This interface enables users of the XCS eiConsole to quickly and
correctly connect to GDML to place HL7 ORU_R01 orders and receive
real-time acknowledgments (ACK messages) for those orders. It also
allows users to make use of GDML's Self-Service Automation
Testing Portal, a web-based application that performs automates the
process of getting setup with and establishing business connectivity to
GammaDynacare, the market leader in lab testing services, is committed
to streamlining the process of sending, and receiving laboratory testing
information. This interface offers all of the documentation, samples,
and testing tools you need to seamlessly integrate your internal systems
with GDML for lab testing.
Integration with service providers is often a painful process, extended
over months. Experience has shown that the most timestaking component of
these projects is the communication of data format and connectivity
requirements and the subsequent back-and-forth involved with the
iterative testing of the interface.
Why automate your testing process?
Automating the process of laboratory testing workflow is a critical step
in the evolution towards straight-through processing of new business
applications. Business-to-business integration of this process:
Eliminates the manual re-keying of application information into order
Eliminates the need for third-parties or users to log in to external
systems for results or status updates
Enables automatic imaging of results
Enables real-time status updates to be posted
What is self-service integration?
Self-Service Integration means that your IT staff does not need to wait
for hours, days, or even weeks to get a response back to technical
inquiries, or to receive feedback on the validity of a test file. All of
the information you need to get started with your implementation is
available from this web page. Once you have implemented, the majority of
the integration testing is handled through our fully automated test
harness. Payloads are validated against our processing rules in
real-time, with results available immediately. The reduction in
back-and-forth communication on the front end of the implementation
process can slash timelines and expense by 80% or more.
What parts of the process does GDML allow me to automate?
GDML provides business-to-busness transactions for the full lifecycle of
our services. These include:
Ordering of any supported laboratory tests
Confirmation of receipt of orders
Ongoing, real-time status notifications
Delivery of results
This download includes a set of "paint-by-numbers" transaction templates
that facilitate the adaptation of your various internal systems to the
various HL7 messages accepted by GDML, including:
HL7 ORU_R01 Requests
HL7 ACK Acknowledgments
What are the steps I need to take to implement?
Review the interface documentation, available on the right-hand side
of this screen.
If desired, download the PilotFish XCS eiConsole
If you are using the XCS eiConsole, click the "Download" button above
to obtain the transaction templates
Configure your interface to GDML, using the documentation and/or
Pre-certify your data format and connectivity by sending transactions
to the automated test facility
Contact GDML to configure your test and production accounts
Redirect your transactions to the GDML production URL
Perform final integration testing in conjunction with GDML
To register for the GDML Self-Service Automation Facility, please visit
the portal here.