Health care API adoption is slowed by security concerns and skills gap


George Lawton

APIs may be the cornerstone of a digital transformation strategy, but the health care industry has not really benefited from widespread API adoption because of concerns over interoperability, patient data exchange, and infrastructure challenges, according to a new study.

While 9 in 10 health care executives said APIs were important or mission-critical, only 24% of leading organizations currently use APIs, according to the study from Change Healthcare and Engine Group. One reason many health care organizations are not using APIs may be because the main driver for adoption has been regulatory compliance, Change Healthcare VP Gautam Shah told VentureBeat. In contrast, the primary driver...

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