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Epic to launch website for suppliers to share interoperability

Epic, the electronic health record supplier, has shared plans to launch a website where health tech suppliers can self-report interoperability.

Suppliers will be able to list their innovation and report if they have achieved successful data exchange with Epic. It is open to any tech vendor with an aim for the online directory to provide a place where the health tech market can see information on how suppliers connect with the electronic health record.

The Connection Hub website will open in January 2023, with Epic also announcing that its App Market will ‘undergo renovations’ and relaunch next year.

Epic said: “Connection Hub represents another step in Epic’s ongoing support of open standards. In 2014, Epic launched its first wave of standard-based APIs through open.epic. Today, Epic maintains a portfolio of 450 FHIR APIs across 55 Resources including the latest R4 version, one of the largest FHIR API portfolios provided by a major EHR developer.”

Sumit Rana, Epic’s SVP of R&D, added: “Connection Hub expedites vendors’ ability to show Epic customers that their apps can exchange data with Epic.”

Last month HTN reported on the news of the company joining with the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) supplier partnership scheme. The move is said to support PRSB’s drive towards international standards and interoperability and to support PRSB to work with trusts using Epic to understand which standards are most important to them.