Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
I found myself looking for a family doctor this week and realized that outside of asking friends, I didn't have a great way to go about conducting my search. This is likely a common occurrence for people looking for healthcare advice so today we'll take a look at some mashups that help users find information about any number of health issues. More information about each of the mashups is below.
Pronounced ‘fire’, FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is the HL7 specifications for supporting APIs in exchanging data among HIT systems. By enabling the sharing of data, FHIR has the potential to unite PHM and EMR tools and streamline the process of providing care.