Allscripts Brings New Developer Portal to Health 2.0

Allscripts Brings New Developer Portal to Health 2.0Last week at Health 2.0, Allscripts — a health IT solutions provider focused on population health management adoption – showed off its new Developer Portal which was used by Code-A-Thon attendees to integrate with Allscripts solutions.

“The new Developer Portal allows developers to work with APIs to build a prototype before they commit to joining the full Allscripts Developer Program,” Stanley Crane, Chief Innovation Officer and General Manager of Allscripts’ Open Business Unit, tells mHealthWatch. “Enabling developers to test out the functionality first will accelerate the pace at which companies can bring the best new innovation to our client base.”

But Crane and company had other business as Health 2.0 as well.

“In addition, our goal at Health 2.0 was to elevate the conversation of Open,” the executive tells us. “By having an Open platform, it allows providers to facilitate the exchange of information between programs, making it easy for software to talk to other provider’s software. Allscripts Unity platform is a proven, scalable and user-friendly technology that enables seamless integration of devices and applications. This capability saves time and money and gives full access to a variety of applications all written on the same technology.”

Looking ahead to the new year, Crane says Allscripts will continue to focus on “strengthening what we believe to be a leadership position in this arena. We will also continue to build our open approach, adding capabilities and functions designed to connect to data, automate processes and working to improve outcomes for patients.”

So for startups looking to Allscripts for inspiration about how to gain success in the healthcare IT space, what lessons can be learned for their example?

“The key is to understand that when designing solutions, you are not only trying to serve today’s demands, but also think about what providers and patients will demand tomorrow,” Crane says. “We are also trying to find a balance between providing patients with the highest quality of care and helping clinicians interact more efficiently and effectively with patients. One way to achieve this is by implementing interoperable and open platforms that allow stakeholders access to the most critical information when they want it.”

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