Open systems: the leading platform for collaboration

Open systems is a connected ecosystem and innovation platform that drives collaborative third-party relationships and open technologies that are focused on advancing innovation in healthcare.

Open systems related offerings

Open developer experience (code) program Join the open developer experience movement

Apply to become a member of our code developer program, which provides transparent policies and processes to help app developers expand into new markets and identify a path to commercialization while lowering the traditional barriers to achieving smooth onboarding experiences with clients.

Oracle Health FHIR APIs Collaborate to access data

Oracle Health FHIR APIs allow organizations to purchase provider apps from our app gallery and build custom apps to fulfill niche needs. Apps can be built internally by your organization or by any app company that is part of the code developer program.

Oracle Healthcare Data Repository Make data interoperable, accessible, and reusable

Oracle Healthcare Data Repository (HDR) helps you effectively integrate, manage, deliver, and display information to improve the planning, provisioning, and financing of care. HDR is the foundation of a healthcare information exchange platform.

Oracle Healthcare Foundation Data insights for healthcare solutions

Oracle Healthcare Foundation is a unified healthcare analytics platform that helps you simplify and support the unification and warehousing of data for use in clinical, financial, administrative, and omics reporting modules.

Learn more about Oracle Healthcare Foundation

Open systems frequently asked questions

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    • What are the open platforms?

      Our unified health network architecture has three unique open and interoperable platforms—each built for specific purposes and embedded with intelligence—and is extensible. Our platforms are designed to provide great value when used together, yet each platform is also adaptable and can connect with different systems.

      • Our EHR is our comprehensive electronic health record platform for clinical, operational, and financial transactions. It’s highly adaptable and interoperable to serve a number of business strategies based on the needs of our clients.
      • Oracle Population Health Platform is a source-agnostic data and insights platform that connects and transforms data from any EHR and a wide span of sources—both clinical and nonclinical—to enable meaningful actions and outcomes.
      • Oracle Health CareAware Platform facilitates bidirectional medical device connectivity, communications, and operations at scale. CareAware Platform harnesses the expectations of the internet of medical things (IoMT) by enabling interoperability between medical devices, healthcare applications, and any EHR.
    • What are the benefits of Oracle Health FHIR APIs?

      Oracle Health FHIR APIs spur API integration, innovation, and collaboration among a broader community of developers, enabling the creation of new technology that unlocks opportunities to advance healthcare. These APIs are cloud-based to allow the rapid, agile deployment of future updates or enhancements. It also simplifies implementation because the ontology mapping process is centralized, which can reduce additional resourcing pressure.

      • Oracle Health FHIR APIs create the ability for your organization to purchase provider apps that are available in our app gallery. They also enable innovative organizations to build custom apps that fulfill edge needs. Apps can be built internally by your organization or by any app company that is part of the code developer experience program. Please reference our documentation for information on available FHIR resources.
      • Oracle Health FHIR APIs for Oracle Population Health Platform allow access to population health concepts using RESTful APIs. These APIs are meant to be used by other systems and applications in a business-to-business context. Learn more about Oracle Health FHIR APIs for Oracle Population Health Platform.

      * FHIR is the registered trademark of HL7 and is used with the permission of HL7

    • How does Lights On Network help me understand the performance of Oracle Health FHIR APIs?

      Our industry-leading EHR analytics solution, Lights On Network, provides data-driven analysis to help you understand the adoption and performance of Oracle Health FHIR APIs once you have implemented them.

      Analyze near real-time data to gain insights into adoption rates, the number of unique users, and the performance of each app so you have the supporting facts and quantitative data to make the best decisions.

    • How can we get trained on building apps with Oracle Health FHIR APIs?

      If your organization is interested in building apps to meet niche workflow needs, we can help get your developers and IT team up to speed on building with Oracle Health FHIR APIs. We offer a three-day introductory training program that will help your team learn the necessary skills to build on our EHR platform. The training offers education and hands-on exercises to help your team learn how to retrieve data with FHIR APIs, build a SMART app, and secure the app. By the time they have completed training, your developers will be able to build a simple app in our EHR sandbox.

      We can bring the training to your facility. The ideal class size is five people or fewer. Contact us to learn more about Oracle Health FHIR APIs.

    • What is open developer experience (code)?

      Oracle Health has opened our technology platforms to a broad group of third-party and client innovators who are advancing digital healthcare. Innovators can take advantage of open developer experience to access the sandbox, developer tools, and resources to start building apps on top of our open systems. If you are a client innovator, we invite you to collaborate with us.

      Once an innovator meets the prerequisites for app development, they may apply to become a member of the code developer experience program. The program creates opportunities for innovators to expand into new markets and strives to lower many of the traditional barriers to achieving smooth onboarding experiences with clients. The program is designed to provide transparent, predictable policies and processes to identify a path to commercialization. Learn more about how to join our code developer experience program.

    • How are apps validated?

      By balancing security, quality, and workflow design with speed of innovation, the code developer experience program is able to offer secure and scalable apps. Before an app can be integrated into a workflow, it must first pass the validation process, ensuring that

      • Apps are production ready
      • Apps integrate well with the data set provided by the APIs
      • Apps fit within the electronic medical record workflow
      • Apps are documented for support and implementation

      The validation process has four main areas of focus—security, functionality, user experience, and operations. This process will vary based on the complexity of your application, the number of issues identified in the process, and the responsiveness of the developers. The goal is to ensure the app can be integrated quickly and easily into client domains and works consistently.

    • What strategic vendors are part of Oracle Health Acute Case Management?

      For utilization management, clients can choose to use either InterQual or MCG Health medical review guidelines within Acute Case Management. Medical Review guidelines are not sold on paper. Clients will need a separate license with InterQual or MCG Health prior to embedding content and launching the third-party applications within Acute Case Management.

      For care transition planning, Acute Case Management has invested in embedding naviHealth's nH Discharge and Ensocare Transition to support care transitions for patients discharged from acute care and needing post-acute care placement and services. resells the post-acute care transitions (naviHealth's nH Discharge) and post-acute referrals (Ensocare Transition) solution integration, and support.

    • What are the ONC information blocking rules?

      The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) delivered their highly anticipated final rule on provisions of the Cures Act that support the interoperability of electronic health information for patients, providers, and others. In addition to a focus on health information technology (HIT) certification and interoperability in healthcare, the rule promotes the end of information blocking—a practice in which the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information is restricted inappropriately.

      We fully support the open and appropriate flow of electronic health information in order to create a seamless and connected world where everyone thrives. We champion a level playing field where information is used, accessed, and exchanged on a nondiscriminatory and interoperable basis.

    • Is Meaningful Use over?

      In the Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for the 2019 federal fiscal year, CMS changed the name of the EHR Incentive Program/Meaningful Use to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program, applicable to both Medicare and Medicaid. That name change is tied to a shift in the program, which is moving away from incentives for EHR use and refocusing on interoperability.

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