There are many ways to slice the tools medical providers need to make their practices work efficiently. One is the full-service, broadly focused athenahealth or AdvancedMD. RipRoad takes a different route, focusing on connecting providers and payors to patients on their mobile devices. The RipRoad API integrates their tools (that include e-mail, SMS, MMS, IVR, push notifications, native smartphones apps and the mobile web) with third parties.
ACTIVE Network, a leading provider of activity and participant management solutions, has announced that the company is inviting developers to participate in the first-ever “HACKTIVE” public hackathon. The 24-Hour hackathon will take place Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22 in San Diego, California and awards will be given to developers for creating the best applications using ACTIVE Network APIs.
Poikos, computer vision system provider, has launched the FlixFit API that allows third party apps and websites to capture high quality human body measurements through imaging. The current goal of Poikos’ measurement technology is to improve online retail experiences by understanding EXACTLY what size to order without leaving home.
The release of the Human API may help untangle the complex web of big data, insurance standards, health care sensors, and disease causal pathways that currently prevents many developers from designing health applications. The Human API offers a platform to make human health data available through a RESTful interface, using OAuth 2.0 authentication.
Doctors’ handwriting is bad beyond legend. They hate typing and it’s a waste to have their staff transcribing dictation when there is so much else they could do. Entrada makes that chore disappear by supporting dictation on almost any device from phones to tablets to computers, and then transcribing the text and prepping it for placement inside the patient’s electronic medical record. Now thanks to Greenway’s API, Entrada’s services are available to medical practices who are using the Greenway PrimeSUITE solution for managing EHRs.
Cigna, one of the world’s largest health services provider, now offers realtime health data through the Cigna Health API. The API enables developers to create applications with personalized data, share test applications, deploy production applications and more. Authorized developer partners gain access to two general bodies of data: individual services (personal data) and utility services (broad set of capabilities).
A growth in the number of new APIs being created to act as quantified self data tools could lead to a new wave of personal health applications. Data streamed via quantified self APIs could also potentially create new empirical datasets to support emerging sciences. The Moves API, Pokelog API and a forthcoming Human API all point to greater interest in pulling personal data into new applications.
Practice Fusion, the leader in web-based electronic health records, has launched a Medical Imaging API. The API release comes just prior to updates to the EHR Incentive Program that will require physicians to order and receive medical images electronically. Through API integration, imaging centers can serve all of their clients via a single interface.
How Are You? Is a UK-based application that provides a free service for NHS patients and NHS healthcare professionals, enabling them to create personal online health records that can be easily managed and shared where necessary. This kind of application has the potential to greatly enhance and improve the future of eHealth, and by providing the How Are You API, the service makes it possible for its handy functionality to be accessed and integrated with other applications.
It’s after five o’clock, and you’ve got a weird rash running up your arm. You call your doctor, but instead end up talking to an after-hours operator, who jots down notes, hangs up and then calls the doctor for you. Ringadoc feels patients would rather interact with their doctors directly, so it has developed an automated answering service that lets physicians receive and manage after-hour voice messages from patients. The company just released the Ringadoc API to help keep these interactions HIPPA compliant.