Apple will integrate its Health Records platform with many products from electronic health records (EHR) vendor Allscripts, including Sunrise, TouchWorks, and Professional EHR systems, per Healthcare Dive. The deal marks a big move for Apple's push into healthcare, as it will vastly increase the number of provider partners in its stable, as well as patients whose health data will be included in the company's health ecosystem.
Apple Health Records now available for Allscripts clients
Apple's health data-sharing feature is now live in the latest version of iOS, allowing some users to give their clinicians information from their phone's Health app via their electronic health records.
Last month we also learned that Apple is testing out an API to integrate data for patient healthcare claims into the Health app. Meanwhile, earlier this year Apple partnered with the US Department of Veterans to offer digital health records on iPhone.
As one of the largest electronic health records companies in the United States, this new partnership means that health professionals and patients can access their records on their iPhones under Apple Health, streamlining the patient-doctor experience in new ways.
Practice Fusion Inc. (Practice Fusion), a San Francisco-based health information technology developer, will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations relating to its electronic health records (EHR) software, the Department of Justice announced today.
Launched in 2014, the Apple Health app initially provided tools for patients to collect and organize their personal health data from devices and user input. In 2018, Apple launched its Health Records platform, built using SMART on FHIR to let users see updated, consistent health records from more than 700 providers using various EHR systems.
SMART on FHIR combines SMART open-source tools with the FHIR API. SMART on FHIR apps let providers, payers, and patients view patient records, monitor cardiovascular health, schedule services, and much more. They can pull in all the data they need any from almost any EHR system, whether its Epic, Cerner, AllScripts, Athena Health, or another vendor.
Epic systems is famously known as one of the first providers of electronic health records and currently provides support to some of the world's biggest healthcare systems. Since its founding in 1979, Epic's long-standing reputation and experience boasts easy scalability and effective products and services. Over time, the company has evolved to cater to primarily small and mid-sized practices; however, their services are also used across entire health care communities, children's organizations, and integrated delivery networks.
Epic is a cloud-based EHR, which is a scalable, and cost-effective solution for securely storing patient health records in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Systematically, Epic operates with a standard range of reliable EHR features, such as template-based data entry, order management, and electronic communication and connectivity, while also providing a plethora of third-party apps to customize to the needs of specific specialties. Perhaps one of Epic's biggest selling points is the company's intense focus on patient management and remote care facilitation. Such efforts are reflected in the company's extensive patient portal and existing telehealth extensions. Notably, Epic encompasses all aspects of care, including registration, patient scheduling and billing-making it a well-integrated system. Additionally, Epic systems provides necessary implementation, training, and technical services to support its users long-term.
Founded by three accountants in Kansas City, Missouri, Cerner is a proud provider of electronic medical records for over 40 years. Cerner mainly focuses on health information technology systems and the provision of services to health care providers of all sizes, along with 55 distinct specialties. Forbes magazine has recognized Cerner as one of the nation's most innovative companies and a great employer for new graduates-making Cerner a proud leading innovator in EHRs.
Cerner's EHR platform, the Millennium, constitutes of a fully-integrated cloud-based EHR system that spans the care continuum aimed at improving workflow, organization, and advancing patient care. One of Cerner's biggest selling points is their in-depth commitment to success via the extensive implementation, full-service, and strategic vision support service offerings. Additionally, Cerner is committed to improving the charting experience and healthcare delivery for all institutions by providing strategic population health advisory services to smaller medical practices, and more recently, a new tailored cloud-based technology-CommunityWorks-to help Critical Access Hospitals reduce financial barriers. Similarly, Cerner offers other support and training services, such as revenue cycle management, wellness, scorecards, and performance improvement services. Cerner's client care support model \"enables caregivers to correspond and communicate with other providers clinicians and patients,\" thus optimizing physician-patient communication and increasing efficiency. Cerner remains one of the most prominent leaders in the EHR market with a reputable list of high-profile clients.
Founded in 1999, eClinicalWorks (eCW) is a technology enterprise whose EHR primarily helps to provide IT ambulatory services, and improve care efficiency and organize workflow for healthcare institutions, while prioritizing customers. Being a technological enterprise, eClinicalWorks prides itself in the development of its own comprehensive medical technology, which is widely available to over fifty diverse specialties, including hospitals, health centers, mobile clinics, and surgical centers.
Operating since 1976, NextGen has been assisting nearly 155,000 physicians with their electronic health records software, which is focused exclusively on improving the experience of ambulatory care providers and specialty practices, regardless of size, and their related communities. NextGen focuses on leveraging financial management solutions with clinical solutions to assist practices in achieving both clinical and financial advantage.
Intergy is a cloud-based EHR system-available as a hosted or on-premise EHR-dedicated to promoting financially healthy operations and offering a variety of solutions, such as monitoring, automatic updates, return on investment, and secure HIPAA compliant servers. A couple of Entergy's focuses include the optimization of chronic disease management care, driving payer incentives, and advocating for value-based healthcare. Greenway offers a subscription-based hosted solution aimed at alleviating security and infrastructure concerns common to health practices. Greenway also offers support to their EHR clients via the delivery of technology and the cultivation of strategic partnerships to help spur profitable growth and improve patient healthcare outcomes. Additionally, Greenway Intergy reports 5,000 clinical and financial fields in an included service-Intergy Practice Analytics-that provides users with thorough clinical insight into quality measure performance in order to support and encourage high quality care delivery.
Over 250 million American patients have their health records in the Epic ecosystem. Access to this data is provided via Epic on FHIR APIs. Developers may create apps that will retrieve over 50 data elements including but not limited to the USCDI set.
DailyMed publication. The FDA sends information on drugs marketed in the US to its official website, DailyMed, launched in 2005 by the National Library of Medicine (NLM.) Through DailyMed, trustworthy data on prescription medicines and their side effects become publicly available for health systems, physicians, and general users.
DrChrono API enables developers to build custom solutions on top of DrChrono, the first EHR system with telehealth functionality for iPad and iPhone. Apps created with the API let their users schedule appointments, exchange data elements from patients medical records, and manage medical documents.
Netsmart and Allscripts announced that they will partner to help ensure integrated care is achieved for all heath communities. This collaboration will focus on further enhancing clinical workflows, optimizing outcomes and reducing costs. Netsmart and Allscripts share clients that use the Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record for physical health and the Netsmart myAvatar CareRecord EHR for behavioral health. One collaborative initiative will enable Allscripts Sunrise users to view behavioral health records within an Allscripts Sunrise workflow, and myAvatar users to view physical health records in a myAvatar workflow. These capabilities will help lead to improved care, a streamlined user experience for clinicians and reduced costs.A second initiative will integrate Netsmart's behavioral EHRs with Allscripts ambulatory EHR platforms. This will allow for improved care coordination for the 26% of the population who will have a mental illness diagnosis this year.
Commonwealth Health supports Health Records on iPhone which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers. Learn more about how you can view your encrypted, secure health records on your iPhone.
Holy Cross Health changed its electronic health record system in October 2022. MyChart may not have all historical visit information and test results available for visits that occurred before this date.
The growing medical industry is one of the major factors responsible for driving the demand for EHR. Likewise, the industry has been a witness to transforming developmental trends fostered on account of product innovations