API 101: An Introduction to APIs and How They Are Transforming Health IT

API 101: An Introduction to APIs and How They Are Transforming Health IT

API technology has transformed the digital economy and are now poised to do the same in health IT by solving one of the most critical challenges we face today: interoperability. Barriers to interoperability include unwieldy legacy systems, the silos of information created by electronic health records (EHRs), and the time, resources and money required for integration.


In this white paper, you will learn:

 

  • What APIs are and how they work
  • How APIs can solve for interoperability barriers in health IT
  • The advantages of using APIs compared to traditional integration methods
  • The potential API technology brings to health IT