The Integrator is the CAISI designed, multi site, ethical, data sharing engine, developed and deployed as part of the joint efforts of Seaton House, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the City of Toronto.
The Integrator provides a mechanism to share when appropriate, information contained within your EMR to affiliated sites, without the need for your entire group to be hosted off the same centralized hardware. Each site maintains an independent and autonomous EMR within its own clinic, and users still benefit from the opportunity to securely see and share records amongst a larger, geographically distributed, circle of care.
This distributed model of data sharing tends to be more robust than the centralized approach, due to its inherent redundancy, and lack of any single points of failure.
Recently, a significant amount of work has been expended to extend the capabilities of the Integrator such that it could work seamlessly and natively with OSCAR based clinics. This work has further integrated the CAISI and OSCAR solutions, such that it is easy to dynamically move between scheduled and caseload based workflows for your practice.
Now, users of OSCAR, can extend their reach to a much larger circle of care, whilst maintaining their independence and autonomy within their specific clinic.
The Integrator gives you a data sharing model that is easily and granularly configured on a per clinic basis.
Integrator’s ethical consent to data sharing is very easy to manage, as it gives the patient the option to opt in and out data sharing amongst facilities, on an as needed basis. It also gives the participating clinic an appropriate level of audit trail for these consents.
OSCAR, enhanced with CAISI caseload management and augmented with Integrator data sharing is truly an exceptional platform. It is no wonder why OSCAR is now on everyone’s shortlist when they are choosing a new EMR.