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Application Programming Interfaces

CMS Sets Rules, Cautions Penalties for Information Blocking, APIs, FHIR

February 11, 2019 - CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator have released long-awaited proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of FHIR. Just ahead of the 2019 HIMSS Convention in Orlando, CMS has outlined the definitions for what constitutes information blocking – a hotly debated topic since the passage of the 21st Century Cures...


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Data Standards, Security Key to Healthcare Interoperability

by Jessica Kent

Data standards, security and privacy requirements, and advanced health IT systems are critical to achieve full healthcare interoperability, according to a report from the Hospital Agenda for Interoperability.   The report...

ONC Health Data Exchange Winner Adds Immunization Data

by Jessica Kent

The Docket app, the winning submission in ONC’s Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, is adding a new feature that will help individuals access their personal and family immunization records, said ONC officials in a new blog...

HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

Rucker: Without APIs, Artificial Intelligence Will Fail in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry looks just over the horizon to a busy, eventful, and competitive 2019, artificial intelligence tools are likely to take on an increasingly important role across the care continuum. Payers, providers, and health...

ONC Announces Winners of $2M Health IT Interoperability Award

by Jessica Kent

ONC has announced the two winners of the Leading Edge Acceleration Edge (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity, who will receive awards totaling $2 million to address emerging and future challenges in health IT...

Data Standards, API Development Will Support Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

Shared data standards and industry-wide adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will be key to promoting improved health data exchange, according to a recent brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts.   APIs have the...

3 Steps to Reduce Diagnostic, Medication Errors with EHRs, APIs

by Jessica Kent

Health IT has become an integral part of the care continuum, offering the promise of optimal, standardized care delivery. However, poor development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) can contribute to adverse patient...

US Digital Service Revamps CMS, QPP User Experience from the Inside Out

by Jennifer Bresnick

The notorious inefficiency of the federal government has long been a common complaint for citizens, businesses, and other entities attempting to acquire information, apply for programs, or receive acknowledgement for some...

Pew: Better Patient Matching, APIs Will Enhance Interoperability

by Jessica Kent

Improved patient matching, the effective use of application program interfaces (APIs), and standardized clinical data will enhance interoperability in Medicare and increase health data access for patients, says the Pew Charitable Trusts in...

Apple Explores Medical Data with Health Records API, Patents

by Jennifer Bresnick

Apple is quickly working to position itself as a leader in the race between consumer technology giants looking to harness the nearly-untapped power of medical data.  With players such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to contend with,...

ONC: APIs Can Boost Interoperability, Healthcare Data Access

by Jessica Kent

ONC is working with innovators to develop application programming interfaces (APIs) that will create a robust health application ecosystem, improve interoperability, and increase healthcare data access, according to a recent HealthITBuzz...

CMS Renames Meaningful Use to Highlight Interoperability Goals

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has announced a rebrand of the familiar EHR Incentive Programs, commonly known as meaningful use, to reflect its ongoing commitment to interoperability, patient data access, and system-wide health information exchange. According to a...

VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the beta version of its Lighthouse Lab initiative that allows health IT developers to connect to data assets through application programming interfaces (APIs). The platform, unveiled...

IoT, EHRs to Push Healthcare API Market to $243M by 2024

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) and rising investments in state-of-the-art EHR technology will contribute to the ongoing growth of the healthcare application programming interface (API) marketplace, according to a new report by Transparency...

athenahealth EHR App Marketplace Grows, Targets Patient mHealth

by Jennifer Bresnick

The recent flurry of interest in public application programming interfaces (APIs) as a way to connect disparate health data has prompted electronic health record vendors to open the floodgates to third-party developers with bright ideas...

APIs, EHR Data Integrity, Patient Access Key to Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Before providers can truly embrace value-based care, they must focus on making some significant improvements to the healthcare industry’s basic electronic health record ecosystem, states the American Medical Informatics Association...

APIs Boost Care Coordination, Data Exchange at Northwell Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Northwell Health, the largest hospital system in the most populous metro region in the country, has a lot on its plate when it comes to conducting care coordination activities for more than 8 million people.   With 21 hospitals, over...

Epic App Orchard Encourages Developers to Use FHIR, Open APIs

by Jennifer Bresnick

At HIMSS17 in Orlando last month, the vendor halls were packed to the gills with companies touting the latest plug-and-play technologies that use emerging data standards to perform analytics, shuttle information between organizations,...

Health IT Vendors, Providers Struggling with API Development

by Jennifer Bresnick

The application programming interface (API) is one of the most exciting developments in health data interoperability, says a new report by Chillmark Research, and enthusiasm for standards-based data exchange is at an all-time high. Yet...

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