1 in 11 people worldwide live with diabetes. That’s over 415 million people suffering from a life-threatening disease that is also the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation. While decades of research and treatment have lead to enormous improvements in both prevention and treatment, the disease, which already represents 12% of the world’s health expenditure (~$673 billion!), is growing at a frightening rate. If advancements in prevention and efficiency gains in treatment aren’t made quickly, the world risks a staggering numbers of lives lost, as well as dire financial ramifications that could threaten the stability of countries worldwide.
The end of September and the beginning of fall has brought with it some new features and welcomed updates to our core product offering. As they say, new season, new EHR integration platform (or something like that).
Redox, the leading electronic health record (EHR) integration platform, announced during a demo at Health2.0 they are rolling out new developer tools that will allow digital health application developers to integrate with drchrono, Allscripts, and athena demo environments through a single API. These demo environments will dramatically augment the suite of dev tools available to application developers to share data with any EHR used at the hospitals or clinics they work with.
Recently, Matthew Holt (THCB, Health 2.0) released the results of a broad survey titled Accessing & Using APIs from Major EMR Vendors. With over 100 responses from digital health organizations, the data paints a vivid picture of the current state of healthcare integration.