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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Programmableweb Healthcare API List

I have been having problems recently trying to understand "integration engines" or "Application Program Interface - API". This is list of Healthcare APIs helps shed some light on what I am thinking about - from the programmableweb site. I knew that Google Health, when it was active, had an excellent API system for those living in the United States who could use a variety of health services. Joining up databases in the cloud is technologically doable. In healthcare, it would seem to me that live, real time in-sync linkage of databases would be critical - something I think you might call data driven architecture (which I blogged about before). Anyhoo, still trying to understand better such things as WSDL, SOAP, REST, and web services in general. Interoperability is one of the most difficult problems in health informatics.

37 Health APIs: Google Health, Avvo and Fitbit

Wendell Santos, March 21st, 2012
AvvoOur API directory now includes 37 health APIs. The newest is the DailyMed API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Avvo API. We list 2 Avvo mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of health APIs.
In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead the way. There are 29 health REST APIs and5 health SOAP APIs. Our directory lists 30 health XML APIs and 16 health JSON APIs.
The most common tags within health are 17 medical health APIs8 reference health APIs and 6 sports health APIs
On the mashup side, we list 40 health mashups. We named Hello Vaccine as mashup of the day in August.
For reference, here is a list of all 37 health APIs.
  AIDSinfo API: Government info on HIV/AIDS treatment
  AT&T mHealth Platform API: Health system backend
  Avvo API: Lawyer and doctor directory service
  BigOven Recipe API: Recipes, grocery list, and nutrition API
  BioLabeler API: Library of Medicine text extractor and indexing engine
  BodyMedia API: Fitness tracking service
  CDC Wonder API: CDC health statistics retrieval service
  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Content Syndication API: Health information content syndication service
  DailyMed API: Marketed drugs information service
  Data.Medicare.Gov API: Medicare information and datasets
  Deepdyve API: Scientific and medical journals
  DeepFitness API: Fitness and nutrition article service
  Diabetic Complications Consortium API: Diabetes and health care information service
  Dossia API: Health information aggregation service
  FatSecret API: Food, nutrition and recipe database and diet tools
  Fitbit API: Fitness Tracking Tools
  GoodGuide API: Green healthy product ratings
  Google Health API: Health data service
  Health 2.0 API: Directory of health-related APIs
  Health Indicators Warehouse API: Health indicators database
  HealthTap API: Online health network service
  Indivo Health API: Health record manipulation services
  MapMyFitness API: Fitness tracking service
  MedlinePlus API: Health information service
  MedlinePlus Connect API: Health information service
  Microsoft HealthVault API: Health-related data storage, security, and records
  NHS API: UK National Health Service
  Patient Opinion API: UK health ratings service
  PHIN VADS API: Public health terminology service
  Pizza-Rat Restaurant Health API: Restaurant health inspection scores
  RunKeeper Health Graph API: Health & fitness tracking service
  SimpleUPC API: Product information database
  Skinnyr API: Weight loss tracking service
  SweetSpot API: Diabetes management service
  Thomson Reuters Pharma API: Investigational drugs data
  Walker Tracker API: Step tracking service
  Withings API: Connected health devices