Companies that solely focus on competition will die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.
Edward de Bono
This was clear when we collaborated with Telstra Health to enable interoperability of clinical documents to be exchanged between subscribers of the ReferralNet Secure Messaging platform and Argus platform.
Again today, Global Health is aiming to further bridge the gap in healthcare by opening the APIs for the benefit of customers, partners and vendors. To truly advance in digital healthcare vendors need to leverage software in a way that makes it as easy as possible for those you do business with to engage.
But what is an API? An API (Application Programming Interface), is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. In other words, an API is a messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you’re requesting it from and then delivers the response back to you. API’s were developed to capture business functionality for internal end-users to incorporate into applications and solutions.
To embrace the advancement in technology, we feel businesses need to open their APIs to external parties creating a seamless network and improving value transfer with clients, vendors/suppliers and partners. Below are just some of the benefits to be gained by opening and accessing APIs.