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by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Josh Mandel
Published on December 12, 2017

The Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT platform and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) have utilized open standards to help advance health IT, fostering collaboration and lowering the barrier for innovation.

Developers may have an appreciation for open standards, but what do they mean for health care providers and their patients? How is a clinician to know which medical app to use and when?

On The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Josh Mandel, the lead architect on the SMART Health IT platform, discusses how open, standards based technology and the SMART library of apps can help improve clinical care, research and public health.

In this episode, Josh answers the following questions:

  • How did Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School come together to start SMART Health IT, and how did you get involved with the project?
  • As a physician, how does your clinical experience shape your work as a software developer?
  • How would you recommend that health care providers approach and utilize clinician decision support services in their daily practice, and how can CDS Hooks help in that process?
  • Beyond being users of medical apps in their clinical workflows, what role do you see for clinicians as developers of new tools and technologies using open standards?
  • Can you talk about how you see patients fitting into this ecosystem?

Listen to the full podcast below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!

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