Leveraging APIs to drive better patient outcomes

February 27 2019

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Real-time blood pressure syncing

At MuleSoft’s booth on the 2019 HIMSS exhibit floor, Bits in Glass showcased real-time syncing of blood pressure data between medical devices.

How IT can reshape patient care

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Imagine having the ability to detect cancerous tissue within 10 seconds via a pen-shaped device, or the ability to receive an organ donation on-demand via a 3D printer. These scenarios are becoming a reality, as the frontend of healthcare technology brims with possibility.

A 360-degree view of the patient can mean the difference between life and death

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A recent study from Johns Hopkins University examined the top causes of death in the U.S. What did researchers determine is the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S.? Is it cancer, heart disease? No — it is medical errors.

It is estimated that over 250,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors––from surgical mix-ups and paperwork errors to inaccurate doses and sudden infections.

How Mount Sinai Health System is redefining healthcare delivery using MuleSoft

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Mount Sinai is one of the oldest integrated healthcare systems in the U.S., with 7 hospitals, 1 medical school, 15 institutes, and over 40,000 employees, physicians, and residents.

Like other healthcare systems, Mount Sinai is impacted by a number of disruptive factors––from increasing demand for services because of aging populations to declining funds due to compressed budgets.

HowTo – Handle HL7 Messages with Anypoint Platform

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At MuleSoft, we work with a number of hospitals, healthcare systems, insurers, and other healthcare organizations. These organizations use different computer systems–from billing and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to laboratory and pharmaceutical management systems. A common and critical use case that we come across is how we can enable these organizations and their partners to seamlessly exchange data with one another across different systems. 
 

How Interoperability Enables Innovation for Hospitals and Health Systems

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I’m proud to be part of a company that works with leading hospitals including UCSF, Mount Sinai, and many others who are on the forefront of innovation in healthcare. But at its core, while some hospitals have embraced transformation, most remain stuck in the past, and here’s why.

Could Reducing IT Costs Make Drug Prices Drop?

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Drug prices for Americans under 65 are projected to rise more than 11% in 2017. For consumers and health insurance companies, this is a real challenge as prescription drugs account for 10% of all healthcare spending in the United States. In an increasingly competitive landscape, where consumers can compare and choose cheaper drugs and where insurers want to pay less, pharmaceutical companies are feeling pressure to drive down costs.

IT is at the center of many initiatives designed to reduce the cost of developing and bringing new drugs to market,

Solving Healthcare’s Cloud Challenges

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In our most recent Connectivity Benchmark Report, we surveyed over 951 IT decision makers (ITDMs), and approximately 90% of healthcare IT leaders ranked the adoption of cloud technologies as an “important,” “very important,” or “extremely important” priority for 2017. Why is this so important to the healthcare industry? The typical drivers for cloud adoption (cost savings, better application scalability) are a factor, but there are also industry-specific drivers that have created a sense of urgency around healthcare organizations moving to the cloud.

Digital Transformation: It’s not a question of “If”, but “How?”

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Market, technology and legislative trends have created digital transformation needs across industry verticals. The mandate for digital transformation is clear – the question that IT leaders must answer is not “If“, but “How?

At MuleSoft, we believe that connectivity is a core to answering that question. True transformation comes not from the implementation of any single technology – not from SaaS, Mobile, IoT or Big Data in and of itself – but rather from bringing multiple technologies together to create truly distinctive and compelling customer experiences.

Webinar: To the Cloud and Beyond: How Anypoint Platform Serves as a Cloud Enabler in Healthcare

Webinar- To the Cloud and Beyond- How Anypoint Platform Serves as a Cloud Enabler in Healthcare

This webinar is now available to watch on-demand.

Health organizations are adopting cloud technology at an ever-accelerating speed. Health organizations spent $3.73 billion on cloud technology in 2015, and that number is expected to increase to $9.5 billion in 2020. According to HIMSS Analytics, healthcare organizations are using cloud apps to exchange healthcare information, provide patient empowerment tools, and provide back office functions like email and Office 365.