The use of iWay Service Manager utilizes a channel, which is a container for all the iWay business components used in a HIPAA message flow.
At a high level, a channel accepts input data via an inlet, processes the data via a route, and outputs the resulting data via an outlet. Another component in the process is an Ebix (e-Business Information Exchange). An Ebix provides an archiving executable solution for e-business metadata components, which allows integration with iWay Service Manager for end-to-end e-business document processing.
The following diagram shows the channel components available in the construction of a message flow.
In the following diagram, the value n underneath a component name indicates how many instances of that component you can have in a channel configuration—zero, one, or more than one. For example, n = 1 for Inlet means that you can have only one inlet on the channel.
Required components are in boldface type.
A channel consists of:
iWay Service Manager provides a design-time repository called the Registry, where you assemble and manage the components in a channel.
An inlet can contain:
A route can contain:
An outlet can contain:
For details on the preceding components, see the iWay Service Manager User's Guide.