Impact of FHIR + SMART on FHIR


The Future of Data Access in Health Care

The advent of FHIR and SMART on FHIR has been a huge game changer in recent years. FHIR is radically changing the way we think about integration of innovative applications, making it faster, easier and less disruptive to workflow. It has allowed developers to create medical applications, which can be easily integrated into existing systems. SMART on FHIR is a related utility, which allows web apps to run inside a browser so clinicians can use them without leaving the EMR environment.

More than 35 provider organizations have exposed their FHIR APIs. Allscripts has been leading the charge in API adoption for some years now with their plug and play-like platform that developers can build new technologies and applications on top of. Not to be outdone, Epic opened up their API in 2017, thus signaling a refusal to be made obsolete by the more nimble and comparatively newer players.

“The emergence of blockchain, FHIR and other technologies leads to a bigger question. What happens to health care when there is unfettered data access and the monopoly of the user interface goes away?”, said Health 2.0’s Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya.

Learn about the SMART on FHIR Stack and tools that can be used to deploy world-class applications at Dev4Health on April 30 – May 1, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Join developers, innovative leaders, designers, chief technology officers, chief innovation officers, start-ups, and health tech enthusiasts for two days of strategic networking, idea generation, and innovative workshops – plus live demos some of the newest health tech start-ups. Register today!

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