Government IT and management consulting provider.

Health Information Technology from ASD

Today’s health care systems face an increasing demand for secure data exchange among an ever growing group of stakeholders. Advanced Systems Design’s health consultants and technical specialists have demonstrated expertise with information systems and HIE environments that innovatively facilitate health information exchange between key participants, including patients, providers, and public health officials. (PDF brochure)

Florida Department of Health (FLDOH)


The department has been a primary customer of ASD for many years. Together with Florida’s public health professionals, ASD has developed and managed key HIE environments and health information systems.

As a consultant, ASD has played a key role in the development and support of the Florida SHOTS system, a public health immunization HIE. Using HL7 and supporting technologies, SHOTS enables invaluable information exchange between county health departments, HMOs, public health officials, and other key stakeholders. ASD's experienced and PMP-certified project manager helped deliver the SHOTS system on time and within budget and continues to integrally guide system updates.

With the PRISM and Merlin surveillance systems, ASD provided state-of-the art .NET web applications that serve as public health HIEs for sharing data on STDs and other communicable diseases. Due to the popularity of the PRISM system in Florida, other states have joined in and are using PRISM for surveillance.

In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University, ASD provided management support for the piloting of Essence, a syndromic surveillance application, to increase the quality of early event detection for the Division of Disease Control.

Over the last few years, electronic laboratory reporting has been an increasing focus of ASD's service delivery. We have teamed with several bureaus within FLDOH to establish the roots for paperless disease reporting in Florida. Working closely with lab partners such as Quest and Labcorp, ASD’s consultants were influential in the creation of processes by which DOH is transitioning each lab provider from paper to electronic reporting via the national HL7 standards.


Mississippi State Department of Health (MDOH) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

For MDOH, ASD upgraded the enterprise network infrastructure to a more efficent, effective, and secure environment. ASD's project team consisted of a project manager, two network engineers, and five desktop specialists. ASD has also provided consulting and perform services to ADPH for improving data exchange between disparate databases.

Medisyn Systems, Inc.


Spanning more than a decade, ASD has provided an assortment of consulting and development services to EHR/RHIO/HIE leader Medisyn Systems, Inc. In 1999, ASD developed the innovative EHR application system MEDiSYN, which has since been updated and positioned to be a RHIO/HIE application solution. As a trusted partner, ASD continues to assist Medisyn Partners, Inc. with consulting and development services.