Application Programming Interface (API)

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Open Source Digital Bible Platform Engages 150 Million, Potential to Reach Billions

Press Release | Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) | December 2, 2013

Faith Comes By Hearing continues to openly share digital Bible content with partners to make God's Word available to everyone Read More »

A Bit More About FrontlineCloud: Announcing A New Blog Post Series

Laura Walker Hudson | FrontlineCloud | October 16, 2013

FrontlineCloud has been out in beta for just over a month, and we’re proud to have over 450 users signed up already, sending and receiving thousands of messages. The newest addition to the Frontline product set has had an incredibly warm and supportive reception on social media and in the many lovely emails we’ve received from friends, users and donors. [...] Read More »

A Mature API for an Electronic Health Record: the OpenMRS Process

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | August 14, 2015

By some measures, OpenMRS may be the most successful of the open source EHRs, widely deployed around the world. It also has a long experience with its API, which has been developed and refined over the last several years. I talked to OpenMRS developer Wyclif Luyima recently and looked at OpenMRS’s REST API documentation to see what the API offers...

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All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True

Rebecca Greenfield | Nextgov | May 30, 2013

It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the Internet dreamt up about the face computer of the future and turn those into real-life Google Glass nightmares. [...] For most people, however, Google's new facial recognition API presents a more terrifying scenario... Read More »

API Provides Open Access To FDA Recall Data

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | July 21, 2014

As part of the Food and Drug Administration’s recently launched openFDA initiative, the regulatory agency is for the first time offering an application programming interface providing web developers and researchers direct access to millions of reports on drug adverse events and medication errors that have been submitted to the FDA since 2004...

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Are Client Server EHR Holding Back Healthcare?

John Lynn | EMR & HIPAA | December 19, 2014

The number one topic of debate on this blog has definitely been Client Server EHR versus SaaS EHR...No doubt both sides have a case to make and we’ll see both in healthcare for a long time to come...

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Biden Announces Major Open Initiatives At Cancer Moonshot Summit

Press Release | The White House | June 28, 2016

Today, the Cancer Moonshot is hosting a summit at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national day of action that also includes more than 270 events in communities across the United States.  Vice President Joe Biden will join over 350 researchers, oncologists and other care providers, data and technology experts, patients, families, and patient advocates, among others, will come together at Howard University.  They will be joined by more than 6,000 individuals at events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.  This is the first time a group this expansive and diverse will meet under a government charge is to double the rate of progress in our understanding, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer...

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Building-Blocks of a 21st Century Digital Government

Steven VanRoekel | Newsmotion | August 23, 2012

Today marks three months since we released the Digital Government Strategy (PDF/ HTML5) – as part of the President’s directive to build a 21st Century Government that delivers better services to the American people. Read More »

Chris Haddad on API Branding for Improved Community Reach

Chris Haddad | OStatic | July 12, 2013

In this special guest post for OStatic, Chris discusses the value of API branding and open APIs for improving community reach... Read More »

Computer Scientists Urge Court To Block Copyright Claims In Oracle V. Google API Fight

Staff Writer | Electronic Frontier Foundation | May 30, 2013

Dozens of computer scientists urged an appeals court today to block the copyright claims over application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Oracle v. Google court battle, arguing that APIs that are open are critical to innovation and interoperability in computers and computer systems. Read More »

Disrupting Healthcare IT - The Easy Way to Develop a Beautiful and Usable EHR User Interface

Despite the best endeavors of the “mainstream” IT community, it’s an interesting fact that the top-end of the EHR marketplace is dominated by systems that use an otherwise little-known and poorly-understood database technology: Mumps.  Not only does this represent something of a closed book to the outside development community – they universally balk at the idea of having to use this technology’s native language, but also the companies that have developed and own these EHRs keep their technology tightly under their own control. Read More »

Duke Liberates Epic EHR Data with Apple HealthKit and FHIR

Bill Siwicki | Healthcare IT News | February 8, 2016

Duke Medicine claims to be the first Epic-based health system to implement the Fast Health Information Resources application programming interface in conjunction with Apple's HealthKit within a live environment. FHIR is an emerging interoperability protocol that was all the rage at HIMSS15 and appears to be even hotter going into HIMSS16...

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FDA Releases Device Adverse Event API

Christine Kern | Health IT Outcomes | August 25, 2014

Under its openFDA project, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new application programming interface that returns data from its Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE), an FDA dataset that contains medical device adverse event reports...

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FDA’s Public Data Project To Get An Upgrade Under $1.2M Contract

Whitney Blair Wyckoff | Fed Scoop | January 29, 2015

In an ongoing effort to improve openFDA, San Francisco-based Iodine will work on making the portal more user friendly...

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Federal Open Source Is Messy - And That's OK

David F. Carr | Information Week | August 8, 2014

Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere...

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