ACCELERATE INTEGRATION WITH APPLE HEALTH
Leading Diagnostics Company Uses Smile CDR to Accelerate SMART on FHIR Integration with Apple Health
When Apple introduced its Health Records feature in 2018, this leading diagnostics company saw an opportunity. By enabling data sharing with Apple, they could let patients retrieve and view lab results in the iPhone Health app. Giving patients more choice over how they access critical information deepens engagement and provides differentiation from competitors. It also establishes a touch point for strengthening client relationships and boosting retention.
Laboratory test results are critical to both diagnostic and therapeutic decision making. They’re also critical to patients, as better informed patients lead to better conversations with clinicians.
After evaluating their options, their development team knew they were capable of building an integration solution themselves. They also knew that a custom build would absorb time and resources while saddling them with long term support costs.
Instead, they used Smile CDR to achieve integration in less than 6 months using 65-75% fewer developers while reducing future maintenance costs.
The client’s starting position was similar to many other healthcare organizations:
• They had a patient portal that users could sign into to view clinical data.
• All clinical data was stored in a database that did not
support Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) APIs.