A user-friendly API platform for advanced healthcare data exchange.

Tech Brief

Accessing medical data has evolved dramatically over the last 10 years. First, there were fax machines, then integration engines, followed by portal log-ins. Particle is different in that with one contract and one API, customers can access FHIR data across the entire US through the 50k organizations Particle has access to today. By submitting a person’s name, DoB, address, and phone number, Particle has an 88% success rate in finding, on average, >100 records per patient. Unlike other players in the marketplace, Particle also breaks this data into discrete, normalized FHIR resources. It's never been easier to connect to the U.S. health system. The company believes the future of healthcare is in the hands of innovative disruptors. These are the folks that may have built successful companies in finance, real estate, or other industries. Particle’s superpower is its relentless focus on creating a product that is as simple to use as possible. It provides a place for these innovators to connect to the U.S. health system in just days, with a single contract, allowing them to focus on building the next big thing.

Problem Tech Solves

Not every healthcare provider group, health system, or health institution has the ability to build APIs. Particle Health has developed integrations and a single, comprehensive API that enables a modern, seamless data experience for healthcare companies. They create intuitive experiences for developers, build scalable infrastructure products teams love and collaborate with innovative leaders to launch data-driven healthcare solutions. With this approach, Particle empowers health professionals to use patient data to inform better treatment and deliver more effective care. Its platform works between FHIR and C-CDA data formats to electronically share medical records and can customize its solution to implement either format. As a result, providers can retrieve complete medical records in just a few clicks without having to fax. Pharmacy can overhaul antiquated medication supply chain systems with sleek experiences that run like clockwork. And virtual-first care providers can create purpose-built environments for teletherapy, chronic care management, and more. Particle also supports the 21st Century Cures Act as its technology infrastructure makes data sharing compliant and possible. On October 16, 2022, all electronic health information must be made available to patients, or institutions will be fined. After this date, any electronic patient health information must be made shareable - not just USCDI v1 elements. This expansive rule includes billing records and claims information. Particle is already supporting its customers by allowing them to share medical information in an easy and standardized way.


Particle Health has not completed any specific economic and clinical ROI studies. However, research has found that patients consistently express interest in access to their personal health information (PHI); this comprehensive clinical data can be used to inform personalized treatment guidelines. An Open Notes study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients frequently chose to access their medical visit notes. The study shared that a large majority of patients reported clinically relevant benefits and minimal concerns. At the end of the experimental period, 99% of patients wanted open notes to continue, and no doctor elected to stop. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23027317/) Sharing PHI is often a slow and dated process. Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry confirmed that dental providers typically fax patient data and that the faxed information arrived in seven to 10 days, although in the study, 30% of requests took even longer. The results highlight the challenges facilities experience, such as requiring multiple attempts to contact medical providers and the incompleteness of information shared. (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fdgth.2022.838538/full) Finally, a retrospective analysis of over 75,000 heart failure patients identified dozens of variables that were independently predictive of subsequent outcomes, highlighting how data-driven profiles can “enable better identification of patients in need of follow‐up” and “avoid unjustified inequalities in referrals”. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8934918/) This is just a sampling of research that validates the need for sharing PHI at scale. This practice not only saves healthcare providers time and money; it also ensures patients receive efficient care.