The Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) connects different types of healthcare applications.
It provides an interoperability solution, which facilitates a two way exchange of patient data between different organisations and settings.
Direct integration requires systems to work together and it only connects two systems. Where direct integration isn’t possible, a middleware technology is needed to bridge the gap. The MIG is recognised as the leading middleware technology as it can broker a connection between lots of different systems.
What are the benefits of using the MIG?
The MIG is different to direct integration as it provides:
- an ‘off the shelf’ product which can be implemented straight away
- a two way exchange of patient information between local care settings
- multiple connections between different types of clinical applications and organisations
- information about all of the services involved in a patient’s care within a single application
- a fully managed service which includes consultancy, support, development and implementation.