Dapasoft and iSecurity Announce Business Combination Agreement

Agreement provides complementary capabilities to enhance and strengthen client offerings.

TORONTO, ON – March 5, 2019 – Dapasoft Inc., a leading provider of healthcare interoperability and custom cloud solutions, and iSecurity Inc., a leader in cybersecurity consulting, enterprise architecture, cloud infrastructure security and advanced threat detection managed services have agreed to merge to combine business strengths and complement each other’s technology offerings and expertise. Both companies will continue to operate individually in their respective areas of expertise. 

This move will benefit customers looking for a highly secure cloud integration platform and offer cybersecurity along with DevSecOps advisory and managed services to customers across multiple industry verticals. Together, Dapasoft and iSecurity will collaborate on evolving Dapasoft’s premier product, Corolar Cloud, and on developing a combined product strategy for future offerings.

“Healthcare is a highly regulated and complex vertical. The extended capabilities iSecurity brings to the table will benefit our customers as technology and compliance requirements continue to change,” said Michael Lonsway, President, Dapasoft. “Together we offer the industry a unique, full-service offering for healthcare integration, cloud migration, cloud infrastructure, cloud management, and cloud privacy and security solutions.”

Dapasoft and iSecurity will strengthen their portfolios and offerings by providing additional cybersecurity and DevSecOps services to North American healthcare providers and payers, while iSecurity continues to expand and serve clients across verticals including finance, critical infrastructure, retail, and healthcare.

“Joining with Dapasoft gives iSecurity and our customers the best of both worlds, extending our reach and bolstering our bench strength. The Dapasoft team provides access to expertise in cloud development and artificial intelligence, while we develop advanced threat detection solutions in cybersecurity,” said Kees Pouw, Partner, iSecurity. 

“Protection of information assets is a key concern for many organizations as the threat landscape evolves,” said Raheel Qureshi, Partner, iSecurity. “We’ve partnered with Dapasoft on many successful engagements already, and share a vision and a passion for providing exceptional expertise to our clients.”

About Dapasoft

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Dapasoft is pioneering the future of healthcare apps and data interoperability. Dapasoft’s healthcare integration platform as a service (iPaaS) on Azure enables legacy health IT systems and independent SaaS apps to work together seamlessly, improving quality and cost of care. The platform has pre-built and highly customizable adapters ideal for easily building and quickly deploying custom healthcare integrations. Dapasoft is trusted by numerous healthcare providers, payors, and app developers across North America to power their businesses every day, integrating a wide variety of clinical, EHR, CRM, and health analytics systems. Dapasoft brings over 14 years of healthcare integration expertise on HL7, C-CDA, FHIR, focused on streamlining business processes quickly and cost-effectively in the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid environment. www.dapasoft.com

About iSecurity

iSecurity specializes in providing privacy and security consulting as well as advisory services for clients across North America. Experts in cybersecurity, risk management, enterprise security architecture, critical infrastructure and engineering, product security, and security solution deployment serving multiple industry domains, the iSecurity team is comprised of senior and fully accredited (CISSP, CICA, CISM, SABSA) cybersecurity advisors with experience in multiple verticals including healthcare, transportation, defense and security, critical infrastructure, aerospace, retail, and media communications. www.isecurityconsulting.com

Media contact:
Jijesh Devan, Dapasoft
416-846-4080 x 1070
jdevan@dapasoft.com

Corolar FHIR Server for Microsoft Teams Enables Integration of HL7 compliant EHRs Within Care Coordination Workflows

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2019 – Dapasoft Inc., a leading provider of healthcare interoperability, clinical integration, and cloud application development solutions, announced the private preview of Corolar FHIR Server for Microsoft Teams. This solution brings EHR data into Teams using FHIR API enabling clinicians to collaborate and communicate on patient care.

Studies show that acute care coordination focusing on communication between provider-handoffs is an important factor for successful patient outcome. As an extensible, compliant platform, Microsoft Teams provides a hub for collaboration that provides secure messaging, meetings, files sharing, and now the integration of electronic health records.

Corolar FHIR Server for Teams is an HL7-FHIR compliant FHIR API integration solution. This solution brings clinical EHR data, in HL7 format, into Teams in FHIR format for efficient care coordination.  Thus, our solution enables clinicians at adopting provider facilities to leverage the incredible collaborative capability of Teams while easily accessing clinical data from EHR systems like MEDITECH, Epic, Cerner, etc. using FHIR APIs. Our solution makes it easy for Health IT to support clinician requests for secure, private, and easy to use collaboration scenarios.

