EHR Intelligence August 5, 2022
Sarai Rodriguez

Provider organizations are worried about the risk of data breaches related to APIs and third-party apps; they believe that strong privacy and security protections are vital for successful API adoption.

Providers want the enhanced EHR functionality that APIs provide, but concerns surrounding data privacy and security stand as barriers to API adoption, according to the newest “Accelerating APIs” report.

“Accelerating APIs for Scientific Discovery: Provider Perspectives Brief,” examines provider perspectives on the current landscape of API-based health information exchange.

“Provider organizations are often the primary stewards of a patient’s medical history, and data captured in electronic health records (EHRs) influence a provider’s workflow and clinical decisions,” ONC officials Mera Choi, Stephanie Garcia, and Chelsea Richwine wrote in a HealthITBuzz blog post. “As a result, it...

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