3 ways interoperability helps get more patients tested in the COVID-19 outbreak

This article was originally posted on the Salesforce blog.

COVID-19 has overwhelmed governments and healthcare resources around the world. This crisis underscores the importance of interoperability — the ability for clinical and non-clinical health IT systems to talk to each other, exchange data, and make use of key information. I’ve spent years advocating the importance of interoperability with CIOs across healthcare providers, payers, and government agencies.

How integration can future-proof IT for disruption

What do manufacturing companies, healthcare providers, and fast food retailers have in common? They all need to access data to deliver on mission-critical and time-sensitive initiatives. Manufacturing companies need ERP data to make sure that the supply chain is on track, for example to stock up retailers. Hospitals need EHR data to more effectively triage patient requests for medical testing. Restaurants are entering a new ecosystem of food delivery applications and connecting their backend systems to these apps for data,

How to survive disruption: an IT leader’s guide to business continuity

High availability (i.e., system redundancy) and disaster recovery (i.e., backup and restore) are common topics for IT leaders and practitioners. On the other hand, topics about business continuity might not have been a high priority a few months ago. Now, in a time of a major disruption, it’s all anyone can talk about.

6 companies leading change through crisis

With unprecedented circumstances comes unpredictable demand, changes in customer behavior, new ways of working, and the need to make a difference in whatever way possible. Organizations across industries are seeing this both for the short- and long-term. Healthcare systems are working to keep up with treating an influx of patients. Supply chains are experiencing an increased demand for essential goods. Retailers are shifting to digital over physical channels as purchasing patterns change. 

Partnering for success: Questions from our partners

The world is facing unprecedented challenges. My heart goes out to everyone affected by COVID-19, either directly or indirectly. Along with the rest of the MuleSoft and Salesforce, our top priority is and has always been to keep our partners, customers, employees, families, and communities as healthy and as safe as possible.

IT’s checklist: leading the business through crisis

In times of crisis, like this one, companies can face enormous disruption to their business and executives are pressured to make a series of tough decisions. Some may be tactical, designed to keep their business operational, while others may be more strategic to ensure the business thrives post-crisis. 

How one Muley protected dozens of healthcare workers with a 3D printer

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating various challenges for people all around the world. In order to get through this, communities need to come together and do what we can to help. In an effort to offer more personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers, I had the opportunity to print 3D protective face shields. These face shields add an extra layer of protection for health workers amid the spreading of the illness. 

5 best practices for engaging your virtual workforce

Staying connected and keeping your teams engaged is more important than ever as we navigate new challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic

Our MuleSoft/Salesforce executive teams recognized early on that in this time of crisis, it is critical to facilitate opportunities for employees to authentically connect with each other and prioritize wellness in order for them to continue producing great work. Here are five ways to keep employees virtually engaged, based on the MuleSoft marketing team’s month of work-from-home activities.

5 things you need to know about MuleSoft Training and Certification

Update April 10: During these challenging and uncertain times, we want to make sure you have the MuleSoft training you need to drive your organization’s digital transformation. To equip you with skills for the future, we’ll be hosting instructor lectures to accompany our free self-paced Development Fundamentals course. Lectures will run April 13 – May 29, 2020. Access this benefit by: 

  1. Registering for Development Fundamentals here.
  2. Enrolling in lectures here.

30 APIs to track COVID-19

This article was originally published on ProgrammableWeb.

APIs can’t help cure COVID-19, but they can be used by developers to collect data about the outbreak, track its spread, and even produce data visualizations. Over the past month, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the pandemic. Here are 30 APIs that let developers leverage the available data about the virus.