Auriga is All Set Up for HIMSS’17

Auriga looks forward to participating in the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on February 19–23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. This year, the event will feature over 300 education programs, including thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops; attract 1,200 exhibitors; and bring together more than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from all over the globe. Continue reading

Auriga’s Top 3 Focus Areas for 2017

A new year has already begun, and the time has come to make new plans, set ambitious goals, and rethink priorities for the year ahead. In other words, it is time for us all to choose our direction and decide on our areas of focus. As for Auriga, we plan to deepen our expertise in software development for medical devices and implement the latest digital technologies in our new projects while at the same time staying focused on embedded software development. Continue reading

Auriga Releases Open-Source HL7 Library

The amount of patient data generated by various medical devices, wearables, and healthcare apps grows every day. However, hospitals can make use of all this information only in case when their devices and software systems communicate via a common protocol. One of such protocols that allow healthcare apps to securely exchange sensitive patient clinical data with each other is Health Level 7 (HL7), – a globally accepted, widely accredited, and one of the most commonly used set of interoperability standards in the world.

Auriga has strived to become part of the HL7 expert community and enhance its expertise in health data interoperability. A year ago, Auriga launched a new in-house initiative on the development of an open-source library to provide interoperability for medical devices based on the HL7 protocol. In December 2016, our engineers finally released the solution. Continue reading

HL7 Security Issues – How to Protect Patient Data

With the rapid progress of informatization, data protection has come to the fore, and especially stringent requirements are rightly imposed for the protection of health information. The recently developed protocols already correspond to the new requirements. But what about long-in-the-tooth systems, dinosaurs of the times when no one thought that patient data would be of interest to hackers? Developers working with such systems cannot always use the latest versions of protocols; however, this does not mean that data protection is impossible. Continue reading

Health Level 7: Interoperability Is the Future

free-vector-hl7_068771_hl7Just as people need to speak a common language to understand each other, computer applications need to communicate with a common protocol to share data. HL7 protocol development started in 1987 to allow healthcare applications to securely exchange clinical data with each other. Over time, HL7 has become globally accepted, widely accredited, and recognized as the most commonly used set of interoperability standards in the world. Continue reading