MedStack Introduces Two-Way Data Interoperability API with EMR’s & EHR’s For Digital Health Startups, Powered by Orbcare

April 25, 2018 by Balaji Gopalan

Today at Apps for Health 2018, MedStack announced that digital health innovators hosting applications and databases on MedStack’s Active Compliance secure hosting platform can now easily add capabilities to interchange health data with major Canadian EMRs, without requiring individual business agreements with each vendor, facilitating the launch of more seamless, adoptable and powerful digital healthcare apps.

The interchange capability is powered by Orbcare, a Unified Health Cloud platform backed by decades of leadership experience in Healthcare IT and supporting hundreds of clinics across Canada and United States. Orbcare has built a proven, secure, and effective interoperability engine supporting Canadian clinical EMRs (TELUS, Oscar and QHR) and large hospital EHRs (Epic, Cerner and Meditech), that backs their platform today. Through this partnership, healthcare app developer customers will be able to integrate the engine via a simple REST API to interchange data with Canadian clinical EMRs, governed solely by their agreements with MedStack. The pairing of MedStack’s real-time audit-ready privacy and security platform with Orbcare’s interoperability engine is a first such offering to the market.

EMRs supported in this new offering include:

  • TELUS Practice Solutions Suite
  • TELUS MedAccess
  • QHR Accuro
  • Oscar
  • P&P Data Systems
  • Abelmed

Datasets supported include:

  • Patient profiles
  • Provider profiles
  • Registration
  • Scheduling
  • Billing
  • Referrals
  • Messaging

Taking advantage of the API will require only credentials based on the EMR which the application is integrating. No special features or agreements with the EMR vendors are needed, as the interoperability is achieved with the existing capabilities. Pricing will be start at $400/month as an add-on to MedStack application and database costs.

Balaji Gopalan, Co-Founder and CEO of MedStack, says “MedStack’s mission is to drive healthcare innovation adoption at the speed of startup innovation. Many companies in multiple jurisdictions are already taking advantage of our real-time auditible active HIPAA and PHIPA compliant hosting solution, and interoperability is the next innovation accelerant we are focusing on. We announced support for an HL7 FHIR API for hospital EHR interoperability last year, and have since supplemented that with Mirth Connect HL7 v2 support. Our partnership with Orbcare for EMR interoperability is an exciting new milestone.”

Manny Abraham, CEO of Orbcare, says, “We at OrbCare have focused our efforts in building technology that is focused on eliminating the silos and the inefficient workflows that exist in healthcare today, through our interoperability engine and its adoption through Medstack customer base we believe it’s a great step forward in addressing them.”

The new capability will be available for MedStack subscribers later this summer.

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