For enabling standard adherence through integration of standards in existing healthcare applications, each implementer/vendor requires to learn, design, and implement the integration layer in their respective applications. Readily available standard compliant open source tools / software APIs enables quick and easy integration with minimal changes required in the application. Such tools /APIs helps in reducing complexity, cost, time of integration for standard adherence. Software Development Kits (SDKs) for EHR standards helps vendors and implementers in rapid application development for standards compliance. Under this service, NRCeS offers -
- Free and open source standard enabled software tools.
- Free and open source SDKs for ease of implementing/ enabling standards within healthcare systems.
- Utilities, applications, sample codes, middleware components for demonstrating integration approaches.
- Tools for mapping, conversions, interoperability, etc. for use and quick adoption of EHR Standards.
Following are the readily available free and open source tools/ SDKs for standards compliance -