I still struggle to get simple, ubiquitous access to my health records. Trying to get my health history every time I see a specialist, giving my doctor to access my lab records, and even the extraordinarily mundane task of trying to get a copy of my daughters’ immunization records every school year — the experience is generally the same: impossibly frustrating. Tangles of red tape and labyrinthine requirements, no end in sight. If I’m lucky, multiple phone calls harassing various administrative offices begging for my records can lead to a PDF of my records, but that’s about it. This is not the user experience modern healthcare consumers expect in today’s increasingly digital and interconnected world.
As I see it, the difference between being a digital disruptor rather than disruptee boils down to acting on a principle that fits in one tweet with letters to spare:
They'll like smartphone apps better
‘Digital’ provides more ways for people and businesses to connect than ever before, and a transformed role for IT in businesses old and new
For tech companies, the world of IPOs turned out to be fairly nightmarish in 2015. And it looks like things will not improve anytime soon, especially in light of the sudden correction in the markets last week. “It’s been raw,” said Chet Kapoor, who is the CEO of Apigee. Keep in mind that he pulled off an IPO in April and has had to suffer a steep decline in the stock price. Yet the fact is that Apigee — which operates a platform to develop and manage APIs (application programming interfaces) — has continued to grow at a rapid clip and has amassed a customer base of over 230 companies, which include biggies like Target, Mckesson, LL Bean, Walgreens, AT&T, Pearson, GLH Hotels, Citrix and Dell.
The Apigee survey also found more than two in five adult smartphone owners expect to spend more online this year. More than a third of adult smartphone owners report that they are healthier thanks to their smartphone and apps, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans 18 or older from Apigee.
Expectations that smartphones and apps will change how people manage their health have risen to 69%, according to recent results of Apigee Institute’s 2015 Digital Impact Survey. Since Apigee’s first Digital Impact Survey in 2013, more than 42 million additional Americans now report that smartphones and apps have changed the way they manage their health and wellness, representing a 70 percent increase in adoption.
What are the common trends that unite successful technology leaders? A new podcast series from Apigee offers tips on how companies can best go about their digital transformation strategies. The below piece, written by Greg Brail, Chief Architect, Apigee, provides 5 top tips from the likes of Erez Yarkoni, CIO at Telstra, and Aneesh Chopra, who was the first CTO of the United States of America.
Following the “I love API” conference in San Jose, InfoQ had a chance to speak with Ed Anuff and Marsh Gardiner from Apigee. After an IPO in April that created increased awareness for both Apigee and the API industry in general, the company is now moving API technologies into new areas by understanding how applications are developed and how people use APIs.
We've long heard about how technology can be applied to traditional industries in order to make them better, faster, cheaper, more efficient or some other stated benefit. All too often, however, technology is applied to seemingly less important opportunities and those same traditional industries are left in their existing mire. So it is always cool to hear of an initiative which takes some cutting edgy technology approaches and repurposes the for more egalitarian means. A case in point is aWhere.
A quite recent buzz-phrase added to the IT lexicon is “The API Economy”. Cheerleaders of digitally-led change hail it as the real-time exchange of data via application programming interfaces to fuel insight, transactions and communications. Love it or loathe it as a term, there’s no disputing that it’s changing business and Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee (see what they did there?) is at the heart of the action.