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Summit Exchange

“We are extremely pleased with the Summit Exchange engine, and even more so with the relationship we’ve been able to build with the staff at Summit Healthcare. We looked at other vendors, but Summit Exchange kept standing out as the leader in functionality as well as cost-effectiveness, and support provided. We now have a great integration foundation in place with Summit Healthcare’s engine, and we look forward to the continued success of this partnership.”

– Judy Schmieder, Director of Clinical Informatics at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital

Summit Exchange Interface Engine — Integration Without Limitation

ONE Interoperability Platform to Meet All of Your Data Exchange and Integration Needs;

Throughout the Four Walls of Your Hospital, and Entire Healthcare Community

The Summit Exchange Interface Engine and complete interoperability platform provides seamless integration technology that supports all of the latest standards for connectivity and data formats (API/FHIR, Web Service), addressing a wide range of interoperability challenges from the simple to the extremely complex. The user-friendly and intuitive design, coupled with enhanced functionality, allows users to quickly connect to any endpoint with fast configurations and interface build outs, transmit and integrate existing systems with the latest standards for healthcare, and schedule any processing with built-in time triggers for data transmission, while monitoring on-the-go from anywhere.

Scalable Licensing Models for all Facility Types & Sizes

Whether your organization is looking to integrate with ancillary systems, patient monitors, physician practices, other facilities, or connect to an HIE, Summit Exchange can fit your needs. License a light weight version up to multiple distributed servers to handle low to high traffic volumes.

*NEW* Summit Enterprise Dashboard

A user-friendly and intuitive design, including the Summit Enterprise Dashboard, enables IT staff to easily monitor, manage, and report on activity within the hospital’s IT landscape, on-the-go, from anywhere, at any time.

Proven, Powerful Integration Experience

Standards-based interface support allows hospitals, health systems, ACOs, practices, clinics and vendors to successfully connect disparate systems, gather and normalize data and streamline connectivity, communication, and data exchange.

Advance Interoperability with Summit Exchange & Clarity; NLP and AI Technology

In today’s healthcare environment, the need to quickly receive and process patient data is critical for making decisions and providing the best possible patient care.The manual review and input of unstructured data, like faxes and PDF’s, into a hospital’s EHR hinders workflows and can lead to transcription errors associated with human interaction. To be truly connected, many hospitals are turning to natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to accelerate communications and greatly improve interoperability. 

By combining Summit Exchange with Consensus Clarity, by Consensus Cloud Solutions, hospitals are able to streamline communication and optimize resources across the continuum of care leading to better health outcomes.

Clarity uses NLP and AI technology to turn unstructured documents into a structured format. Clarity then passes this information to Summit Exchange, which takes the structured data and transforms it into a file that can be automatically ingested into your hospital’s EHR, or any other third-party system. 

Need Help Managing Your Integration Landscape?

The Summit Healthcare Professional Services team can help you leverage your software and workflow investments, acting as an extension of your IT staff for delivery, implementation, and ongoing consultative support to design the best strategies to meet the needs of your organization.

Success Stories

David Watson, CIO at Memorial Health System

“We really liked the features and functionality offered with the Summit Exchange interface engine. But what really differentiated Summit Healthcare from our other provider was their reputation in the industry for focusing on us, the client, and the level of support they were committed to providing.”


Raphael Jaffrezic, CIO at Galway Clinic

“The troubleshooting of interfaces is always a very time sensitive issue in any healthcare setting. The demands placed on those solutions to provide stability and transparent vision of the system status is extremely high. Upgrading to the Summit Exchange platform from Express Connect was a night and day difference for us! The GUI is much cleaner, troubleshooting of interfaces is much easier, and issues can be identified within minutes of navigating the system. This upgrade is a must-have for any Summit users!”


ROI: Cost Savings

  • Create unlimited Inbound and Outbound Connections.
  • Scalable and Extensible to meet any integration need.
  • Maximize your investment with optional Professional Services as an extension of your IT staff.

Vendor & Application Neutrality

  • Leverage any standard or protocol, including an Integrated HISP.
  • Communicate via API frameworks, connect to FHIR Web Services.
  • Schedule variable time windows for data processing and transmission.
  • The web enabled dashboard allows users to see interfaces statuses and server health, track CPU usage, and troubleshoot and restart interfaces from their phone or tablet, reducing the need to dial into the server.

Ease of Use & Functionality

  • Analyst friendly design; Modify any message type with built in structure support using the Summit Mapper.
  • Centralized map management – Maps can also be shared by multiple interfaces.
  • Use the thin client to connect to multiple environments from any machine; no need to connect into the server
  • Configurable Alerting to custom Support Profiles.
  • Allows for load balancing across multiple servers, increasing the interface processing capacity.
  • Retains the history of an interface allowing users to view changes and revert back to previous versions.


  • Comprehensive Change Audit Log.
  • Group access controls with AD integration including single sign-on support.
  • Tested and certified for ONC Privacy and Security modules through the Drummond Group.

A powerful, long-term foundation allowing you to further unlock the potential of supporting your bi-directional integration, and proactive communication initiatives.


The demands on healthcare IT departments to configure, test, and deliver HL7 interfaces, for sharing mission critical data across patient care, financial and population health analytics systems, continue to grow rapidly. As hospitals look to cost-effectively architect accurate, real-time interoperability between systems, Summit Exchange delivers the technology to effectively leverage healthcare formats and messaging standards to meet immediate integration goals, while laying the foundation for future initiatives.

Expanding Community Connections

Patient care rarely begins and ends within the four walls of a hospital. As care coordination advances and reimbursement models evolve with a heightened focus on value and quality, it is incumbent on organizations to share patient data securely and seamlessly with stakeholders across the continuum of care. The Summit Exchange Interface Engine allows you to extend your integration outreach with improved coordination, communication and integration between hospitals and physicians, and advance quality of care to succeed financially in the new era of healthcare.

ONC Certified Interface Engine

Summit Exchange has been tested and certified through the ONC Drummond Group

The Summit Exchange 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, 5-9); (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 Exchange met the 2015 requirements for Modular Ambulatory EHR and Modular Inpatient EHR certification. For more information, go to 
Click on the seal below to see the 2015 Edition Certificate.

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