Epic Systems, which sells software for managing health records that is used to care for 190 million patients around the world, has introduced a new program that the company says will help outside healthcare software developers integrate their digital tools with Epic’s.

The program, called App Orchard, aims to make it simpler for developers to connect to customers of Verona, WI-based Epic—most of which are networks of hospitals and clinics—and to each other, says Epic senior vice president Sumit Rana. App Orchard consists of application programming interfaces (APIs), which serve as bridges between Epic tools and other software products; documentation on writing and testing code; technical support from the company; and invitations to participate in developer conferences and hackathons. Read the full story here.