API

By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 19, 2021
DrChrono, the maker of an open, mobile-friendly EHR platform and other practice management software, has launched an open FHIR API that will allow a seamless transfer of patients' data from the company's OnPatient personal health record (PHR) to Apple Health, the iPhone-based PHR launched by the tech giant in 2018. Now, patients using the two platforms won't need to download and log into the...
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By  Dave Muoio 02:39 pm February 9, 2021
A recent report testing the security capabilities of several mobile health apps highlighted "systemic" shortcomings and vulnerabilities that could lead to the exposure of users' sensitive health and identity information. Conducted by cybersecurity marketing firm Knight Ink and sponsored by mobile app API security company Approov, the investigation reverse-engineered 30 mobile health apps using an...
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By  Dave Muoio 01:55 pm November 11, 2020
Google Cloud pulled back the curtain yesterday on two artificial intelligence tools designed to help healthcare and life science organizations scan and analyze large volumes of unstructured text, the Healthcare Natural Language API and AutoML Entity Extraction for Healthcare. The first of these two offerings looks to automatically extract common trends or other insights from medical records notes...
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By  Dave Muoio 02:18 pm October 22, 2020
Verifiable, a healthcare identity startup that recently launched out of Y Combinator, has raised $3 million in seed funding, TechCrunch reports. The money came from institutional investors Tiger Global, Liquid2 Ventures, Struck Capital and Soma Capital, as well as individual backers Jack Altman, Max Mullen and Sahil Lavingia. WHAT IT DOES Verifiable has built an API to help organizations confirm...
By  Dave Muoio 04:34 pm September 18, 2020
COVID-19 may not be the first pandemic the world has faced, but the virus' challenge comes amidst widespread skepticism of longstanding public health institutions. Government-led responses to outbreaks have varied from country to country, and incongruent messaging between political leaders, health agencies and other sources of information have fueled varying levels of concern and distrust among...
By  Dave Muoio 03:48 pm May 20, 2020
Roughly a month after first announcing their unprecedented collaboration, Apple and Google have updated their devices' operating systems today with the first component of their contact tracing API. Referred to by the companies as "Exposure Notifications," the technology aims to help public health agencies deploy apps that tell individuals when they may have been exposed to another person with...
By  Dave Muoio 02:19 pm April 10, 2020
Two of the biggest names in technology have formed an unprecedented partnership to introduce health data-sharing and COVID-19 contact-tracing technologies to the lion's share of the smartphone market. In dual news releases published this afternoon, Apple and Google announced plans to launch APIs that will enable interoperability between iOS and Android products by way of official apps from public...
By  Mike Miliard 03:18 pm September 17, 2019
SANTA CLARA — At the 13th Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference here on Tuesday, co-founder Indu Subaiya thought back to its founding dream, way back in 2007: a healthcare space shaped by technologies that are user-centered, data-driven and play well with each other. "Fast-forward 13 years and in many ways that dream is reality," she said. Innovative, consumer-facing apps and platforms are...
By  Laura Lovett 02:27 pm August 19, 2019
When it comes to health records, patients have more access than ever before. At many healthcare systems patients can now download records on their smartphone through an API, thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act. However, a new study published in JAMA found that despite the availability of these technologies few patients are using the capabilities.  TOPLINE DATA Researchers found that on a month-...
By  Laura Lovett 12:19 pm July 30, 2019
Looking to solve the problem of health record interoperability, this afternoon CMS unveiled a new pilot program dubbed “Data at the Point of Care” (DPC), which will employ an API to help give providers access to their patient’s medical data. The pilot is part of a larger CMS initiative called MyHealthEData, which is focused on giving patients more access to their medical data.  “That burden on...