With the March 2019 release of the Better Platform, Better by Marand brings FHIR APIs for greater interoperability. This feature is part of the Better Platform and enables automatic mapping of openEHR models to FHIR resources.
Better by Marand is part of the INTEROPen organisation that brings together individuals, the NHS, industry and other stakeholders to work together on accelerating the development of open standards in the health and care sector. In order to achieve this, members of the group commit to design, validation and demonstration of open standard APIs using real systems.
Under this commitment, with the March 2019 release of the Better Platform, Better by Marand brings FHIR APIs for greater interoperability. This feature is part of the Better Platform and enables automatic mapping of openEHR models to FHIR resources. In addition, the mapping service allows for mapping of further openEHR archetypes and templates by just annotating them without any additional programming.
The initial release will include support for the following profiles defined by the INTEROPen CareConnect: Allergy Intolerance, Medication, Medication Request, and Medication Dispense. Additional profiles will be released by mid-2019.
Boštjan Lah, Better by Marand CTO, stated that “the most significant benefit of this feature is that it really enables all users of the Better data platform to seamlessly interoperate with the NHS INTEROPen Care Connect FHIR profiles.”
About Better by Marand
Better by Marand is one of the leading healthcare IT solution and professional service providers collaborating with a variety of clients on the same goal – to set them up for the future. The future that moves towards open platforms and away from siloed solutions. The future where clinical teams can work with any digital solution provider without being tied to a particular vendor. In turn, storing data in an open, vendor-neutral format will incite vendors to innovate and create better solutions.
The core technological solution, the Better Platform, is well-aligned with this vision and is based on openEHR specifications. The OPENeP by Better product (a closed-loop medication management system) is built on top of the Better Platform and follows the same vision. Better by Marand is present on 3 continents and 15 markets, including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Italy, Slovenia.