According to Healthcare IT News, Allscripts, Cerner and Epic are making their electronic health record system programming interfaces more available to enable new apps to improve long-term care.
Open APIs (application programming interface,are technical protocols that enable third-party software programs to interact with an application). Open APIs are necessary for enabling new applications, like Admit+, the digital admissions and management platform, to integrate with EHRs. LincWare is leveraging the open interfaces on these EHRs to provide real time information to LTC communities to make better decisions on the residents that they accept.
“It’s good business for the EHR companies to allow software developers like LincWare to integrate applications with EHRs, ” says Darren Mathis, chief executive officer, LincWare. “Open APIs will improve the long-term care landscape by enabling new applications that can improve productivity, and ultimately, lower costs for patients.”
Data is power, and for long-term care, applications like Admit+, that help make sense of the data, add the punch.
“It was great to read that Epic’s CEO, Judy Falkner, said it ‘is making everything very open,’ so that we can deliver Admit+ faster to clients using Epic as their EHR,” continued Mathis.