SMART Health IT is an open, standards based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. Using an electronic health record (EHR) system or data warehouse that supports the SMART standard, patients, doctors, and healthcare practitioners can draw on this library of apps to improve clinical care, research, and public health.
Report on ITdotHealth 3: Getting SMARTer
Videos, executive summary, photo gallery from June 11–12 meeting now available, including keynotes by DJ Patil, Atul Gawande!
An Apps-Based Information Economy for Health Care
Commentary in Cell Systems: “Driving Innovation in Health Systems through an Apps-Based Information Economy,” by Ken Mandl, Josh Mandel, and Zak Kohan
SMART on FHIR Genomics: Facilitating standardized clinico-genomic apps
Successful design, deployment, and use of the SMART on FHIR API was demonstrated and adopted by HL7 Clinical Genomics Workgroup. Feasibility was shown
AMA Wire: How physicians are helping rethink EHRs
SMART’s newest Advisory Committee member, American Medical Association Trustee Jesse Ehrenfeld, comments on AMA efforts to embed the voice of physicians in the EHR development process.
The SMART vision of substitutable healthcare applications holds many benefits for app developers, healthcare providers, patients, healthcare institutions and public health.
- App Developers – Reduce the cost and complexity of integrating with customers’ EHR systems and accelerate app creation with open source tools and resources.
- Healthcare Providers and Patients – Add new capabilities and data to existing systems (for example to visualize risks, trends, and trajectories), and mash up clinical records with information from sensors, devices, and patient reports.
- Healthcare Institutions – Improve return on EHR investment by streamlining internal EHR customization projects and drawing on a library of innovate apps.
- Public Health – Apps can transfer ideas, functionality, and workflow all in one package—a good app, distributed widely, could reshape practice overnight.
Single place to share, find and try SMART compatible apps
Lightweight approach for invoking decision support from within a clinician's EHR workflow
Guided support for vendors and healthcare institutions integrating the SMART platform
Resource for providers and health systems as they buy SMART-Compatible Health IT
Open source tools and documentation to help developers build and test apps