ProgrammableWeb initially covered FoodEssentials in 2012 when its LabelAPI matched around 75% of scanned product labels from developer partners. Since then, its database has grown to include the lion’s share of all products sold in the U.S. market. As FoodEssentials gets ready for another SXSW, ProgrammableWeb caught up with FoodEssentials’ Tyler Olsen to learn more about LabelAPI’s success, growth and future.
TigerText, secure mobile messaging platform, announced a $21 million second round of funding. The new funding will be dedicated to growth and further development of the TigerText API. The API focus will concentrate on integration with EHRs, PACs, and laboratory information systems. TigerText CEO, Brad Brooks, believes that secure messaging is moving towards a new era. Instead of a compliance tool, Brooks believes secure messaging will soon be considered a value add.
Claiming.com.au is set to launch an Australian Medicare API that should drastically improve eClaiming processes for developers working with the state funded and run healthcare system. Although Medicare has served as the primary healthcare system in Australia for almost 30 years, the system has run into major bottlenecks as its technological infrastructure has not always kept up with demand. The API allows software vendors to integrate online claiming with Medicare and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to healthcare these days, but from a developer perspective, the increased usage of electronic medical records (EMR) represents a potential boon. The challenge is that a lot of those records are locked up in proprietary systems that for the most part are fairly inaccessible.
Programmamble Web has covered the electronic health records leader Practice Fusion as its API story has developed. Apparently, its API strategy will continue to grow as Practice Fusion just bagged $15 million in additional funding to expand its tools and API portfolio. The expanded API offering aims to expand the opportunities available to health device developers.
karmadata, a collaborative data service and platform, has announced the launch of the new karmadata App Gallery and the official release of “Indicate Investigators”, an app that uses the karmadata API and is the first to be listed in the new App Gallery. As reported by ProgrammableWeb, karmadata officially announced the launch of the new karmadata website and industry data platform at the 2013 Data 2.0 Summit held earlier this year in San Francisco.
With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.
Jacoti, state of the art hearing solutions provider, has released the Inthear hearing loss compensation module and a corresponding API. Inthear is a software library that applies hearing loss compensation to audio signals. The API is used by all Jacoti products to allow cross-platform use. Inthear has received one of the industry’s first ISO and CE approvals for a software-based hearing aid.
A new hackathon competition with major money prizes totaling $40,000 and the chance to play with some cool new health devices is being held in San Francisco this weekend. ProgrammableWeb readers and local developers with an interest in health data are encouraged to participate in the Novartis Mobile Health Challenge, being held in the SPUR Building, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October.
Box, a leading content sharing and file storage platform provider, has announced that the company is partnering with Dignity Health and The Social + Capital Partnership to create the “Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge.” The contest requires developers to use the Box Platform and Box API to create innovative web and mobile apps that provide engaging health-related content to patients and encourage patients to follow up with patient care teams.