“We are excited to bring enhanced capabilities to clinicians for improving acute care coordination with Microsoft Teams,” said Michael Lonsway, Dapasoft’s President. “We have already seen a lot of interest among health IT leaders and clinicians across many Canadian provider sites. We are excited to roll out this integrated care coordination solution including seamless interoperability with the Teams platform.”

Mike Ammerlaan, director, Microsoft Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. said, “The ability to integrate electronic health data into Microsoft Teams greatly streamlines care coordination workflows for healthcare providers. With its deep healthcare integration capabilities, Dapasoft is helping modernize healthcare. The Corolar FHIR Server for Teams will allow health IT professionals to quickly enable Teams for care collaboration scenarios and ultimately make acute care coordination easier.” 

Key Facts:

  • Corolar is a robust Microsoft Azure-based HL7/FHIR Server for Teams health team collaboration.
  • Facilitates interoperability between HL7 compliant EHRs and FHIR compliant systems, like Teams.
  • Supports the functionality of the Teams Patient App for health team collaboration
  • Corolar FHIR Server is available in private preview in the US and Canada
  • US and Canadian providers are invited into the private preview of Corolar HL7- FHIR Server.

About Dapasoft Inc. 

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

For further information:
Dapasoft
Jijesh Devan, +1 416-847-4080 ext. 1070
jdevan@dapasoft.com

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.
Media Contact
Dapasoft
Jijesh Devan, 416-847-4080 ext. 1070
jdevan@dapasoft.com

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 mlonsway@dapasoft.com.

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.

Contact us for more information

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

From Big Data to Little Germs: Preventing HAIs by Monitoring Hand Hygiene

It is estimated that 1.7 million hospital patients in the U.S. catch a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths.* HAIs are the fifth-leading cause of death in U.S. acute-care hospitals and cost the health system up to $33 billion. HAIs are an incredibly vexing problem for hospitals yet despite the large amount of money invested into this issue, the numbers continue to rise. Infection Control Epidemiologist Colin Furness of Infonaut explains that approaching the problem with improved measurement to figure out the cause could assist in devising better methods of preventing and controlling infections.

For more details about what is discussed in this post, please watch the full interview, featuring Colin Furness on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin here: http://bit.ly/1tuTG5S

Infection Control Solution for Hospitals

Threats posed by the pathogens that can cause infections affect not only patient and staff safety, but also a hospital’s reputation and financial health.

Infonaut, a Dapasoft partner company, has developed Hospital Watch Live (HWL) as the world’s first pervasive, automated hand hygiene and infection surveillance solution to prevent and control infections in acute care settings. The HWL platform uses ultra-accurate Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and Microsoft enterprise software that starts with measuring hand hygiene. Ultrasound transponders are worn by patients, staff, equipment, and are connected to soap and hand sanitizer dispensers.  Movements and contact, including hand hygiene activities, are time-stamped and transmitted to a nearby receiver, and are then geo-spatially analyzed.

This approach allows hospitals to move beyond hand hygiene with an unprecedented ability to understand and calculate behaviors that lead to pathways of disease. By directly measuring those behaviors that are known to spread infections, Infonaut can help hospitals introduce targeted quality improvement initiatives, while constantly gathering new evidence on the most effective infection control practices. HWL provides acute-care hospitals with the tools and knowledge to go beyond hand hygiene compliance and reach a true understanding of how to prevent and control infections.

The Path to Prevention

Despite the infection control protocols and interventions in place at many hospitals, Infonaut discovered that doctors are the most common offenders of protocols with nurses and allied health staff trailing not so far behind. Considering the amount of hand washing signage and promotion in hospitals, the practice is not engrained in visitors and patients either. After a test study, it was discovered that an average of 29.7% of patients wash their hands after using the restroom, and 39% after eating a meal. These numbers are shockingly low seeing as hand sanitizer dispensers were within the patients’ vicinity.

With hand washing being a simple and long-term solution to decreasing the numbers of HAIs, how can we instill this behavior in hospitals and long-term care facilities?  Designing an encouraging environment for hand cleaning can significantly improve the likelihood the behavior will be imitated by all individuals. Recommendations such as, multilingual signage, avoiding hand shaking, and introducing stricter protocols are just a few solutions hospitals can introduce to increase hand-washing rates and reduce instances of HAIs.

Possibly the best method to reduce HAIs is to pair technology with the above suggested behavior modifications. Infonaut discovered that this approach could be ground breaking to a healthcare organization wishing to increase hand-washing on-site. With a disease surveillance solution such as HWL, combined with a traditional hand washing program, hospitals can move beyond simple compliance and towards a real understanding of human behavior and health.