Jun 13 2023
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Since its inception in 2016, CitusHealth has strived to be at the forefront of innovation by using the latest technologies like microservices and the API-first approach. With the API-first approach, each feature in the platform is available through application programming interfaces (APIs) and can be seamlessly integrated with third-party systems to provide one solution to customers.
These APIs are also used by our own products such as desktop and mobile applications.
An API-first model comes with many benefits
While customers get the solution faster — due to having one seamless platform — those who build the solution can do so quicker because it’s not being created from scratch. Instead, we partner with other vendors using APIs and build a solution with existing features.
CitusHealth supports specs such as HL7, FHIR standards that are very common in the industry. In addition to these interfaces, we also offer RESTful, GraphQL and web-socket interactions for our platform — allowing customers to expand capabilities beyond their existing platforms.
When the CitusHealth platform is used as a service using the APIs, and customers build their own interfaces in the front end or embed the features of the platform in their EHR systems, then patients see the provider’s branded application and not CitusHealth. Regardless, the actual functionality (such as messaging and electronic signatures) is powered by CitusHealth and driven by the platform from behind the scenes. This model allows the providers to strengthen their brand recognition.
Simply put, using APIs to develop digital tools allows end users to have a variety of features without the burden of disparate systems. The result is one seamless solution for providers and those they serve.
Are you ready to discover how APIs can improve your technology stack? Schedule a demo today to learn how CitusHealth is built to provide one seamless platform for your staff, patients and caregivers.