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If there is one thing that recent events — and the debate over American healthcare — has taught us, it’s that the healthcare industry has to be ready for a change. At a recent event, Jeff Elton, the managing director of Accenture, pointed out that “People are no longer patients. People are consumers of healthcare. As such, the healthcare ecosystem must evolve to support this shift in consumerism, the increased patient data that is available, the IoT, electronic medical records (EMRs), shifts in politics, and most importantly, the transformation to outcome based care.”

With so much changing in the healthcare industry — everything from the business model to the technology used in treatments to even the way patients think about taking care of their health — there is a powerful intersection between healthcare and technology that has all kinds of implications for providers and patients. Patients expect the same delivery systems of goods and services that they get from Amazon and Uber, and providers want to harness the power of technology to improve outcomes, take better care of patients, and put themselves in a competitively advantageous position in the marketplace. In short, the need to adopt (and adapt to) to technologies like cloud computing, big data, IoT, and mobile – has never been greater.

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But to make those technologies applicable to patients in both clinical and consumer settings, data from EHRs must be unlocked using APIs. Relevant APIs can be used to simultaneously increase IT agility and improve data security. Furthermore, APIs and API management serve as a core enabler for development on the SMART on FHIR platform, which promises to improve clinical care, research, and public health by supporting application interoperability.

In an upcoming webinar, “Unlocking the EHR with APIs: A SMART on FHIR Case Study,” Jonathan Ben-Hamou, an Enterprise Systems Architect at the ICOE Group, will demonstrate how APIs can serve as a key enabler for EHR connectivity initiatives. He will also do a live demo showcasing how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can be used to develop a SMART on FHIR clinical application. Webinar attendees will learn about the impact upcoming legislative changes may have on health IT, and how APIs can insulate healthcare organizations from potential disruption. Webinar participants will also get an in-depth look at how to build and manage APIs, improving both data security and IT agility. And they will also get a demo of how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform enables the development and adoption of SMART on FHIR clinical applications.

APIs increasingly are keys to the future of healthcare, both from a patient and a provider perspective. Register today to learn how they could help your organization.

Webinar Date: Thursday, January 26, 2016

Time: 08:00 am – 09:00 am PST

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