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Blog posts tagged with APIs

  • VA keeps eyes on the prize: Interoperability for Veterans 1

    Paul Black
    April 18, 2018

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands the importance of seamless data exchange for these patients and their families – no matter where or when they see a clinician. Read more…

  • Interoperability’s new reality

    Tina Joros
    March 23, 2018

    The concept of interoperability is everywhere. We are moving beyond a 1:1, linear approach, to a robust network that enables us to move data in more directions than ever before Read more…

  • When it comes to interoperability, we need to think big

    Paul Black
    March 02, 2018

    KLAS released a report this week that looks at interoperability through a specific lens: connectivity through “plug-and-play” services. To make progress, we must continue to think big and not settle for a narrow perspective. Read more…

  • 3 billion data shares (and counting)

    Jim Morrison
    January 18, 2018

    Allscripts hit another major utilization milestone at the end of 2017: our health IT ecosystem has enabled more than 3 billion API data shares in less than five years. Read more…

  • Simplifying the prescriber’s search for patient medication history

    Tina Joros
    June 21, 2017

    LogiCoy PDMP EHR Link Application, our App of the Month, connects with prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help make it easier for prescribers to identify abuse. Read more…

  • Behind-the-scenes look at a clinical quality dashboard

    Robert Leviton MD
    May 16, 2017

    Some large organizations are wrestling with the abundance of quality data. Northwell Health developed an elegant Clinical Snapshot dashboard to support clinicians with the tools they need. Read more…

  • Finding better ways to notify providers about patient events

    Erik Kins
    April 11, 2017

    The variability of the EHR capabilities makes it more complex for large health systems to design a cohesive notification system. Using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Northwell Health designed a solution that enables clinicians to see patient event notifications within their electronic health record (EHR) workflow, which enables better care coordination. Read more…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 drives more flexibility in how patients access data

    Tina Joros
    October 27, 2016

    Patient portals are essential communication tools for many providers and patients today. For example, more than 9.3 million patients have accounts through the Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform. But a recent Nielsen survey found that the majority of Americans are not using digital technology to access their physicians – which is unlike how we approach other aspects of our lives, such as banking or making travel arrangements. Read more…

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