A major hospital in the midwest was struggling to operate efficiently due to siloed data. In a highly regulated industry like healthcare, data integrations require not just a deep knowledge of technology, but also a cross-functional understanding of how hospital departments work together and what rules each must comply with. The hospital wanted to connect patient data from its EPIC electronic health record (EHR) system with its surgery scheduling systems and data systems that track surgical implants. As a stopgap, it was pulling nurses off the floor up to 4 hours each week for manual data entry. Errors in data entry were leading to billing gaps, where many small items used in a procedure were going unbilled since they weren’t captured in the correct system.