Driving Innovation in Health Systems through an Apps-Based Information Economy.

Citation:

Kenneth D Mandl, Joshua C Mandel, and Isaac S Kohane. 2015. “Driving Innovation in Health Systems through an Apps-Based Information Economy.” Cell Syst, 1, 1, Pp. 8-13.

Abstract:

Healthcare data will soon be accessible using standard, open software interfaces. Here, we describe how these interfaces could lead to improved healthcare by facilitating the development of software applications (apps) that can be shared across physicians, health care organizations, translational researchers, and patients. We provide recommendations for next steps and resources for the myriad stakeholders. If challenges related to efficacy, accuracy, utility, safety, privacy, and security can be met, this emerging apps model for health information technology will open up the point of care for innovation and connect patients at home to their healthcare data.