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What is a Headless EHR?

May 11, 2023

zapEHR is a headless Electronic Health Record (EHR) that provides programmable access to medical data. Unlike traditional EHRs, which come with a predefined user interface and limited customization options, zapEHR allows organizations to design and build their entire system according to their unique needs.

With zapEHR, you have full control over which features to include and can prioritize development based on your organization's growth. This flexibility is a significant advantage over traditional EHRs, which often come with a multitude of features that can make the system bulky and difficult to use. Additionally, zapEHR is built with FHIR, a standard in healthcare interoperability, ensuring seamless integration with other systems.

One of the key benefits of using a headless EHR like zapEHR is cost-effectiveness. While the upfront cost of building a customized EHR may be higher, the long-term costs are significantly lower than those associated with traditional EHRs. zapEHR offers usage-based pricing, no minimums, and a free tier, allowing you to switch to another EHR if you are unsatisfied without the constraints of yearly contracts…

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Mordechai Raskas
Mordechai Raskas

Chief Medical Information Officer at PM Pediatric Care