FHIR allows developers such as Family Care Path to create innovative new apps that can operate seamlessly with the major EMR providers, which is a big boon to innovation. These technical capabilities provide the opportunity for a plug-and-play platform that is conceptually similar to the Apple app store. MyLegacy was recently added to Cerner Corporation’s App Gallery.
The Future of Healthcare Apps
Traditionally, healthcare software vendors have built their own APIs to share data with specific applications. As standards like FHIR emerge, it is truly possible to develop apps with the ability communicate with any other system. Innovative application can now be shared with the medical community at large, potentially improving healthcare for everyone.