Partners, Persistent Systems to build open source, FHIR-based platform for sharing clinical info

The jointly developed software will enable healthcare organizations to add clinical decision support applications into clinicians workflow, executives say.
By Tom Sullivan
09:25 AM
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Partners, Persistent Systems to build open source, FHIR-based platform for sharing clinical info

Partners HealthCare has joined forces with Persistent Systems to build an open source platform for sharing clinical knowledge among healthcare providers, the companies announced on Tuesday morning.

Partners clinicians and researchers will work with Persistent’s product engineers to harness FHIR, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, in jointly building the platform.

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“The co-development of this platform should yield a new set of tools that integrates applications directly into the clinical workflow — ultimately improving patient care,” Anne Klibanski, MD, chief academic officer at Partners HealthCare, said in a statement.

Persistent President Sudhir Kulkarni said that the partnership also brings continuous digital transformation opportunities to healthcare organizations.

Partners’ Personalized Medicine Executive Director of IT Sandy Aronson added that the companies will also work to extend the platform’s benefits to other hospitals and healthcare organizations.

“Advances in clinical analytics and machine learning have the potential to drive medical discovery at a pace never seen before but we currently lack the ability to efficiently place resulting breakthroughs in the hands of clinicians,” Aronson said.

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