New App Store for Health Professionals Planned

New App Store for Health Professionals PlannedEpic Systems Corp. recently divulged plans to launch its own app store for healthcare professionals.

Such a move could invite developers and companies to produce countless new apps compatible with Epic’s electronic health records systems.

According to published reports, the app store will launch in a few weeks.

“We think Epic is big now? This will cement their long-term legacy. It’s exactly the right thing to do,” Mark Bakken, co-founder and former chief executive of Nordic Consulting, is quoted by The Wisconsin State Journal.
The app store envisioned will simply be called the App Exchange and function similarly to the Apple App Store.

“Let’s say you want to create an app for the iPhone. Apple has automated that online. As long as you play by all the rules, they’ll publish it,” said Bakken, who notes that Epic will begin publishing a “road map about how to work with Epic.”

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