INTEGRATION AND INTEROPERABILITY – AN EHR PERSPECTIVE

Data is only useful when it is easily accessible to clinicians, and can be sorted, graphed, and analyzed. In this presentation, Justin Armstrong will explore how medical devices currently interface with Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the security challenges, and the improvements being made. Interoperability also plays a significant role, and Mr. Armstrong will discuss how REST APIs are transforming this space. REST APIs are currently used for decision support, interfacing with tools, and empowering app developers to create Patient Portal apps which can serve patient data directly to patients. Lastly, secure development processes that enable innovation and security will be considered.
Justin Armstrong, CISSP, Security Architect, System Technology Division, MEDITECH