Updated SMART App Gallery for healthcare providers and app developers to be unveiled at HIMSS 2017


Updated SMART App Gallery for healthcare providers and app developers to be unveiled at HIMSS 2017 

Launch embodies SMART Health IT Project’s vision for health IT interoperability and the creation of a competitive market for connected healthcare apps 

The SMART Health IT team – of the Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children's Hospital – will join with Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to demonstrate the key features of the SMART App Gallery (https://apps.smarthealthit.org), highlight the enhancements in the new beta release, and provide insights about the healthcare app ecosystem at this year’s 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, held in Orlando, Florida, by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This launch event and demonstration will take place Monday, February 20, at 3:00pm at the Federal Health IT Pavilion Stage (booth #230).

In June 2016, ONC awarded SMART Health IT (http://smarthealthit.org) the Discovery Infrastructure for Clinical Health IT Apps Cooperative Agreement to support the enhancement of the SMART App Gallery. The SMART App Gallery is a resource where app developers can easily share apps that use the Health Level 7 – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) and the open, free, and widely adopted SMART application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect to clinical systems, and healthcare providers can discover and compare these apps. Multiple EHR vendors have built SMART APIs into their products through the Argonaut collaborative, and the new version of the gallery will become the official app directory of the HL7 FHIR foundation. 

As part of the project, SMART Health IT commissioned KLAS Research to speak with clinical leaders at nearly 50 healthcare organizations about how they select and use clinical apps today, what they would like to see in the future, and the concerns they have around adopting apps. This information guided development of the SMART App Gallery and has been compiled into a newly released report, titled “Connected Apps in Healthcare 2017: A Look at Trends and Provider Attitudes in a Growing Market” and available at http://smarthealthit.org/apps-report.

WHAT: SMART App Gallery v2 Launch  WHO: Healthcare IT administrators, healthcare practitioners, healthcare app developers WHERE: HIMSS 2017, Orange County Convention Center, Federal Health IT Pavilion Stage, Exhibit Hall Booth 230  WHEN: Monday, February 20, 2017, 3:00-3:30pm

For more information or to speak with a member of the SMART Health IT Project at/in advance of HIMSS, please contact Keri Stedman at keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-919-3110.