Cerner Clients Test SMART on FHIR Apps within EHR

October 08, 2015

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, has unveiled a production version of HL7’s FHIR standard that is being tested in the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR).

“This next-generation standards framework enables health care organizations to utilize Cerner’s open platform, which is designed to enable third-party innovators to advance care delivery and improve interoperability capabilities with other FHIR-compliant EHR systems,” said Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president, medical informatics at Cerner. “This integrated approach will provide clinicians access to ‘pluggable apps’ directly within their workflows that are designed to expand and transform the way care is delivered.”

Cerner clients will test SMART® on FHIR apps within Cerner Millennium. Mosaic Life Care has already begun to test a clinical decision support system that helps clinicians recognize and diagnose visually presenting conditions, VisualDX, in its ambulatory clinics, emergency departments and throughout the hospital.

“The development of SMART on FHIR apps within Cerner Millennium is comparable to smartphones replacing pagers,” said Brennan Lehman, CIO at Mosaic Life Care. “For years, we’ve struggled with complex interfaces, faxing and scanning to piece together the patient story. From the patient’s perspective, care isn’t limited to the four walls of the hospital. FHIR enabled apps seamlessly integrated with Cerner Millennium create the platform to solve the puzzle.”

VisualDX will demonstrate its app in the Solutions Gallery at Cerner’s Health Conference (CHC), Oct. 11-14, in Kansas City, Mo.

CHC attendees will also be able to explore a variety of SMART on FHIR apps on interactive touch-screens, including xG Health’s EnrG|Rheum app and two open source apps created by Boston Children’s Hospital.

Cerner continues to build FHIR services to support a wide variety of clinical resources and will continue to follow the standard, including the recently balloted Draft Standard for Trial Use 2.0. By the end of the year, an initial catalog of SMART on FHIR applications will be generally available for use to extend the Cerner Millennium platform.

Cerner’s FHIR sandbox and documentation are available to clients and third-party application developers at fhir.cerner.com.