For anyone in healthcare, Health Cloud provides the most complete view of the patient, member, or customer because it has been built with an eye to interoperability. As a result, it enables users to access critical clinical and nonclinical patient information across legacy systems.
Using the capabilities identified above, interoperability between Health Cloud and external systems can be achieved at the back-end database level and user interface (UI) level. At the back-end level it would mean that data from an external system would be copied into Health Cloud. At the UI-only level the data would be presented in Health Cloud UI by pulling it in real time from the external system, also known as data virtualization. But it would never be stored in the back end.
For many, the most pressing need is to unlock real-time EHR data. The MuleSoft Anypoint Platform offers an elegant integration solution for Health Cloud, connecting any data, device, or application across both clinical and nonclinical IT systems. Combined with our new out-of-the-box Accelerator for Healthcare, developers have access to customer-validated, prebuilt APIs and integration templates to quickly and easily complete critical digital health IT. This includes integrating real-time Patient 360 data into Health Cloud, building FHIR APIs required by the new CMS and ONC interoperability rules, and more.
At the same time, we recognize that simply providing an API, template, or connector isn’t sufficient to advancing your integration — or interoperability — aspirations. Our drive toward end-to-end integrations starts with defining and understanding the use case, then using it to inform how we prioritize development through a multistep process: