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    Integration strategy for Healthcare & Lifesciences

    January 24, 2022     11:06 am

    Author Name: Sangeet Gupta

    The critical and data secure integration layer needs to be interfaced with these multiple applications and databases. This can be achieved by using an API connectivity approach leveraging integration platforms like the MuleSoft Anypoint platform that can not only provide end-to-end integration but also a very tight security layer within the data pipelines and connections.  

    Improving healthcare operations through robust APIs 

    Robust patient care needs secure data transfer 

    Hospital employees must have access to patient records from multiple applications and databases from different departments. An API led connectivity architecture serves the purpose thus helping in sharing the patient records and mitigating the possibility of errors in seamless transfer of critical medical information. Thus, it helps the hospitals and clinical staff have readily access to institutional or governmental guidelines and provide next-generation patient care. 

    Transforming patient care with API led integration strategy  

    Most healthcare institutions have legacy systems that continue to be used for various core IT activities. It becomes difficult for these systems to interface with next-generation tools & applications for smooth data transfer. The use of MuleSoft connectors & accelerator allows healthcare service providers and life-science institutions to build a comprehensive & data secured architecture for integrations and moving the critical data & information within the applications like Salesforce health cloud, SAP S/4 HANA, etc.   

    The MuleSoft integration platform uses the pre-built connectors, templates and reusable system & process APIs that allows to seamlessly bring data into the information cloud while ensuring data security. 

    API based integration is beneficial 

    Connecting data is growing trend that allows to understand the way patients are coping with the therapies prescribed for them. A robust integration strategy for healthcare can help in improved patient care. With valuable sets of medical data, the businesses must leverage them to gain competitive advantage. The deployment of hybrid integration will involve connecting legacy systems to the cloud infrastructure using ESB and iPaaS. It can prevent long waiting times and misdiagnosis, save costs, and prevent non-compliances.  

     Simplifying application integration for the lifescience industry 

    Challenges faced by the lifescience industry 

    The lifescience industry is faced with growing complexities due to increase in clinical trials, issues related to data security and more stakeholders. Moreover, there are legacy data systems that the businesses must work with leading to using backdated files and unsafe transfer protocols. It can lead to a drainage of resources and deny real-time access to critical data.  

    An API based connectivity approach is key 

    The Mule ESB platform allows lifescience companies transfer data across disparate sources using reusable APIs that can help in changing the pace of project delivery. An API driven approach can help by reusing digital assets, facilitate secure data transfer across applications involved in clinical trials, and mitigate risks of protocol non-compliance. The interface with various systems, including legacy systems, become easier. Next, the audience for the digital strategy must be identified and the stakeholders must be brought onboard.  

    Benefits from a next-gen integration strategy 

    It becomes essential that the companies imbibe an API-driven culture across the organisation. The Anypoint platform allows businesses to leverage the benefit of easy to use and implement API -based solutions for smooth interoperability. The overall digital strategy is aligned while addressing the challenges faced by the API platform. The enterprise integration layer can help the companies to develop their R&D platform as they have secure access to their database, and they can be reused for several digital channels.  

    Conclusion 

    There is an inherent need to integrate patient medical information strewn across multiple solutions. The MuleSoft AnyPoint platform along with pre built connectors & accelerators for healthcare software & applications can be proved as a robust platform that can help in managing APIs and monitor them easily.  

    The MuleSoft integration platform can help develop, manage, and monitor the APIs. Institutions can leverage the critical patient records and research data stored across their legacy systems. The APIs can provide the tools needed to streamline internal operations and operate with greater efficiency.  

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