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Cleveland Clinic: Losing the Legacy IT Luggage with APIs

Cleveland Clinic: Losing the Legacy IT Luggage with APIs

We spoke with Cleveland Clinic associate CIO William Morris about how APIs enable rapid prototyping without the slowdown caused by the legacy infrastructure common at healthcare providers.

"What an API affords is bright minds—developers—to do rapid, iterateive prototyping without the legacy luggage that traditionally encumbers lifcycle development—espsecially in healthcare," Morris said. 

Cleveland Clinic has developers that work within the hospital, Morris said; this helps them focus their efforts on making a real impact and remain unidistracted by "shiny object syndrome."

"They see the impact of their work—it motivates, it aligns, and incentivizes them."

"IT can be the strategy—not just the enabler."
William Morris
Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic