BORN Changing Maternal Health in Ontario

BORN Changing Maternal Health in Ontario

BORN Conference 2017

BORN Conference 2017 in Toronto during the High Park Sakura

BORN Conference 2017 in Toronto

The BORN 2017 conference was in Toronto during the cherry blossoms season in High Park, also know as the Sakura. Over 200+ attendees came to the conference from across Ontario. The keynote speaker was Dr. Neel Shah. Neel is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. He is an expert in designing, testing, and spreading system interventions that improve the safety, affordability, and experience during pregnancy and childbirth. He is a co-author of a recently published book on value base healthcare focused on using data to improve the value of healthcare.

Neel and other speakers at the BORN conference presented the importance of data-driven decision making. This approach is not new to healthcare providers and researchers in Ontario using Born Information System (BIS) for researching maternal and perinatal health. Since 2012 there has been an extensive amount of information coming into BIS; roughly about 3,000 entries a day cataloging 140,000 births which account for are about 40% of all births in Canada. The data comes from different sources all playing a critical role in the pregnancy journey. The sources of data to BIS include fertility clinics, prenatal and newborn screening labs, specialized antenatal clinics, birthing hospitals (including NICUs), birthing centers, midwifery practice groups, prenatal and neonatal screening follow-up clinics, primary care settings and autism treatment centers.

This extensive longitudinal health data set is one of the most comprehensive in Canada, if not globally. There are over six KPIs that BORN team and ON healthcare providers have been working on tracking for the last five years. At the conference, Dr. Sandra Dunn presented the research study done by BORN team on maternal-newborn care practices and outcomes across Ontario based on the use of Maternal-Newborn Dashboard (MND), for all hospitals providing maternal-newborn care. The big takeaway is four of the six KPIs have been shown to have a positive impact on the health of Ontario women and children.

The two-day conference was both inspiring and insightful for every Dapasoft team member who attended the event. As an organization, we are humbled to play a small role using our Corolar Platform and health analytics capabilities to help BORN advance healthcare for all Ontario citizens. The Most exciting news from the BORN 2017 Conference was the announcement made by Mari Teitelbaum that during the two days BORN Information System recorded the 1 millionth birth in Ontario!

App and Data Integration Trends in Healthcare

App and Data Integration Trends in Healthcare

The US healthcare market is fast evolving from a pay for service model to pay for performance/outcome model. New legislations such as MACRA, MIPs, and Meaningful Use has accelerated this evolution recently.  MACRA specifically calls for identifying, measuring, and reporting treatment outcomes based on clinical procedures. Therefore it very pertinent to have relevant app and data integration for healthcare providers.

In this infographic, we look at the state of data and app integration in healthcare.

App and Data Integration Trends in Healthcare

Infographic showing App and Data Integration Trends in healthcare

App and Data Integration Trends in healthcare

Dapasoft Launches, COROLAR Cloud, a New Healthcare IT Integration Engine Built with Microsoft Logic Apps on Microsoft Azure

Corolar Cloud Brings Cloud Economics to Clinical Data Integration for Healthcare Providers, Payors and App Developers.

(TORONTO, ON) – Dapasoft, a leading North American provider of healthcare IT integration and a Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced the launch of the first version of Corolar Cloud. It is a robust and easy-to-use Health Level Seven (HL7) integration engine running on Microsoft Azure. The Corolar Cloud clinical data integration engine was designed and developed with Microsoft Logic Apps on Azure. Corolar Cloud enables healthcare CIOs to securely on-board the latest mobile healthcare apps and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for improving quality of care and reducing cost of care.

“As a leader in healthcare IT, Dapasoft recognizes the demand from providers, payors, and app developers for a secure, scalable, and easy-to-deploy clinical data integration engine,” said President Michael Lonsway, Dapasoft. “By providing a clinical data integration engine on Azure we are able to provide a highly secure, scalable, and easy-to-use clinical data integration to any electronic health records (EHR) or healthcare analytics systems. We are thrilled to innovate and bring Azure-based HL7 integration to the market.”

Corolar Cloud runs on Azure, but can easily cater to an organization’s on-premises needs since it is compatible with Microsoft BizTalk. Corolar Cloud is already proving very popular with leading mobile and cloud app developers familiar with the Microsoft technology stack. Early adopters of Corolar Cloud include a major public health care agency in North America and a leading cloud-based real-time healthcare appointment scheduling application developer.

“Microsoft is pleased to see Dapasoft use Microsoft Azure to drive healthcare interoperability forward. Azure is recognized by Gartner as a leader in cloud IaaS; and now with Corolar Cloud healthcare providers, payors, and app developers can benefit from Azure-powered healthcare integration,” said Hector Rodriguez, Director U.S. Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft Corp.”

Key Facts:

  • Robust integration engine for healthcare designed and developed on Azure using Logic Apps.
  • Pay-as-you-go healthcare integration model caters to providers, payors, and app developers on Azure.
  • Ensures easy interoperability by working with MLLP, FHIR, C-CDA, and HL7 (v2 and v3) standards.
  • Provides an easy-to-deploy and use clinical data repository for health analytics in Azure SQL Database.
  • Easy-to-use graphical UX drives down the cost of developing and maintaining HL7 integrations on MLLP.

To learn more about the Corolar Cloud and Azure, please visit this page.

About Dapasoft:

Dapasoft is pioneering the future of healthcare apps and data interoperability. Dapasoft’s healthcare iPaaS on Azure enables legacy health IT systems and independent SaaS apps to work together seamlessly for improving quality and cost of care. Our iPaaS has pre-built and highly customizable adapters ideal for easily building and quickly deploying custom healthcare integrations. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Dapasoft is trusted by numerous healthcare providers, payors, and app developers to power their businesses everyday, integrating a wide variety of clinical, EHR, CRM, and health analytics systems.

Our approach sets us apart: We blend over 12 years of healthcare integration expertise on HL7, C-CDA, FHIR, and others with our highly flexible iPaaS and data exchange technology on Azure. We bolster your business quickly and cost effectively; in the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid environment.
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Dapasoft Appoints Vice President, Cloud Integrations and Senior Enterprise Consultant

Fast Growing Health IT Company Strengthens Resources for Cloud Integration Development

Toronto, ON – Dapasoft Inc. announced today that Rajie Ragbeer, an independent consultant with significant healthcare industry experience and Guru Venkataraman, previously at Microsoft, have joined the company to further develop Dapasoft’s Azure cloud based Healthcare integration solution. With 17 years of experience, Rajie Ragbeer comes with a wealth of information within the industry, including enterprise level EHR projects and corporate I.T. healthcare solutions.  He is a key figure in the development and implementation of regional and enterprise level Standards-based interoperability solutions. Rajie also provides HL7 education and EHR implementation guidance to a national audience. “I am very enthusiastic and thrilled to join Dapasoft and to be working with a team with a very high level of integrity and a passion for making healthcare better through technology and integration,” says Rajie.

Guru has an extensive industry experience in building enterprise grade integration engines.  He brings in extensive engineering expertise, including experience managing BizTalk Server at Microsoft.  He has been the face of BizTalk development at Microsoft and managed the past 4 releases of the Server product.  He also played an active role as Microsoft BizTalk morphed into a collection of cloud services.

Joining in advance of the launch of Dapasoft’s new solution, Rajie and Guru can continue their success and ensure that the new cloud-based solution is effectively positioned to become the leading Healthcare cloud-based integration solution.

Rajie, as Senior Enterprise Consultant, and Guru, as VP of Cloud Integration, work closely with the company’s integration team to build a scalable healthcare platform based on Microsoft Azure. Guru comments, “I am very excited to be part of the team building the first platform for clinical messaging on the cloud.  I look forward to leveraging my understanding of the platform capabilities of Azure and applying it to building on this critical vertical. ”

“Rajie and Guru’s breadth of knowledge and industry expertise has made the both of them key additions to the Dapasoft family. We view their appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leader in healthcare cloud integration and expanding our cloud offerings to the U.S. market. Our new innovations and the increasing need from our customers led us to look for additions to our team and we were very fortunate that we were able to find individuals of this caliber to fulfill these roles,” said Michael Lonsway, President.

As healthcare organizations look to the cloud for new integration solutions, Dapasoft is armed with a dedicated team, industry experience, and a mission to erase the boundaries of healthcare interoperability.

About Dapasoft Inc.

Established in 1997 and based in Toronto, Dapasoft, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, implements off-the-shelf solutions, delivers custom software products, and provides system integration services to clients in a number of verticals. Through the development of a number of award-winning healthcare solutions, we have earned a reputation as an international leader in healthcare integration and application development.

For more information regarding this announcement, please contact Michael Lonsway at 416-847-4080 Ext. 1002 or by email at

Dapasoft Secures Investment to Fuel Growth and Innovation

Dapasoft announced today that it has secured an investment from the York Angel Investors (YAI), representing the YAI’s largest deal ever.  With a focus on healthcare IT product and service offerings, Dapasoft will use the funds to accelerate its Microsoft cloud-based product innovation as well as expand quickly and strategically into the United States and beyond.

“Dapasoft has a healthcare integration product that is currently being used by over 200 hospitals and major healthcare organizations, and we’re currently developing a Cloud based version that will be released by the end of this year. Dapasoft is also expanding into the United States and global markets in 2016,” explains Dapasoft’s CEO, Stephen Chan.

As the global healthcare industry moves to cloud technologies, Dapasoft aims to be the leader in Microsoft cloud-based healthcare integration solutions. For healthcare organizations, Microsoft’s cloud platform can enable efficient patient and physician collaboration, streamlined business processes and secure data sharing, while saving money by reducing infrastructure costs. The funding will accelerate Dapasoft’s development timelines and position the company for the quickly emerging cloud opportunities.

“At Dapasoft, we’ve proven our business model with healthcare integration solutions across Canada, and we’re excited for the YAI’s investment along with their experience and partnership to help Dapasoft grow into global markets,” said Michael Lonsway, Dapasoft’s President.

With Microsoft’s new war-cry: “cloud-first”, the new funding will assist Dapasoft in aligning with Microsoft’s vision of embracing API’s that empower partner solutions to be at the center of the customer experience. There is a tremendous potential of leveraging the cloud for big data and health analytics and with this investment, Dapasoft is ready to open the doors to new possibilities and opportunities.

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For more information regarding this announcement, please contact Michael Lonsway at 416-847-4080 Ext. 1002 or by email at


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