Lingering obstacles block the path to interoperability 

Acknowledgement of the value of interoperability – and the desire to implement it – are seemingly widespread in healthcare. So why is the industry still so short of achieving it? For many reasons – technology, financial or logistical obstacles, a lack of standardization, fear of new procedures, or data gaps in EHR systems – the[…]

New FHIR-based genomics API promises to accelerate precision medicine 

Translational Software, a Bellevue, Washington-based developer of clinical decision support tools, has unveiled an application programming interface to help providers, labs and technology vendors to speed development of precision medicine-focused apps.The API, developed using HL7’s open source Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources specification, can query the company’s platform, powered by First Databank, for data on drug-drug-gene[…]