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.
New Blog on Patient Controlled Health Data
Balancing Regulated Protections with Patient Autonomy.
The patient-driven healthcare movement advocates for turnkey electronic provisioning of medical record data to improve care and accelerate cures.
SMART Team Comments on the 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability Rule
The SMART Team has submitted final comments to ONC on the Proposed Rule for the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program
Beyond One-Off Integrations
A Commercial, Substitutable, Reusable, Standards-Based, Electronic Health Record–Connected App
Accessing Health Records with HealthKit
The SMART Health IT API now connects the Apple HealthKit with 500 Hospitals. iOS app developers will soon have access to the healthcare FHIR resources stored on iPhones.
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New Blog about 21st Century Cures Act Health IT Provisions
Mandl, Gottlieb and Mandel address a unique opportunity to implement the 21st Century Cures Act API provisions and transform how patients and providers use health information technology. They emphasize the opportunity for patients to obtain complete copies of their EHR data, and for providers and patients to easily integrate apps (web, iOS and Android) with EHRs and other clinical systems. The three co-authors focus on an important rule, now pending at the Office of Management and Budget.
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