Hospitals and healthcare providers are reaping the many benefits of moving to electronic healthcare records (EHRs). Costs are lowered, errors are reduced, care is improved, systems are centralized and documents are more accessible and traceable for both patients and staff.


Create and manipulate PDF with ease

In 2014, 97% of hospitals used some sort of EHR system. Due to its ubiquity, stability, and ease of viewing and sharing PDFs are the chosen format for the vast majority of these records.

The benefits of digital records fall apart when they cannot be easily edited or manipulated. Over 38% of healthcare knowledge workers default to printing when they need to review a PDF, and almost a third still enter forms manually. It is vital for hospital productivity that PDFs can be just as easily generated, edited, and annotated as paper or Word documents.


Share and store digital documents securely

Healthcare faces unique challenges in document management due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) regulations with non-compliance running the risk of expensive fines costing tens of thousands of dollars per violation. Security and reliable encryption is paramount when sharing or archiving medical records.

Meaningful Use regulations bring even more increased challenges and requirements. A core requirement is to “Provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information (including diagnostic test results, problem list, medication lists, medication allergies), upon request.”, cementing the need for secure, encrypted external document sharing. Fines for non-compliance are high, 1% of Medicare reimbursement per year of non-compliance from 2015.


Build applications to handle millions of digital documents

Building applications that create, store and manipulate not just a few, but millions of documents –  on average inpatient treatments accumulate about 50 to 80 documents per case – requires world class infrastructure and processing power.

The unique needs of each hospital, company, and sector are too complex for off-the-shelf solutions, and require a robust SDK to develop PDF apps in-house. PDF SDKs allow automation of error-prone and time consuming steps in workflows, such as importing patient information and signing off documents.

Additionally, developer tools bundled into PDF SDKs allow even more steps to be automated with API integration. Automatically extracting data from patient intake forms, to populating databases, to sending the right information to the right people to be signed off – less time is lost during administration.



Foxit PDF SDK is the gold standard for enterprise-class applications, whether cloud, mobile, web, or desktop-based. Chosen by Google to be the underpinning technology for their open-source PDF engine, and trusted by major healthcare providers and life sciences companies, it arms developers with the tools to improve patient engagement and ensure compliance.


  • Optimized for enterprise

Our product is optimized for enterprise class applications and dealing with vast quantities of documents. World-class processing power allows for complex apps manipulating and rendering the millions of PDFs generated annually within a hospital without the performance problems that typically plague large applications.

  • Built-in tools for HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA enforces stringent regulations regarding patient data privacy and security. Our SDK comes with several built-in PDF libraries providing developers with all the tools needed to easily deliver HIPAA compliant PDF applications, vastly reducing the risk of expensive non-compliance fines.

  • Trusted by major healthcare providers

Major healthcare and life science companies such as Pfizer, Sutter Health, and Genesis HealthCare already use Foxit PDF SDK to develop their applications.

  • All-in-one solution

Foxit PDF SDK is a single solution for everything application developers need to manipulate PDFs, simplifying costing and vendor contracts. Capabilities include:

    • Document management and auto-edit functions, such as text editing, printing, text manipulation, search, and search and replace
    • Singular and bulk application of stamps, watermarks, and annotations.
    • Document signing with handwritten PSI signatures
    • Programmatic modification of metadata and properties
  • Developer support at every step

More than just a software development kit, Foxit offer comprehensive developer support at every step – from installation, to troubleshooting, to advice. Demos and sample code are provided to help developers hit the ground running.

Key facts

  • Optimized for enterprise
  • Built-in tools for HIPAA Compliance
  • Trusted by major healthcare providers
  • All-in-one solution
  • Developer support at every step