What is an API?
The term "API" is an acronym, that stands for “Application Programming Interface".
”API’s allow programmers to save time by taking advantage of a platform’s implementation to handle background processes. Utilizing API’s helps reduce the amount of code developers need to create and maintains consistency throughout a platform of shared or partner services. API's can control access to hardware as well as software resources and allow multiple solutions and/or data sources to channel together and collect or provide data. Security and authentication for outward facing API’s are of critical importance.
A growing number of healthcare providers and data requestors as well as smart apps are finding intriguing ways to utilize the data and to provide data to EMR platforms, healthcare alliances, web and mobile apps. A substantial amount of previously non-utilized or underutilized data can now fill this void by delivering and receiving vital information to and from patients as well as to healthcare providers. In addition, by utilizing secure and accredited API’s, authorized data partners such as life, long term care and disability insurance companies as well as analytics and artificial intelligence engines can automate receiving, requesting and analyzing medical records. WOMBA API’s enable data to be utilized in ways never conceived of just a couple of years back. Accordingly, (API’s) allow third-party connections/partners to accomplish the foregoing— while inspiring innovative developers to create new healthcare applications, improve existing services, and work more efficiently.
The WOMBA API bridges the gap between both the requester and data provider platforms on the one side and the WOMBA application on the other. By supporting standards-driven data formats and protocols of existing healthcare and requesting party technologies, our easy-to-implement API’s connect your data to advanced WOMBA capabilities including document and CCD delivery, scalable analytics, verification and machine learning allowing you to both broaden and deepen the way you utilize data as well as augment your knowledge base. more about yourself and your clients than you ever knew before. Utilizing our secure API’s simplify application development and device integration. The WOMBA API accelerates digital transformation and streamlines data aggregation and sharing for organizations and applications needs need secure verified data now. WOMBA’s HIPAA-compliant secure restful API’s support HL7v2, DICOM and FHIR as well as traditional document and image types.
SDK stands for “Software Development Kit” also known as a "devkit". In the future WOMBA will provide SDK’s to enable partners to embed and share parts of WOMBA technology within their products.
What is the difference between the WOMBA SDK & WOMBA API?
WOMBA’s API is an interface that allows WOMBA to interact with third parties, whereas the WOMBA SDK is a set of tools that can be used to develop software applications embedding WOMBA. Keep an eye on this page to learn more about upcoming API’s and SDK’s.
WOMBA’s network works with a wide variety of medical data sources from healthcare alliances, HIE’s, Stand-Alone EMR’s, Hospitals, Providers, Labs, Pharmacies, Wearables as well as other miscellaneous emerging smart devices. This ecosystem streamlines our broad spectrum of data sources allowing for an easy-to-use streamlined approach to verified and personal medical record access.
WOMBA’s proprietary technology spans across the United States and imports, cleans up, structures, and normalizes medical records and provides easy to implement restful API’s for requesters seeking to import data directly into their platform. WOMBA’s customizable fully encompassing intuitive interface can be used in addition to or in place of our API’s to help underwriters and healthcare professionals have a 360-degree view of a patient's health.
WOMBA’s requester API is currently in alpha and available via our partner program for approved partners who are excited to tryout the newest and greatest! Fees for API usage will be announced during beta, following alpha testing and prior to general availability. In the meantime, WOMBA’s fully function patient portal and data requestor interface are available. Get started today by clicking here or contact us today!
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