SMART Health IT was launched with a New England Journal of Medicine article proposing a universal API (application programming interface) to transform EHRs into platforms for substitutable iPhone-like apps. With federal investment, SMART on FHIR API was developed as an open, free and standards-based API. Innovators use it to write an app once and have it run anywhere in the healthcare system. EHR vendors built support for SMART into their products. Apple relies on SMART to give individuals from hundreds of health systems access to their health records. Hundreds of other app developers, including Google and Verily use it as well. Microsoft and other cloud vendors launch apps in their cloud services using SMART. After successful lobbying by the SMART team, the 21st Century Cures Act and Final Rule from the ONC made SMART a certification requirement. The SMART team provides a widely used sandbox and app gallery, and continues to innovate with projects like CDS Hooks, Flat FHIR and SMART Markers.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the long-awaited final rules on information-blocking and interoperability
- New Report Available: Push Button Health: Advancing SMART/HL7 Bulk Data Export/FLAT FHIR
- Push Button Population Health Data: Extending the HL7 FHIR Standard to Support Bulk Data Export
- New Report On Connected Apps in Healthcare
- 21st Century Cures Act makes APIs in EHRs the law