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TMS Software, LLC, developed this app for the Claris Community. It is a FileMaker solution that utilizies the athenahealth API to generate barcodes for container fields in FileMaker.
Athenahealth is an information technology company that provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps to access Electronic Medical Records. Healthcare companies such as doctors offices use Athenahealth's products as a secure database for managing healthcare information about patients through their cloud services, mostly accessed through web browsers. However, like all vertical solutions, it has boundaries and sometimes healthcare providers want some addition customization and Athenahealth provides this functionality through an Application Programming Interface (API). Their API is a RESTful state API that is supported by FileMaker's "Insert from URL" with cURL content calls. Through this functionality, you can further customize patient data with FileMaker.
This solution provides the secure connection and sample data calls to access Athenahealth API. It is a template that is an extension with sample data access meant to be utilized by developers in making custom data solutions that add functionality to the Athenahealth system. As an extension this is not meant to be a final product, only a functional example on how to access the data with the expectation that it would be used as part of a further developed FileMaker solution.
The case scenario that we worked on initially was a doctor's office that uses Athenahealth but wanted to design a custom patient intake screening decision tree for making appointments. This is just one example of adding a functionality that is possible but not part of the current Athenahealth features.
Making use of the Athenahealth will require getting credentials that you can obtain from their website. They have a testbed healthcare provider ID of 195900, but you will need a real healthcare provider account that is a current Athenhealth customer to make use of this API tool.
This is an extension meaning it is not designed to be a final solution. This is for you to use to copy, edit and incorporate the script into your own solution.
We hope this solution can assist you in your business process needs!
The solution was prepared as freeware released to the FileMaker community. TMS Software, LLC retains the rights to the code, but asks that if you make use of it, you give us appropriate credit. And if you need assistance in implementing this solution, our consulting services are available and you can contact us at www.tms.us or 877-709-7072.
This software was developed by Taylor Sharpe, FMCD, the President and owner of TMS Software, LLC, a FileMaker Business Alliance member and certified developer. He is also the Co-Chapter Coordinator of the FileMaker Pro Users Group of Dallas. You can contact Mr. Sharpe at Taylor@tms.us