FHIR Mandates Are an Opportunity to Transform Patient Experiences Through a Consistent API Strategy
Application programming interfaces, or APIs, at their technical core, are essentially a definition of an access point to a function or service.
They allow developers to create applications by accessing data and features of other applications, services, or operating systems.
A patient is a patient is a patient. Whether it’s inpatient care systems or on the administrative back-end, it is extremely helpful to have the same representation of that data throughout.
You don’t want the business administration set of your APIs to have one definition and then use a completely different language in the clinical setting.
Choosing to build on FHIR helps to standardize code and builds a resource framework for abstracting development teams away from the complexity of their specific backend systems so that every resource would have the same model in an API.
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