Category: APIs in Healthcare

  • At-Home Testing is the Future, but Lab APIs are Stuck in the Past

    David Stein, CEO of Ash Wellness The rise of telemedicine and virtual care options have primed at-home testing to make a significant impact on the future of healthcare. 70% of today’s medical decisions depend on laboratory test results, but lagging lab APIs hinder the widespread launch of remote diagnostics.  Since the start of the COVID-19 […]

  • An Inside Look at Payer Compliance with CMS’ Patient Access API Rule

    John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs The healthcare industry is now closer than ever to its quest for true interoperable data exchange. July 1, 2021 was the enforcement date for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. The rule requires that all healthcare payer organizations participating in a CMS program allow members to download and share their data using API’s […]

  • Ribbon Health Raises $43.5M for Healthcare API Data Platform

    What You Should Know:  – Ribbon Health, an API data platform that powers high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient care decisions, announced a $43.5 million Series B investment led by General Catalyst and with participation from new and current investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), BoxGroup, Rock Health, and Sachin Jain.  – Ribbon plans to use this funding […]

  • Skyflow Secures $45M to Expand Health Data Privacy Vault – HLTH21

    What You Should Know:  – Skyflow, a Palo Alto, CA-based customer data privacy company, today announced a $45M Series B financing round led by Insight Partners. Additionally, existing investors Canvas Ventures and Foundation Capital as well as executives from Plaid and Coinbase Board Member Gokul Rajaram invested in the Series B. With this new investment, […]

  • Healthcare APIs: 3 Ways APIs Differ in Healthcare vs. Enterprise

    Anand Hirekatur, Engineering Leader at Innovaccer The recent enforcement of new rules to encourage the freer flow of healthcare data mainly through application programming interfaces (APIs) has jolted providers and payers into action to meet interoperability standards. However, the rush to comply with the new requirements and avoid penalties may blind them to the subtleties […]

  • Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

    Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7), with its new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for […]

  • Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report

    What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement new functionality, healthcare enterprises of all kinds are looking to […]