The rapid rise of technology and its adoption into the healthcare field has caused healthcare organizations to collect an accumulation of non-interoperable systems that not only need to work together within the organization, but are also accessed from outside. The burden of integration usually falls on the users of the system, who are forced often to access many different systems to complete one task. The use of a service oriented architecture (SOA), however, can improve the delivery of important information and make the sharing of data across a community of care practical in cost, security, and risk of deployment.