MEDICAL DEVICES

League Announces a Developer Platform to Drive Customization

League | June 27, 2022

League Announces

League, the market-leading provider of healthcare platform technology, today announced the opening of its developer program, which will enable clients, partners, and other parties to create applications on the League platform or to embed parts utilizing SDKs and APIs. By enabling users to quickly create original and compelling customer experience applications, the new program reinforces League's posture as a configurable, adaptable, and highly expandable platform.

We know that many healthcare organizations have already begun their CX transformation journey, and no matter what stage they’re at, they can configure the League platform to accelerate their progress. The League Developer Program will allow our partners to leverage our next-generation platform capabilities while maintaining the control and flexibility to build a unique and highly engaging user experience that is differentiated in the market.”

Dan Galperin, Chief Technology Officer of League

The product and IT teams now have the resources they need to swiftly create new experiences by utilizing League's APIs and SDKs. This entails increasing research and development timelines while working with League to tailor their member experience or enhancing current applications. Each capability has been created to serve a digital healthcare ecosystem that is shifting from a focus on independent point solutions to one that prioritizes integrated consumer experiences.

Healthcare organizations are "increasingly trying to connect their solutions into a wider health ecosystem," according to the Gartner® report "Four Steps to a Successful Digital Health Platform Strategy," which also found that "delivering these capabilities requires both a composable mindset and a new architectural approach."
 

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