The right approach to testing interoperability of Healthcare APIs under FHIR
Historically, the lack of mutual data exchange on patient health between entities in the healthcare industry has impaired the quality of patient care. This has led to poor health outcomes and increased costs for patients. The MyHealthEData initiative has the stated objective of placing the patient at the center of the US healthcare system. The initiative aims to promote interoperability of patient health data between entities using latest technologies such as cloud and APIs.
This paper outlines the test approach to ensure compliance with the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) payor policies mandate effective July 2021. The paper lists three simple steps for interoperability of cloud / on-premises healthcare APIs between payors and providers as per Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) guidelines using the Infosys FHIR testing solution. This solution has been built on the proven Infosys Interoperability Test Automation Framework that leverages open-source tools, cloud components, and test servers.