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Blog posts tagged with open

  • What’s happening with FHIR®? 2

    Jeff Danford
    March 15, 2017

    Since we posted our beginner’s guide to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) more than a year ago, we’ve seen a lot of change with this standard for health data exchange. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Read more…

  • Mobile apps are engaging patients in new ways

    Tina Joros
    February 16, 2017

    Can you imagine what it must have been like working on the initial launch of Apple’s App Store? I think we all want to make an impact like that. For those of us in the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP), we’re one part of an overall transformation throughout the healthcare industry that’s changing the way people think about health data, its accessibility, and its potential to fundamentally improve how people live. Read more…

  • Record coordination app means less stress for patients

    Tina Joros
    January 18, 2017

    When battling horrific diseases, you can’t always cure them, but you can help in the fight. This is what inspired Debi Willis, CEO and founder of our partner PatientLink, to combine her personal experience and technical knowledge to create MyLinks. Read more…

  • Multiple integration projects: One open API

    Tina Joros
    January 06, 2017

    New care models require health IT infrastructure that can interact with multiple solutions, devices and applications in a more streamlined, scalable and efficient way. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can help create a successful health IT ecosystem. NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), a nonprofit university hospital based in New York City, started using open APIs to achieve interoperability in 2014. Read more…

  • Top 10 client stories of 2016

    Ann Marie Beasley
    December 22, 2016

    Our clients are making a difference every day achieving success in delivering smarter health care. Their stories inspire us and, judging by blog readership, they inspire our readers too. Each year, we round up the most-shared, most-read client stories on the blog—prime examples of healthcare leaders achieving the vision of creating open and connected communities. Here are the top ten for 2016. Read more…

  • Clinical photography bridges technology gap in health care

    Tina Joros
    November 16, 2016

    Sometimes the best way to capture information is with a picture. Photographs can help clinicians diagnose conditions and monitor progress, especially in specialties such as plastic surgery, dermatology, burn care, wound care and vein care. Clinical photography can be helpful in these cases. However, due to the technical skill needed to capture accurate, repeatable photographs, these pictures rarely provide comparable, measurable (read “quality”) data for providers. Read more…

  • Redefining the paradigm for health IT interfaces

    Erik Kins
    September 30, 2016

    Electronic health records (EHRs) are the backbone of health IT infrastructure, but they can’t be all things to all people. For truly connected communities of health, EHRs must talk with other applications and solutions. Integrating separate technologies has not always been easy. Traditionally, these projects require committee meetings and complicated interfaces that can take months, or even years, to complete. Read more…

  • Briefing Congress on health IT innovation

    Paul Black
    September 16, 2016

    This week I testified before the United States House of Representatives. It was an honor to represent the healthcare IT industry and share how innovations are driving efficiencies and improvements. Here are excerpts from that testimony: Despite some bumps in the road, as can be expected in times of change, there have been huge leaps forward in our industry in recent years that never would have happened had Congress not provided the impetus for ubiquitous adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Read more…

  • When every day matters

    Tina Joros
    August 25, 2016

    Working with health information technology companies every day can be exciting – you get a chance to see futuristic solutions that you know will have an impact on generations of people receiving health care. But the origin of these solutions can be quite heartbreaking. You hear stories of medical errors and information gridlock that led to devastating results for loved ones. Here is a story that Patrick Randolph, CEO of QueueDr, told me about his friend, who had to wait three weeks to find out he had multiple sclerosis (MS): Read more…

  • Create a great experience for every caller

    Tina Joros
    June 23, 2016

    When there’s a customer support issue – with our cell phones, cars, banking or online shopping – the answers are not always on a website or app. Sometimes we want or need to call. The experience can quickly get exasperating if we’re transferred multiple times, repeating account information, security questions or other information. Based on previous experiences, there are companies I don’t mind calling for an issue, and those I never want to speak to again. Read more…

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