Meet Steve Buttitta. He’s the president of ByteSized Solutions, a company that has about 30 applications powered by Allscripts Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). We have shared data with those products more than 33 million times. Being Open is about utilization, not technology. You have to do it, not just talk about it. I asked Steve if he’d be willing to share his thoughts with our blog readers, and he agreed: I started consulting in healthcare integration 15 years ago. At the time, it was just me sitting in my basement banging out code. EHR systems were in their infancy and integration was both limited and difficult. I struggled a lot in the start, because I spent my time fighting electronic health record (EHR) companies to get access to their systems or information about their systems. In the end, I […]