What programmers think of Open

I could go on and on about the value of Open. I firmly believe that an Open approach is the only way healthcare IT companies can collaborate, innovate and advance health care. But what does it mean to third-party developers? Do they believe in Open as much as I do? I sat down recently with programmers from Shareable Ink, New York Presbyterian, eDoc4u and others. Part of a Unity training class, these folks are very proficient at using Allscripts Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). We also talked about the value of Open. I asked, “How important is Open to you on a scale of 1 to 10?” Consensus answer: 11. The most valuable aspect of Open platforms The developer partners we work with have creative solutions – such as Shareable Ink’s special pen or eDoc4u’s risk assessment or a clinical decision […]


ACE12 Final Day

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/17/2012

The final day of ACE12 dawned a gorgeous day in Chicago – sunny and not too hot. But the crowd has definitely thinned.  We spoke with several Allscripts clients who were eager to head home to their families and look for ways to apply what they’ve learned. Those who stuck around for Friday’s half day of sessions found some of the best had been saved for last.   The Story of “Open” Among them, David Vawdrey, Ph.D. of Columbia University presented one of the most exciting stories in healthcare IT today.  Vawdrey, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, is part of a small team of IT geniuses tasked with enhancing the Sunrise and Enterprise EHR deployments for Columbia’s 1,000+ faculty physicians and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (his colleague, Dr. Peter Stetson, presented at ACE12 yesterday).  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital includes Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and […]