A 26% increase in clinician productivity. Nearly $1,000,000 saved annually. An 8% drop in blood pressure in just 30 days.
With numbers like these, it is easy to understand why there is so much excitement surrounding FHIR.
Private APIs can help bridge the multitude of systems used in hospitals today. For example, FHIR could enable various systems from within one hospital to access the same patient record in a vendor-neutral archive.
APIs can also make it much easier to share data between internal hospitals systems; allowing nurses to spend more time with patients instead of paperwork.