MobiHealthNews January 12, 2017
Jonah Comstock

new report from Chilmark suggests that while enthusiasm for APIs and datasharing is widespread throughout healthcare organizations, there is still uncertainty about who will make the first move and how APIs will get off the ground. The research firm spoke to 24 individuals from 15 organizations representing hospitals, payers, and large and small health IT vendors.

“Small healthcare organizations are waiting for large healthcare organizations to establish that API programs offer a path to applications that better support their goals,” Chilmark analyst Brian Murphy writes in the report. “There is also a broad recognition that even large healthcare organizations may not have the resources or the time to invest in building the infrastructure that can unlock the value of open APIs. They...