Cerner, Duke Clinical Research Institute develop cardiac risk app

The Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, and Cerner partnered to develop a cardiac risk app that shares patient information with physicians about risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.

The two entities collaborated to develop the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator app. The app allows patients and doctors to discuss risks for heart disease and stroke. It also encourages shared decision-making between patients and physicians.

The app’s software was developed through the Cerner Open Developer Experience code, which gives the app access to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) through Cerner. According to a release, Cerner wrote, maintains and hosts the app under an open source license.

“We developed the app to be able to pull important patient health data across multiple EHR suppliers at different venues of care in order to get a full picture of how to improve that patient’s health,” Ann Marie Navar, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, said in the release. “Cerner’s open platform encourages collaboration, which will help advance the way care is delivered regardless of the specific platform people are using.”