Since 2015, the U.S. government has put in regulations to increase interoperability in healthcare ecosystems with standardized APIs at its core, to achieve:
- Better outcomes for patients,
- Lower costs and
- Increase operational efficiencies.
Standardized APIs also open new revenue streams.
The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), standardizes APIs and it is estimated that APIs are used by 80% of U.S. hospitals and clinicians, but in few of the many possible use cases. Successive regulation over the next two years will push for the wider use of the FHIR APIs.
Torry Harris has helped clients in many sectors implement APIs to get the full value from data exchange and interoperability. The Interoperability Kit for Digital Healthcare Data Exchange simplifies and accelerates health organizations’ adoption of FHIR-compliant APIs.
What our clients and analysts are saying…
Our approach and tools
FHIR is about being competitive, not compliant
Adopting FHIR-compliant APIs is not only about complying with regulation of working with certain partners, it is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get ahead of your competition. Health organizations of all kinds and sizes should regard their adoption as game changers – from delivering greater operational efficiencies, to reducing costs, better patient outcomes and new monetization options.
THIS can help you shape:
- clearly defined business outcomes and how FHIR-compliant APIs can be leveraged to deliver them
- use API-enabled integration to improve patients’ experience and empower employees, one of FHIR’s central goals is ease of use.
- the API-enabled integration helps organizations meet today’s needs and provides flexibility to accommodate the changing ecosystem, market, operational and business conditions
- a mature governance framework ensures that compliant APIs and the way they are implemented is consistent.
- a range of proven, specialist API tools in THIS’ expert hands can considerably shorten customers’ time-to-benefit, across the whole API lifecycle.
RepoProTM is a central enterprise repository tool to simplify storage and track assets, which provides dynamic visualization of relationships between assets. This enables project and program managers to plan better by foreseeing dependencies while solution designers can derive meaningful information about policies and metadata with ease.
RepoProTM – see above.
DOC Vision supports the creation of multipage API documentation, which is a critical step in the lifecycle.
API Development, API Testing, API Management
AutoStub® can speed up API development by up to 20% as it can reduce build time by designing, prototyping, documenting and testing APIs using a functional mock that allows developers to work with APIs before they are fully implemented.
Deplomatic can reduce governance costs by 35% as an API-first, integration-friendly tool for quickly creating and maintaining cloud native data environments that run on containers. It and ensures deployments are less error-prone and more repeatable.
AutomatonTM can reduce test effort by 30% as multiple award-winning, no-code tool that automates testing of data interfaces, APIs, user interface components and all the other elements of an application. Users can run tests without coding knowledge.
DigitMarketTM API Manager is a complete package to help manage APIs and turn them into competitive business and operational assets that can be monetized.
IoT Glue® is a mobile-enabled IoT integration platform is API-driven and helps build IoT ecosystems faster and allows enterprises to monetize IoT investments by gluing disparate entities together.
MySandbox is a platform accelerates the onboarding of applications on a continuous delivery pipeline, thereby shortening implementation times.
DigitMarketTM Marketplace has won awards in recognition of its ease and efficiency in enabling customers to build B2B, B2C and B2B2X digital ecosystems quickly – within days. Enterprises can rapidly offer their core assets in an as-a-service model to the participants in their marketplace or ecosystem.