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

Web Services Standards

Web Services are a standardized way of integrating applications over the internet. The two most common standards for web services are Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST).

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

The SOAP web services standard permits arbitrary complex business operations to be accessed over the internet. It is more complicated to implement than REST, but it can handle more difficult operations and is useful if more flexibility is required. 

Representational State Transfer (REST)

REST is used to send and retrieve individual units of data, or objects, over the internet. It doesn’t handle complex operations, but it is lightweight and fast – useful in cases where bandwidth or processing power is limited. Most mobile applications, such as iPad apps, use REST. 

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