event-Driven ESB Powers Quick, Accurate Medical Test Delivery, Reporting

Fiorano is helping Canadian medical lab services firm Gamma-Dynacare bring speed and accuracy to tests and reporting for tens of thousands of samples daily. Fiorano ESB delivers business-critical integration benefits to IT and LOB is by combining an enterprise service bus, SOA and an extensible EDA (event-driven architecture) service model.

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Fiorano is helping Canadian medical lab services firm Gamma-Dynacare bring speed and accuracy to tests and reporting for tens of thousands of samples daily. Fiorano ESB delivers business-critical integration benefits to IT and LOB is by combining an enterprise service bus, SOA and an extensible EDA (event-driven architecture) service model.

 

Gamma-Dynacare officials wanted to improve productivity of the company’s previous testing infrastructure by boosting its current capacity and time-to-delivery – all without sacrificing accuracy. Fiorano’s combination of SOA and event driven technologies is delivering IT and business benefits to Gamm-Dynacare by helping digitize, transform and transmit high volumes of complex data to multiple end-points and partners.

 

“Fiorano has played a pivotal role in allowing Gamma-Dynacare to digitize, transform and transmit high volumes of complex data to multiple end-points and partners,” said Arun Thomas, managing director for business information services at Gamma-Dynacare.

 

Gamma-Dynacare execs needed to modernize the company’s integration infrastructure as throughput and time-to-delivery were becoming more crucial as the company grew. Last year Gamma-Dynacare reported it performed 50 million tests, supporting a vast network of some 15,000 physicians and healthcare providers throughout Canada. Beyond handling the huge volume of tests, Gamma-Dynacare also wanted to simplify tasks and speed up the design and operations of tasks associated with conducting and reporting on testing.

 

After installing Fiorano ESB, Gamma-Dynacare’s results have been noteworthy. For handling just one type of task, which required as many as 220 tests, Gamma-Dynacare was able to cut delivery time from three days (per patient) to just two hours, according to officials from both firms. With the Fiorano ESB infrastructure now in place, Gamma-Dynacare can also offer its healthcare provider customers web-based personalized reports that can be accessed as soon as tests are done.

 

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Inside Fiorano’s ESB/EDA Combination
Because the Fiorano ESB platform is built on an EDA (event-driven architecture) it can deliver an event-driven model for enterprise services, which allows each service to execute as an independent entity – not tied into the context of execution until runtime.

 

“EDA dramatically reduces the time-to-delivery of integrated applications,” Fiorano CEO Atul Saini said in a statement. Fiorano’s model-based approach simplifies the componentization of existing web services, databases, as well as legacy, .NET and J2EE applications and assets. It also promotes reuse within event-driven business processes and automatically maximizes parallelism within each business process, he added.

 

Fiorano ESB also helps put IT and business users on the same page for process and workflow integration tasks and outcomes. By enabling event flows between distributed services to be set up dynamically by the underlying middleware, it can map the “logical” process design directly to physical services across the ESB, empowering non-technical business users to compose, deploy and modify event-driven business processes.

 

Saini explained the benefits from Fiorano ESB’s use of EDA and models this way: “Users visually assemble instantly running solutions by drawing application and service nodes on a canvas through drag-and-drop of active service components. The lines between nodes comprise event flows via active message pipelines, collectively representing a user-defined event driven architecture. The visual model is the ready-to-run, fully implemented application, with no additional programming required. Built entirely on open standards, Fiorano SOA enables organizations to expose existing applications as services, deploy new services and choreograph services into applications with little or no coding.”

 

Further, by including the event-driven model in the underlying middleware, Fiorano allows “event process orchestration,” where the logical process design to be mapped directly to physical services distributed across the ESB. And that means non-technical business users can compose, deploy and modify event-driven business processes, he added.

 

Other key productivity features in Fiorano ESB include:

Fiorano ESB integrates applications and processes across an enterprise using a standards-based SOA (service-oriented architecture), XML, web services and RESTful APIs. Fiorano ESB also can unify applications and infrastructure in an enterprise, enabling IT departments to delivering the value IT departments are looking for via reuse, flexibility and faster time to market.

 




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