By Mera Choi, Stephanie Garcia, Chelsea Richwine, Christian Johnson, & Brittney Boakye – In ONC’s “App Developer and Data Integrator Perspectives” report – the third in the “Accelerating APIs” report series – we assess the current landscape of API-based health information exchange in a rapidly evolving electronic health data ecosystem.Read More
By Jonathan Shannon – The concept of interoperability in healthcare IT has had its fair share of challenges over the years. Compounding challenges around security, organizing the vast amount of data, and making such data available in a timely fashion has hampered the ability to meaningfully exchange such information in healthcare.
By Wes Barker, Vaishali Patel, & Jeff Smith – The ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule supports patients’ and providers’ access to electronic health information through Health Level Seven Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources application programming interfaces. FHIR is ready for prime-time and the Cures Rule requires…
When you can’t get off the couch after too much turkey and pumpkin pie, or when you are stuck at an airport like you knew you would be, here are five articles for holiday reading. Safe travels and stay safe this holiday weekend.
By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Today’s health information ecosystem is broadening in terms of participants and data availability. The data sources that exist to inform clinical and biomedical research are more diverse than ever.
By Kevin Chaney, Allison Dennis & Teresa Zayas Cabán – With the publication of the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based APIs and healthcare apps.
By Avinash Shanbhag & John Bender – Application programming interfaces are powerful tools that help support interoperability in healthcare. Simply put, APIs allow a software “Application A” to interact with a software “Application B” without Application A needing to know how Application B’s software is designed internally.
The Quality Payment Program Application Programming Interface Developer Preview environment is now open for testing QPP submissions for performance year 2019.
By Abhinav Shashank – Digital disruption, in any industry, comes in waves. While other industries have benefitted from modern technology, healthcare has some catching up to do.