- Washington and Michigan have selected a secure application programming interface (API) to meet the CMS interoperability rule that Medicaid members have access to personal health data. To fulfill these requirements, Washington and Michigan selected an interoperability solution from CNSI which provides members access to their personal health data through a secure API.
- The interoperability tool is set to provide patients with data regarding care encounters and claims, as well as a provider directory. Christine Nolan, Washington Health Care Authority’s deputy chief information officer of Medicaid services, noted that this new integration will boost care coordination among the state’s Medicaid population.
- APIs, like the one in this latest deal, are important for enabling the seamless flow of medical information, experts say. If APIs were widely used in the healthcare sphere, patient data exchange and access to personal health data would grow, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts.