Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, an interoperability-focused group with more than 500 member organizations worldwide, has released for public comment a guide to implementing access to health records by mobile devices.
The guide, Mobile Access to Health Documents, can be used to develop communications links between provider electronic health-record systems and home health and mobile personal health monitoring devices, patient kiosks in hospital registration departments, personal health-record systems, applications used to access and submit patient medical histories and measurement devices that access patient histories from an EHR or a health information exchange, according to a news release.
The guide describes a simplified application programming interface, or API, to access health records, according to the news release, and uses a "REST," or representational state transfer, Web-based architectural framework.
"Mobile health is a rapidly emerging market, with a strong demand for health data access," John Moehrke of GE Healthcare said in the release. "We are really looking forward to industry feedback on this profile."