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Myth Buster: EHRs are Built off a Common API

MYTH: EHRs are built off a common API. 
FACT: EHRs are built using a number of different applications owned by different vendors each using its own proprietary API. 
Healthcare providers around the country use different Electronic Health Records (EHR) applications created and owned by a number of different vendors. Each of these applications stores and disseminates health information differently, and in order to exchange information between different healthcare systems in a meaningful way, these applications need to be interoperable. To learn more about the interoperability of APIs, read our Myth Buster below. 

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