Going Beyond Proprietary APIs
As the need for interoperability grows, so does the necessity for a sustainable and future-proof approach to interoperability.
Most systems or solutions claim to “have our own API” or APIs to connect or communicate with other systems. And some of them also have their “interface teams” who help with the plumbing and engineering of their integrations.
While all APIs are not equal (in type and architecture) they are also designed for the most part to suit the needs of the application and business scope and strategy, without complete consideration of the eco-system they must contribute to. This is what makes API customization and management even more necessary (and an overhead) in the attempt to facilitate true interoperability; not to mention that this customization will vary from system to system it wants to integrate with.
Putting integration teams to work or getting interface engines to pick up half the integration throughput is an added burden to solutions that need to implement interoperability in a variety of use cases.
Standardization of the interoperability framework and a future-proof approach to managing data and workflow across platforms and systems has taken the pain out of the management and customization of APIs and integrations and significantly reduced the “interface team” overhead.
Sustainability and repeatability across a variety of integration needs can be achieved with an intelligent interoperability platform that adopts a standards-based approach.
– Aditya Ayyagari, CTO Carefluence