Health care represents 17% of US GDP, around $4 trillion in 2020. COVID has normalized the use of remote medicine and accelerated the dispersion of health care away from doctors’ offices and hospitals, to services being delivered on smartphones and online apps.
In the midst of this sea change, more patient records are being digitalized, transmitted, stored, and utilized electronically. APIs stand at the vanguard of swiftly enabling new services in this burgeoning market. However, with the advent of these electronic records and the ease at which information can be obtained from an API, now more than ever there’s an existential need to protect patients’ data.