Using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to exchange data with an electronic health record (EHR) is a good step toward better interoperability. Some of our clients are having early success in using Allscripts Open APIs with Allscripts Sunrise™ to integrate with other software and devices. Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), together with Eastern Health Alliance (EHA), started using Allscripts Open APIs with Sunrise in January 2016. NantHealth’s VitalsConX solution enables the capture of patient vitals (e.g., blood pressure readings, temperature) at the bedside. This product then calls the Allscripts API, which validates and saves the data directly to the Sunrise patient record, reducing the need for the nurse to log into the EHR. IHiS developed the system architecture to enable the systems’ connectivity from the server to the EHR. According to William Wong, Deputy Director of Clinical Systems, IHiS, “Using APIs […]

With about a decade of experience, Allscripts has established strong healthcare IT credentials with clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Clinical goals for healthcare IT in Asia are similar to what you’d find in the United States and Europe: to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. However, there are different sets of challenges throughout the region that require healthcare IT to take a different approach. Singapore: Asia’s center for healthcare innovation Singapore, an island city-state, is the second most densely populated sovereign state in the world, with more than 5.3 million citizens. Because it’s a small, contained geographical area, we see a couple of trends that affect healthcare IT. First, patients move fairly readily among Singaporean healthcare organizations. It’s important that patients’ records travel with them. Second, physicians also move freely within the Singaporean healthcare community, making […]