Over the last decade, U.S. health care providers made enormous investments in electronic medical records (EMRs). Given the scale of this investment and the ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, many have pursued a strategy of widely deploying a single, uniform EMR and leveraging it for as many uses as possible. It’s a logical and sound strategy as far as it goes, but it only goes so far.
It turns out there are significant limitations to the “One Platform” EMR strategy that often result in major gaps in IT performance and coverage. The good news is that, while these gaps are inevitable, application programming interfaces (APIs) go a long way towards closing them.Read More