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The Canvas Medical Alternative

Affordable, customizable, and easy to implement.

zapEHR is an EHR development platform offering developers and builders all the APIs and infrastructure necessary to create next generation health tech.

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zapEHR vs Canvas

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PM Pediatric CarePacifyFlexTogetherAdvantia Health

Versus Today’s Monolithic EHR

Monolithic (Paleolithic) EHRs stifle innovation. They silo data. They kill integrations and interoperability. Clinicians and patients dislike them. And they are nearly impossible to improve. By design.

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zapEHR vs Canvas Medical

After reviewing other headless EHR platforms available in the market, we have identified the unique features that differentiate us from the competition. Learn what sets us apart:

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Headless EHR
Canvas Medical is an EHR solution that prioritizes medical billing and insurance, with a headless architecture.Initially, Canvas Medical was designed to handle practice management, focusing on the revenue cycle management (RCM) component to improve workflow and productivity. However, this approach falls short in providing a comprehensive EHR solution that addresses clinical and patient needs.
zapEHR is a 100% headless EHR. It has functionality for authentication, updating and reading health care information, and calling third-party APIs. It’s highly customizable structure allows practices to create workflows and templates that fit their specific needs. With its flexible API and developer tools, practices can easily build custom integrations and applications on top of their EHR system. This level of customization ensures that the system meets the unique needs of each practice and their patients.

An aspect that sets zapEHR apart is its "patient first" approach, which focuses on the patient journey and experience through their interactions with the providers and the practice.
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Scalability
Being restricted to their own EMR and products can limit the ability of Canvas Medical users to effectively scale their operations and adapt to changes in the healthcare industry.
The scalability of zapEHR is excellent, as it can effortlessly meet the needs of practices of any size, be it a small practice or one with several hundred providers. Furthermore, zapEHR integrates seamlessly with other third-party applications via FHIR, simplifying the sharing of information and streamlining clinical workflows.
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Transparent Pricing
Pricing is not readily available and can only be obtained by contacting the sales team.
With zapEHR, you only pay for what you use, and you'll always know how much it will cost in advance. Our usage-based pricing means there are no up-front costs, no annual contracts, no fixed monthly fees, and no hidden charges for integrations or API access. We keep pricing simple, transparent, and even offer a free tier.
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Customization
Canvas Medical's platform is limited in its customization options, which can make it difficult for healthcare practices to tailor the system to their specific needs. They’re restricted to their own EMR and products, preventing full customizability.
zapEHR offers extensive customization options, allowing healthcare practices to create workflows and templates that fit their unique needs. With its flexible API and developer tools, practices can easily build custom integrations and applications on top of their EHR system. This level of customization ensures that the system is tailored to the unique needs of each practice and their patients. By providing a highly customizable EHR system, zapEHR offers a more flexible and personalized experience.
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ZapEHR platform

It’s Your Data

Unsilo your data

Today’s EHRs are notorious data silos. Getting data out is hard, and programmatically getting data in is even harder. Integrations are often limited to HL7v2 feeds or daily SFTP file dumps.

zapEHR provides simple APIs to read and write every attribute of every object in the model. You’ll always have the option to “build your own” or pipe your data out to any other system.

ONC Certification* as a Service

Always compliant

Health-tech software is highly regulated. Multiple standards bodies govern complicated, overlapping criteria. Legislative and statutory mandates change regularly. Payers, states, and exchanges have their own requirements. ZapEHR does the heavy lifting to ensure your application maintains compliance in a shifting landscape.

FHIR for Thee but Not for Me

FHIR R4 and R5

The FHIR specification is a powerful interoperability tool helping disparate systems with proprietary data models talk to each other in a standardized format.

zapEHR provides a complete FHIR R4b and R5 APIs as native data models.

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Transparent pricing

No “talk to our enterprise sales team and become another victim of our price discrimination!” model here. zapEHR charges published fees for compute, storage, and bandwidth, just like AWS and Azure. You’ll pay only for what you use and you’ll know how much it costs in advance.

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Self onboarding, instant access

As developers, we know you want to try it first to see if it’s the real deal. No artificial barriers. Grab your license key and go. Need help? We’re here when you need us.

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Our new behavioral health intake application, built on zapEHR, allowed us to build a solution that is customized for our use including scheduling, insurance validation, and direct integration with our eClinicalWorks EHR.

Mordechai Raskas
Mordechai Raskas

Chief Medical Information Officer at PM Pediatric Care