API is key, says healthcare supplier

Akana, a provider of API Management, API security and Cloud Integration solutions, has a new Akana Healthcare Solution. The API-driven solution aims to help healthcare organizations move to being secure, digitally interoperable businesses. It leverages the Health Level Seven International Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7 FHIR) standard to enable broader business use of medical data. Akana developed the Healthcare Solution in response to healthcare businesses that want to increase electronic, multi-device access to health records while reducing operating costs and complying with government regulations.

“APIs are key to interoperable healthcare, and in general, to a healthcare organization’s success in this consumer-led, connected world,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of Akana. “APIs unlock the data that is hidden in the electronic health records (EHRs) and standards like HL7 FHIR give us a common language to communicate. Akana’s Digital Healthcare solution reduces integration and operating costs, improves healthcare outcomes and enable businesses to innovate and unleash digital healthcare.”