Commure, a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare technology company, announced the launch of Commure Developer Platform that will allow developers to rapidly build and deploy healthcare applications. Built on open standards and fully FHIR®-compliant, the Commure Developer Platform is available today to health system in-house innovation teams and third-party developers alike.
Data Silos, Lack of Innovation in Healthcare
Few industries are as regulated and administratively complex as healthcare, resulting in a high barrier to entry for progressive technologies. While the 2009 HITECH Act transformed hospitals and doctors’ offices by mandating a conversion from paper to digital health records, the lack of focus on interoperability resulted in a system that runs on legacy software. Siloed data, high security, complex compliance requirements, and closed infrastructure uniquely challenge software developers building healthcare technology products.
“We believe that a big part of the problem with US healthcare today is the lack of innovation in everything outside of medicine itself, and especially the legacy software that runs America’s hospitals. Healthcare needs better software at its very core, starting with better software for doctors and eventually for everyone involved. The backbone of innovation in today’s world is digital and virtual: the twin forces that have transformed many sectors of our society, not always for the better, but always decisively,” said Eugene Kuznetsov, Commure’s co-founder, and CTO.
Innovative FHIR-Native Platform
Building on best practices and the HL7 FHIR standard supported by the U.S. government, as required by the 21 Century Cures Act, and major technology vendors, the Commure Developer Platform includes: an HL7 FHIR server designed on open principles; a detailed security framework, event service bus, API gateway, flexible data store, terminology services; and healthcare-specific UI components. The Platform allows developers to create applications and is fully managed and hosted by Commure.
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Commure is a platform as a service, with integrated FHIR data services and a powerful ecosystem, for running modern apps with HIPAA compliance. Key features of the Commure’s Developer platform’s architecture include:
– App-Centric Approach: The Commure developer experience is an app-centric approach for software delivery, integrated with today’s most popular developer tools and workflows.
– Innovate Quickly: Choose Commure for the same reasons disruptive startups do: it’s the best platform for building with modern architectures, innovating quickly, and scaling precisely to meet demand.
– Invest in Apps, Not Platform: Commure handles the hard stuff — interoperability, data, AAA security, ops, build systems, failovers, and more — so you can stay focused on building great apps.
Commure was hatched in the offices of and is backed by General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that has investments in the healthcare space including in companies like Livongo, Oscar, Color, and Mindstrong.
Commure is already live in several major health systems, allowing for a real-time production environment to release virtual and in-hospital applications.
“We empathize with doctors, nurses, patients and those who support the delivery of healthcare, who are increasingly demanding modern software solutions that enable better care,” said Brent Dover, Commure CEO. “We are working to minimize the challenges that have historically kept developers from innovating in this space. We measure our success by our ability to enable more developers to innovate successfully in healthcare, just as they have in other industries.”
Source: HIT Consultant