careMESH Launches Developer Portal and APIs for its
Reston, Va., March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — careMESH, a health technology company focused on establishing seamless communications with any provider nationwide, today announced the launch of a public sandbox for app developers to leverage its national SEARCH vendor directory. careMESH announced the directory in 2019, based entirely on the HL7® FHIR® R4 standard, and today hospitals, physician groups, payers and life insurance companies use the directory to find and contact professionals health across the country.
“When we launched careMESH, we needed an industry-leading vendor directory to facilitate communications with our customers, and we knew it had to be comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date,” said Patrick Narkinsky, Chief Architect by careMESH. “I evaluated all available options, such as the NPPES NPI Registry database, but unfortunately none were flexible, accurate, or comprehensive enough to support confidential healthcare communications. I have so did what any good developer would do: I built one.
Over two years in development, SEARCH uses mature reference data management processes to compile data from over 400 sources. It is used by nearly 200 customers, including the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange (DC HIE), Tampa General Hospital, and Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc., a Washington DC-based health plan. Since no two clients are the same, the SEARCH APIs are highly configurable, allowing clients to choose specific data sources, add their own, define the data items returned in the results research and choose their own ranking or weighting system.
“We’ve built both a single source of truth and what we call a Golden Record for every healthcare provider, organization and location in the country,” Narkinsky added. “Building on the FHIR R4 standard, we were able to build on the giants and provide a mature and well-defined data model covering the complex relationships between healthcare entities. Now, by opening our FHIR APIs to organizations for testing, we hope developers will get creative and leverage this architecture to solve the many problems facing healthcare. Finding and communicating with providers is key to coordinating patient care and our goal is for SEARCH to become the definitive resource for this data.
Developers can learn more about the careMESH National Vendor Directory, access the Developer Portal, and request an API key by visiting: www.caremesh.com/developers.
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