Mirth HL7 Interface

Mirth is a cross-platform open-source HL7 interface engine that allows bi-directional HL7 message flow between systems and applications across numerous transports. Quality Systems announced the acquisition of Mirth Corporation on September 9th, 2013. Since then, Mirth Connect has been renamed NextGen Connect.
Why is the Mirth Interface Engine is so popular?
The Mirth Connect interface engine has quickly acquired traction in medical services, becoming the most commonly downloaded open-source healthcare integration software. This java-based integration solution has been successfully implemented on a variety of systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and VMS. In addition, the 6000+ members of their active global community quickly capture and adopt new ideas and features. Mirth Connect is also a cost-effective choice, as it has no license fees and offers commercial-level support as an option.

You can develop, test, communicate, and monitor your interfaces with Mirth Connect. Information may be stored anywhere you want it, interfaces can be created in minutes, and your interfaces can be monitored and designed. You can easily manage your communications and set alarms and tips to help you stay on track.

Why Mirth

Why choose Mirth Connect Over other Interface engines?

Labs, pharmacies, clinics, and other healthcare businesses use various health information systems. Because there are so many programs and systems, each one has its own protocol, data that is incompatible, and versions that are out of sync. While some systems rely on HL7, FHIR, X12, and DICOM, others rely on XML or clinical standards such as SNOMED, ICD-9 & 10, NDC, NCPDP, and others. This creates a few issues among systems of divisions. Mirth is to give an answer for these issues.

Mirth is a platform that connects disparate HIT systems to establish an interoperable mechanism for sending healthcare messages that is faster, easier, more secure, and cost-effective. Mirth is meant to make integration with healthcare systems simple and quick, as it accepts all major healthcare message standards such as HL7, EDI, and X12, among others.

Protocols & Standards

Protocols and Standards Supported by Mirth Connect

The following standards and protocols are supported by Mirth Connect:
  • JMS
  • SMTP
  • SOAP (over HTTP)
  • File (local file system and network shares) /FTP/SFTP
  • Https
  • JDBC
  • HL7
  • EDI/X12
  • XML

Out of many interface engines, HL7 is popular and considered with Mirth Connect.


Advantages of Mirth Connect Interface

  • Delivers Enterprise Extensions that assist facilitate cheap and effective health data exchange, backed by 24/7 expert support.
  • It is open-source and allows additional scripting in addition to the options available in the UI in its local installation.
  • With limitless licensing on interfaces, channels, and OEM licenses, you may achieve interoperability goals quickly and confidently.
  • With a system that natively supports all healthcare data standards and protocols, your organization can gain control over resources, improve performance, and be deployment agnostic.
  • Mirth presented you with a coding field, which you immediately implemented.
  • Mirth Connect allows for more precise and faster referral processing.
  • Mirth Connect is incredibly flexible, and it can run on a variety of devices ranging from small, low-cost, and low-power devices like Raspberry Pi to extremely large-scale enterprise administrations and cloud-based configurations.
  • Mirth facilitates the building of interfaces for transporting data between two or more healthcare systems because it is built on a unique client-server and enterprise service bus hybrid architecture.
  • Mirth Connect has a simple user interface that makes it simple to use.
  • Mirth also oversees the creation of administrative roles and duties for users and administrators.
  • Mirth allows you to create mini-programs with Java and JavaScript.
  • Its cross-platform capability allows it to work with a wide range of operating systems and EHR systems.
  • Routes, filters, and transformations can be easily programmed using Java and JavaScript.
  • Displays current connection data as well as error notifications.
  • Fast status updates, error emails, and scalability.

Mirth Connect includes the following features

Here's a quick rundown of what Mirth Connect can achieve.

  • Filtration
  • Modification
  • Extraction
  • Routing

This enables you to build pipelines that will provide you with the precise data you require for your organization. These pipelines could enable you to work with healthcare big data or investigate the root cause of an occurrence. The healthcare specialist can easily administer a cross-platform interface engine.

Mirth Architecture

Our Mirth HL7 Services

We simply integrate numerous healthcare systems with NextGen Mirth Connect & Mass HL7 solution ensuring compliance with regulatory standards(HIPAA, HHS, ONC-ATCB), Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 (MU-1 & MU-2) and 21st Century Cures Act.

Custom Mirth Programming
Requirement Study
Feasibility Checking
Interface Analyzing
HL7 Communication
Mirth Interface Implementation
Mirth Web Service Development
Mirth Mail Implementation

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Our Mirth Integration Expertise

KPi-Tech provides well-defined services to assist our clients with solution planning, development, and deployment. We enhance productivity and profitability with a Mirth Integration, which promises benefits ranging from increased efficiency to quality transformation.

Integration Architects,Mirth Developer with extensive experience, increased agility, and data modelers.

Extensive administration knowledge with external systems and secure database integrations.

Developing entire integration solutions, such as hospital management systems, pharmaceutical group networks, medical device communication, and workflow systems.

Assessment and planning, implementation at the enterprise level, upgrades from prior versions, and maintenance.

Extensive knowledge of Mirth administration, support services, high availability, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and deployment strategy.

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Case Study

Mirth HL7 Interface Case Study

Business Case

Our client wants to switch its present HL7 connectors from Iguana to Mirth because it uses a cloud-based Patient Access platform.

The Challenge

The client intended to host Mirth on the Azure cloud and run volume-based testing on the interface migrations using production data before moving all of the production interfaces to Mirth. The difficulty was that the production data contained personally identifiable information (PHI). Therefore, before using the messages in the QA environment, we had to dynamically de-phi them.


To dynamically de-phi the messages first, we built a channel in Mirth. Then communications were forwarded to Mirth for HL7-JSON mappings. To improve the effectiveness of Mirth Interface channels, our integration specialists produced a few unique code templates.
  1. Global Data mappings .
  2. Convert all the received date times to UTC format based on the Time Zones.
  3. Calculating the Daylight Saving start date and end date dynamically based on the Year.
  4. Client Custom mappings.
Mirth Integration Case study