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Breaking down bulk APIs

How bulk APIs help solve critical healthcare challenges and what organizations need to do to support bulk APIs with the new requirements.

by Dick Flanigan | Rob Helton

Published on 3/31/2022
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In this episode, Dick Flanigan, senior vice president, Cerner, is joined by fellow associate Rob Helton, senior director of platform management. They discuss the upcoming bulk API requirement, stemming from the 2015 CEHRT Cures Update, on health systems as well as how this new functionality will help advance innovation in healthcare.

Notable quotes

“I think that's the biggest difference is that the EMR probably will no longer be a single product. It should be an ecosystem of products and we should encourage and help third parties be successful inside of that.” – Rob Helton

“APIs are incredibly important because they enable [third party] organizations to connect your health data to the medical record that your provider uses, or they allow you to see your latest lab results for you or your loved ones or can also help your doctor understand if you're taking your prescribed medications. All of this data is transmitted through API's.” – Rob Helton

Tune in to hear Dick and Rob answer these questions:

  • Why are APIs important for the industry? (2:00)
  • Why are APIs so exciting? (4:45)
  • What kind of value does bulk API add to the future? (7:23)
  • What is FHIR? (8:41)
  • What is required of health systems when it comes to the January 2023 deadline? (10:40)
  • What challenges will organizations face, and how is Cerner helping address those challenges? (12:26)
  • What does the future hold for clients and consumers in an API enabled world? (13:52)