Sync for Science (S4S) uses the SMART on FHIR API to provide a simplified, scalable, and secure way for individuals to access and share their health data with scientific researchers in support of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and NIH’s All of Us Research Program

President Obama launched S4S in 2016, as a national collaboration among electronic health record (EHR) vendors – including Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, and Epic – and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.

An early-stage software release, The Procure App, gives patient’s access to raw clinical data from healthcare providers. The open-source web-based application can connect to any healthcare provider that has an electronic health record system supporting the SMART-on-FHIR specification.