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Application Programming Interfaces

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

May 30, 2017 - 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 Market Research. Globally, the API ecosystem will expand from $162.4 million in 2015 to $243 million by 2024, representing a 4.2 percent compound annual growth...


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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 about...

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 (AMIA)...

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 2700...

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, enhance...

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 several...

EHRs, IoT, Revenue Cycle Bring Opportunities for Healthcare APIs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are quickly becoming a critical tool for healthcare organizations looking to build interoperable connections, and it is likely that this new standard for health data exchange will keep growing in importance...

CMS: New API Will Automate MACRA Quality Measure Data Sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) is getting its very own application programming interface (API) to automate the process of sharing electronic data on quality measures, CMS announced today.  The new tool is the first of several efforts...

API-Based Genomics Databank Facilitates Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Genomic testing is becoming an increasingly common starting place for the development of personalized medicine treatments for patients with a variety of hard-to-treat diseases, especially cancer, but organizations often struggle with interpreting...

Blockchain, APIs Take a Stab at the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

by Jennifer Bresnick

Capital One is hoping to bring the blockchain and API tools to the healthcare industry by proving their value in the revenue cycle management arena.  A pair of new partnerships between the financial services company and healthcare-focused...

FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates...

ONC Taps Boston Children’s for $275K FHIR, API Innovation Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FHIR ecosystem is still heating up as the EHR developer community searches for innovative new ways to bring application programming interfaces (APIs) into mainstream use.  Spurred on by the promise of up to $625,000 in competitive awards...

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

by Jennifer Bresnick

The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology...

4 Basics to Know about the Role of FHIR in Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

As health data interoperability becomes an increasingly pressing concern for providers, developers and vendors are paying a great deal more attention to the data standards that will enable seamless, on-demand information exchange. The Fast Healthcare...

ONC Launches Two FHIR Interoperability App Challenges

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to health data interoperability, FHIR is the name of the game for the Office of the National Coordinator.  At HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, announced two new industry challenges...

HSPC Interoperability Project Tackles HIE with FHIR, App Culture

by Jennifer Bresnick

CommonWell, Carequality, and the Argonaut Project may be the names that first spring to mind when discussing the healthcare industry’s private interoperability efforts, but the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is planning...

Can FHIR Spark Health Information Exchange, Interoperability?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information exchange in the United Sates may suffer from chronic fragmentation, data duplication, misinterpretation, ambiguity, and disunity, but there’s one thing nearly all providers can come together to agree upon: data interoperability...

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