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MEDITECH Launches Healthcare App Development Environment

September 18, 2018 - MEDITECH announced Sept. 18 the release of its healthcare app development environment MEDITECH Greenfield. The platform will enable organizations to develop applications that will be interoperable with the MEDITECH EHR. Greenfield is supported by RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs) including FHIR and can be used by MEDITECH EHR customers to build custom applications for...


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Selecting Healthcare App Development Tools for Integration

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How Edge Computing Enhances Health IT Infrastructure

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How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

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ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes

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ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum, held this week in Washington, DC, focused on the future of the FHIR API in the healthcare space and the continued use of faxes to exchange health records. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

Considerations for Choosing Public or Private Cloud-based EHRs

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Healthcare organizations are moving different IT infrastructure applications to the cloud. Cloud-based EHRs in particular are examples of applications that are migrating the cloud. There are several reasons why organizations choose to...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

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Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

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Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

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ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

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