From detailed guides to online courses – resources are available to provide you with the knowledge necessary to build and integrate EHR applications.

Enabling a Service-Oriented Approach for the EHR

Using a service-oriented architecture approach for the EHR allows the components to develop independently and organically. The only fixed elements of an interaction are the types of information exchanged and the rules that apply to the exchange between the EHR and the consuming system. For any service that is discovered through the service catalogue, anyone building software or designing solutions can expect consistent behaviour over a long period of time, regardless of technical changes at eHealth Ontario or any of its delivery partners. The Health Information Access Layer (HIAL) is the broker and mediator for these exchanges, ensuring that all parties abide by a common set of rules. 

Organizations and vendors will have access to a selection of components with predictable behaviours which can be used as building blocks for innovative solutions that support the health care community. 

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