Murali Kurakula

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De-Identification of Protected Health Information

According to US Department of Health & Human Services – The Privacy Rule protects all “individually identifiable health information” held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. This information is called “protected health information (PHI).” Healthcare data has a great value for […]

WTX HIPAA EDI Pack – Compliance Checking

The IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) is a universal transformation engine that can validate and transform any data, work directly in any architecture, and can be used for transformations across the enterprise. WTX supports specific industry packs such as healthcare services, which provide capabilities to perform following: Transform, validate, and enrich any data Deliver trustworthy […]

Performance Tuning in Integration Projects: Power of XML Queries

It is a common scenario in integration projects to retrieve messages from the database for message enhancements, grouping and transmission. We encountered recently a performance issue in a big healthcare integration project. The technologies employed were IBM DB2, IBM Message Broker (MB), and IBM Transformation Extender (WTX). The process of retrieving messages from the database […]

Is Cloud HIPAA Safe?

With all the benefits and buzz around the cloud, is cloud HIPAA-ready? Can the healthcare industry use the benefits of Cloud without sacrificing privacy on protected Health Information (PHI)? According to the HIPAA rule: It provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect […]

Cloud Computing Part 3 of 3 : Cloud Integration – Cast Iron

In the previous parts we discussed about Cloud Computing definition and Cloud Applications. Having so many applications on Cloud and enterprise, there is demand for integration of these applications to exchange data and complete the business process. In this section I am going to discuss about IBM Cast Iron, the Cloud integration tool, to integrate […]

Cloud Computing Applications Part 2 of 3

In the previous part we discussed about Cloud Computing definition. In this part let us discuss various applications in Cloud Computing. I am going to discuss these applications under three major categories: Infrastructure as a Service Platform as a Service Software as a Service (SAAS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) IT Managers employing IaaS need […]

What is Cloud Computing? Part 1 of 3

We hear lot of cloud terminologies : Apple iCloud, , Amazon EC2, Google Apps, IBM Cloud Foundation, IBM Lotus Live, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Private Cloud, sales force, Public Cloud, Grid Computing ,… too Cloudy Isn’t it!!! In this part of I am going to put some definition around Cloud Computing, in next parts […]

Tips for Integration / Enterprise Service Bus Projects

Integration Projects / Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) are by its nature complex involving many Partners, Systems, technologies, and message structures. Since there are many moving parts in the ESB system, if there are any problem occurs, diagnosing and fixing the issue is challenging. Also Support personal / Developers need to be knowledgeable in many skills […]

Message Broker – ESQL – Autonomous Transaction

Sometimes while writing transactional code in ESQL, we encounter need for committing certain database operations irrespective of success or failure of parent transaction. For example, writing information to a log; updating a sequence number in a table based on some business logic etc. Recently we encountered such a situation in a healthcare project I was […]

IBM Websphere Transformation Extender – Power of Packs

IBM Websphere Transformation Extender (WTX) product is a powerful, transaction oriented universal data transformation and validation solution that provides flexibility to IT Systems and adapts to market changes quickly. Its codeless feature, industry packs gives powerful boost to generate complex mappings in no time. Following are the different packs provided: For Healthcare: HIPAA electronic data […]