Embracing APIs and Building Capability

Embracing APIs and Building Capability

It’s no secret that interoperability in healthcare is an area for improvement. Long plagued by inability to integrate information, patients and care providers have become frustrated with inadequate communication. Other industries have seen profit from modern application programming interface (API) integration – driven by internet technologies like cloud applications and mobile web capabilities. Now healthcare has an opportunity to embrace the same practices. In the transition to value-based care with emphasis on population health management and care coordination, open extensible API frameworks are paramount for agile innovations, driving down integration costs, and unlocking data assets.

This presentation will discuss healthcare’s current challenges with interoperability, examples of APIs to build capability within and between organizations, and achieving the best outcomes for patient care and value. In embracing these capabilities, we look to increase organization operations and drive sustainable and scalable innovation. Through dialogue, we will examine API growth models that incorporate features necessary both now and in the near future. Join us to learn more.
 
By: Will Morris, MD, Senior Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
 
Dr. William Morris is the Executive Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Dr. Morris has been a staff member of Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic since 2006. In his former role as Associate Chief Information Officer he had oversight of design, development, and deployment of all clinical IT systems and health IT innovations. Dr. Morris also continues to practice medicine, and in 2017 was elected to Board of Governors on which he currently serves.

Dr. Morris earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He also received his MBA in 2017 from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
 

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