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Vendor Launches Cloud-Based EHR Designed to Support FHIR, Precision Medicine Initiative

August 3, 2017
by Heather Landi
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drchrono Inc., a provider of electronic health record (EHR), practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management (RCM), announced the launch of a cloud-based EHR platform enabled for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).

With FHIR, drchrono said it is enabling its 10 million patients access to their data via the FHIR API (application programming interface) through the patient health record (PHR). The new API is designed to support the Precision Medicine Sync for Science Initiative and fulfills one of the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 3 to enable a PHR API.

According to the vendor, any developer through the personal health record FHIR API can build applications on top of drchrono so researchers and other physicians with the patient's approval can view the patient's data.

“Our country’s healthcare delivery infrastructure is upgrading to take fuller advantage of the Internet to help patients access and use their health information. I applaud drchrono’s leadership in launching the new patient API to offer patients the ability to connect their health data to the applications and services that can help them make better care decisions,” Aneesh Chopra, former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and current president of CareJourney. “drchrono is answering the call by creating an open platform and API service that allows patients to have full control over their medical records and data.”



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