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.
Push Button Population Health Data
On behalf of the ONC, The Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program and SMART hosted a meeting in December 2017 to discuss standardizing bulk data exports from EHR systems and data warehouse environments. A detailed summary report is now available!
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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