LogicNets has released Version 8.0 of the LogicNets platform. This new release includes powerful new features for digital healthcare content integration and interoperability. It also represents a major internal infrastructure upgrade for the LogicNets platform, significantly enhancing security. The new version’s highlights include:
Following are additional notes on the new version’s key enhancements. For complete information about Version 8.0, see the release notes here.
Digital Healthcare Content authors using LogicNets will benefit greatly from two new modules that are available (currently in beta) as add-on components within the LogicNets architecture.
Healthcare Informatics. The new Informatics module expands the LogicNets Designer’s parts editors so that healthcare informatics code sets can be directly entered and easily associated with data objects within the author’s data model. Informatics are thereby used as key metadata components in matching modeled data and logic concepts to health information. This applies both for data entering the system and the application-generated results, whether displayed on screen, incorporated into documents or included in structured output such as FHIR, XML, etc.
FHIR Export. With the FHIR Export Module, LogicNets application results can automatically be generated as FHIR documents that can be exported from the system and executed by the wide range of run-time programs that support the FHIR format.
Version 8 brings improvements to system security as a result of major updates to internal infrastructure. In particular, LogicNets uses the LUA high-performance scripting language as a key component for internally rendering decision and application logic. Version 8 is now based on the latest version of LUA which introduces a range of new capabilities and advantages, particularly in the area of security. A range of other embedded components were also updated to ensure full compliance with SOC2 and other data security standards.
Version 8 introduces a range of new capabilities to expand and streamline concepts that can be modeled and managed in the Designer. A sample of features anticipated by users from previous versions includes:
The LogicNets Version 8 run-time engine has been enhanced to run on the popular Ubuntu variant of Linux. Customers running at large scale naturally seek to reduce operational costs by using low-cost, high-performance Linux platforms. Ubuntu has progressively become a preferred Linux distribution with over 33% market share. Now various LogicNets customers will be deploying their published LogicNets applications on Ubuntu-powered servers.
Release 8.0 includes many other new enhancements and changes. There are also a number of caveats and additional areas of guidance that users will want to know about as they bring their pre-existing applications up on the new version. The features and additional information can be reviewed in the release notes as posted on the LogicNets Community Portal.