To keep up with competition, Cerner expands app capabilities

Cerner is slowly working with outside developers to integrate third party apps and a suite of tools on its EHR platforms, according to Kansas City Business Journal.

Tate Gilchrist, senior business developer of open platform services for Cerner, runs a team with three main goals: make it easier for patients to view their medical data; allow clients to build apps for their own use; and allow third party developers to create add-on products for clients.

"We have come to the realization as a company that the pace we need to run to keep up with the demand from an IP perspective in the market is unsustainable," he told Kansas City Business Journal. "By opening up our system, we allow third parties and our clients themselves to fill in the holes."

Cerner has 45 applications that are currently being built by Cerner clients, 22 commercial app developers and several consumer-facing apps in the early stages, Mr. Gilchrist added.

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