Express Connect


  • Flexible Interface Mapping / Filtering
  • Control Over Your Data
  • Integration Engine Set for the Future
  • Integrated Workflow Automation

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Interoperability With Summit Express Connect

Summit Express Connect is the hospital IT department’s answer to the increasingly complex realm of interface management. Seamlessly integrate and manage all of your connections and data with one powerful, easy to use dashboard.  Summit Express Connect allows you to manage all inbound and outbound connection points, communicate with any vendor, and customize your data management.

Summit Express Connect is a healthcare integration and mapping tool designed by interface experts for the demands of today’s hospital environment.  It allows for complex mapping without the headache of difficult programming.  Plain language documentation and an intuitive user interface put control in the hands of your IT department.


Express Connect Features

Summit Express connect features the powerful Summit Apex Mapping tool and the Summit Scripting Toolkit for a well-rounded approach to automation and management of your data transfer processes.  In addition, it also has many additional powerful features, including:

  • Control Over Your Data – The power of a SQL backend for accessibility and organization of your data.
  • Integration Engine Set for the Future – Allows your organization to take control of your interfaces, rather than waiting on outside vendors for changes.
  • Integrated Workflow Automation – Enables organizations to automate simple or complex processes even for interfaces where HL7 does not fit.
  • Support for any version of HL7.
  • Automatically convert messages from one HL7 version to another.
  • Unlimited duplication of interface feeds to different systems.
  • Customized message distribution based on user defined criteria.
  • Point and click to define any type of message conversion.
  • Filter based on custom criteria with any level of complexity, including querying SQL or ODBC databases as necessary.
  • Easily implement a high availability solution with automatic failover with Double-Take Availability™.
  • Ensure all interfaces are up and running within seconds in the event of a downtime with a redundant backup kept in constant synchronization.
  • Send and receive messages via TCP/IP, File, SQL, and FTP.
  • Customize MLLP connectivity and Acknowledgement behavior per interface (inbound or outbound).
  • Communicate with any ODBC Database (read/write/ query/insert/delete).
  • Securely send and receive data using Secure Socket Layer encryption (SSL).

Interoperability Made Easy with the Summit Apex Mapper and Summit Express Connect

The Summit Apex Mapper, a featured part of Summit Express Connect, facilitates clean, customized interface traffic managed from a central Dashboard.  Summit Apex Mapper allows personnel to quickly copy, filter, and modify interfaces to apply field mappings/conversions and filtering to the HL7 messages to meet the specifications of the software systems.

With color-coded statuses for the state of any interface, unique user configurations based on user, different alerting thresholds based on interface and timeframe, and advanced messaging alert options, your IT team will have full control of the many inbound and outbound interface points throughout your organization.

Comprehensive, secure messaging features make managing communication across the organization simple.  Message logs are available for each interface by day and are searchable, editable for resubmission, and can be resubmitted to any or all systems as necessary.

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Streamline Your Organization for Better Care and Lower Costs

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The Summit Express connect interface engine will realize immediate savings and improvements for your hospital.  Centralized management of all interfaces will result in an immediate relief for over-burdened IT staff.  Shorter development cycles as you are able to quickly bring interfaces live using intuitive controls yields immediate cost savings and yearly savings from reduction of maintenance fees and reduction in need for purchasing HL7 feeds will quickly benefit your organization’s bottom line.

ONC Certified Interface Engine

Summit Express Connect has been tested and certified through the ONC Drummond Group

Summit Express Connect is Drummond Group ONC-ACB EHR 2014 (Ambulatory & Inpatient) and 2015 Edition Certified and Ranked in KLAS® for interface engines.  It handles all HL7 and non-HL7 interfacing scenarios and operates smoothly with any HCIS platform.

The Summit Express Connect Integration Engine is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs, and software that interacts with EHRs, meet the Meaningful Use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the products of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology; a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the
adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Modules Tested: 170.315 (d)(1-3, 5,6, 8); (g)(4,5)
Costs and Limitations: There are no additional costs other than the initial purchase price.
Technical or Practical Limitations: There are also no contractual, technical or practical limitations in order to meet the certification requirements.

Summit Express Connect met the 2015 requirements for EHR certification. For more information, go to

In 2014, Summit Express Connect met the requirements for Modular Ambulatory EHR and Modular Inpatient certification.

Modules Tested: 170.314(d)(1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8); 170.314(g)( 4)                                                                                                                                                                            Costs and Limitations: There are no additional costs other than the initial purchase price.
Technical or Practical Limitations: There are also no contractual, technical or practical limitations in order to meet the certification requirements.

Click on the seals below to see the 2014 and 2015 certificates:

2014 Ambulatory               2014 Inpatient                       2015

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