The Silicon Review
“Founded in 2008, more than 1,000 healthcare organizations utilize Qvera’s Interface Engine (QIE) to solve their most challenging interfacing, integration and interoperability needs.”
Based out of Kaysville, UT, USA, Qvera is an experienced software company in the healthcare IT industry, focused entirely on producing the most powerful and flexible interface engine on the market today.
“Our company started as a healthcare IT consulting company but we quickly realized we needed an interfacing and integration tool that was intuitive to use but also powerful and flexible. When we didn’t find one that fit our requirements, we built our own. That interface engine was great for what we needed to do in 1999, but as healthcare IT evolved, so did the need for even better tools. In 2008 we had the opportunity to re-form as Qvera and build a new interface engine from the ground up,” says Sam Shapiro, President and CEO.
The company’s flagship product, The Qvera Interface Engine (QIE), benefits not only from its earlier experience of building an engine but also from the timing of its inception. Qvera was able to take advantage of the evolving data formats and connectivity standards and build native support directly into QIE for these and other data standards. Qvera Interface Engine is used by some of the leading healthcare IT vendors and health systems in both ambulatory and inpatient environments.
With interoperability at the forefront of Healthcare IT discussions and Meaningful Use (MU) driving EHR adoption, Qvera is positioned to help organizations meet MU objectives while reducing the overall cost of healthcare interoperability.
The Qvera Interface Engine (QIE)
QIE’s Visual Channel Editor boils interfaces down to an intuitive VISIO type diagram. The Visual Channel Editor makes it easy for doctors to understand what is going on and how message data is flowing through the interface engine. Because it is so intuitive, the Visual Channel Editor drastically reduces interface development time and cost.
QIE is built on a 21st century technology stack and includes features such as auto notification and update of the application, advanced interface monitoring features and functionality. The integrated development environment allows interfaces to be quickly configured with an intuitive point and click user interface. The integrated testing environment is a key differentiator which allows messages to be stepped through the channel configuration and easily see what is happening at each step in the process. For advanced coding the scripting environment includes auto syntax highlighting, real-time syntax validation, auto code completion and much more.
The QIE architecture is built with extensibility in mind. New technologies are constantly being integrated into the core product. Other third party technologies can be leveraged by using QIE’s ability to easily amalgamate third party libraries and make them available in QIE’s scripting environment.
The company targets clients in the healthcare sector which consists of Hospitals, Clinics and other healthcare IT software vendors. Some of its big clients are as listed below:
Healthcare IDN’s and Hospitals – Baylor Scott & White, Baptist Health and Emerson Hospital
OEM/Reseller Partners – GE Healthcare, IntrinsiQ and ReStart Consulting
Here’s what Qvera’s customers have to say “Qvera is the most responsive vendor we work with. While others talk about having great service and people, Qvera proves it on a weekly basis. Qvera has been able to accomplish projects for us where others have failed…this has been one of the best purchases we’ve ever made.” Seth McCracken, IT Director, Baptist Health Jacksonville
“Easy to use, Qvera Interface Engine requires just a single full-time employee to manage more than 300 interfaces.” Merin Joseph, CIO, WestMed Practice Partners
“After converting our existing interfaces over to the QIE platform, we have realized efficiency with our interface development that we had not experienced before!” David Yero, Application Analyst, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Qvera currently supports customers and partners in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Present and Future Focus Areas
Qvera is focused 100% on developing and supporting the best interface engine on the market. As an industry leader it will continue partnering with IHE, HL7 and HIMSS on certification and the development of interoperability standards.
Sam Shapiro, President & CEO
Sam has over 20 years experience in healthcare software development and business administration. In 1997, while finishing an engineering degree at Brigham Young University, Sam founded MedShape LLC, where he was successful in bringing to market several key medical software solutions, including DocuTrak – a scanning and indexing solution used with GE’s Centricity EMR – and an HL7 interface engine used for facilitating data exchange between medical information systems. In 2003, he negotiated the sale of MedShape to Kryptiq Corporation. As part of that sale, Sam joined Kryptiq as a senior executive and, during his time there, played key roles in shaping the product direction and development as well as building the customer base to more than 10 times what it was when he joined. In 2007 Sam left Kryptiq and founded Qvera.
Ron Shapiro, Vice President & CTO
Ron has over 22 years experience in software development and management. Ron received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1994. In 1996, Ron joined MountainView Software Corporation as a senior software developer and eventually became Vice President of Development. In 2008, Ron left MountainView Software Corporation to join Qvera.