Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a leading provider of cloud and on-premise application platform and business integration solutions, has announced that it now offers HL7 Healthcare Information Integration. This will allow hospitals to certify legacy software, self-developed Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, and customized commercial products following the recently announced new certification program called EACH by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). Up to $20 billion in federal funding for meaningful use of certified EHR systems under the HITECH Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available for hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations beginning January 1, 2011.

Magic Software has organized a webinar to address concerns and questions of hospitals in the United States seeking to comply with the new certification requirements. The webinar to be held Friday, December 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time will demonstrate how Magic Software’s iBOLT Integration Suite can facilitate the Health Level Seven International (HL7) integration needed for certification of EHR systems. Webinar registration is available at magicsoftware.com/webinars.

“Magic Software is pleased to offer its uniPaaS application platform and iBOLT Integration Suite to customers in the healthcare industry seeking a rapid route to healthcare integration and compliance,” said Regev Yativ, CEO of Magic Software Enterprises Americas. “The urgency surrounding the subject of HL7 integration is creating an extreme level of interest for solutions like iBOLT for HL7 healthcare integration.”

HL7 is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries. The use of these standards is one of the key requirements for achieving certification. In particular, compliance relies in part on the use of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2, HL7 2.3.1, and HL7 2.5.1. Magic Software’s ready-made HL7 adapter provides support for a full-range of HL7 messaging standards including those needed for EHR certification.

iBOLT for HL7 features a built-in HL7 adaptor module and enables the seamless conversion of common data structures, such as XML documents, database tables, flat files, or user-defined storage to the HL7 standard and vice versa.