The interoperability promise of a shared, longitudinal medical record has so far focused on connecting health systems to each other. With the growing investment and constant new entrants of SDOH solution vendors, a new wave of interoperability challenges are becoming apparent. How does your health app connect to an EHR? Will new anti-data blocking legislation help or hurt SDOH startups? In this wide-ranging conversation, Don Lee and Shahid Shah talk with Niko Skievaski, President and Co-Founder of Redox, about his team’s solution to interoperability and why health information exchanges (HIEs) are only part of the answer.


  • One API to link them all.
  • FHIR is a language, not an API.
  • Redox helps you scale your integration infrastructure without scaling your team.
  • Interop with Epic: Then and Now.
  • B2B relationship building through Interface Analysts.

HIEs are designed to facilitate the movement of data to follow a patient, Redox shares data between health systems and their business associates.

  • The competing interests between Value-Based Care and Consumerism.
  • Where is the government investing in health tech?
  • 2020 will be a big year for interoperability.
  • Implications of the Blue Button Breach.
  • Will the Cambridge Analytica problem come to Healthcare?
  • 21st Century bugs need a 21st Century solution.

Niko Skievaski, President and Co-Founder

As president and co-founder of Redox, Niko Skievaski leads his team in helping healthcare organizations fulfill the promise of digital health with an integration platform that securely and efficiently exchanges data. Prior to co-founding Redox in 2014, he worked at Epic, a multi-billion-dollar healthcare technology company. After Epic, he co-founded 100state, Wisconsin’s largest co-working community. He is also a board member at Prime Health, a Denver-based non-profit designed to accelerate the adoption of emerging healthcare technologies that address community and safety net needs. Niko has an MA degree in economics from Boston University and a BS degree in economics and international business from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his collection of mountain bikes.


Redox accelerates the development and distribution of healthcare software solutions with a full-service integration platform to securely and efficiently exchange healthcare data. With just one connection, data can be transmitted across a growing network of 600+ healthcare delivery organizations and 250+ independent software vendors. Members of the Redox Network exchange more than 7 million patient records per day, leveraging a single data standard compatible with more than 40 electronic health record systems. Redox exists to make healthcare data useful and every patient experience a little bit better.

Links, Resources, and Related Episodes




The Redox Podcast

Shahid Shah on The Redox Podcast

Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

FHIR At Scale Taskforce (FAST) and the DaVinci Project

Related Episode: The Path to Healthcare Interoperability

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