The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) are aiming to transform how healthcare organizations approach clinical interoperability. With recently updated rules that activate elements of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, along with continued work on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) standard, the federal government is pushing providers, payers, and healthcare IT vendors to eliminate data-sharing barriers and improve the fluidity of information exchange.
Change Healthcare’s APIs are key to this interoperability evolution, and essential to helping organizations meet rising consumer expectations and to facilitating the transition to value-based care.
1 Cloud Elements: The State of API Integration Report 2020: pg. 14
of organizations report API integration is critical to business strategy.1
While APIs are well-established in healthcare and help organizations address challenges related to data transfer and solution development, a new approach is needed to drive faster innovation. By thinking of APIs as products that solve problems vs. merely serving niche data transfer functions, developers can leverage their capabilities and patterns to more quickly create scalable, multifunctional solutions. Such productized APIs also enable a more responsive feedback cycle, so developers can readily iterate across experiences and workflows.
Advancing the API-as-a-Product model, Change Healthcare offers the API & Services Connection™ –– a destination for healthcare innovators to immerse themselves in concept, interact with developers, and explore our portfolio of API products that power solutions for all parts of the patient-provider-payer interaction.
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