Boston Children's awarded $275K to create EHR app comparison site

Boston Children's Hospital has been awarded about $275,000 to coordinate open information regarding market-ready electronic health record app solutions.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Karen DeSalvo and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt write in a post to ONC's Health IT Buzz blog that the likelihood apps are being created that are similar or duplicative is increasing. This new cooperative agreement will support the development of an online app discovery site. It is aimed at streamlining a developer's ability to publish EHR apps and for providers to discover, compare and test them. Boston Children's will also conduct market research to learn what providers need to compare FHIR-enabled applications. Post