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Checking medical symptoms on the internet has gained in popularity. Everybody wants to find out the potential disease underlying a health condition. For this reason, an increasing number of health websites are providing a symptom checker for their users.
As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
While the Dutch are known as open minded, modern and straight forward, their government has been anything but. The arrival of the Environmental Act, the largest government IT challenge in Dutch history, has been an impetus for change and has unleashed a new digital revolution.
Global API conference series APIdays will kick off its 2016 international program in Melbourne when APIdays Australia is held on March 1 & 2. The conference has a particularly strong range of international and local speakers talking about the uptake of APIs in government, health and fintech.
The Office of Digital Strategy recently published a blog post calling on developers and designers to provide feedback on the We The People project. The petition platform was launched in 2011 and has since facilitated millions of petition signatures, White House responses, and new legislation.
Edamam, a company providing structured food and nutrition data to businesses in the health, wellness and food industries announced today the release of its new Nutrition Data API. The API will allow businesses to do real-time analysis of the nutrition of any food or ingredient in a recipe.
Sickweather is known for its real-time illness tracking. Where hospitals and government agencies take weeks to report illness trends, Sickweather scans social media outlets for real-time tracking and reporting. Now, Sickweather has made the API behind the tracking service available to developers.
A look at the new U.S. General Servisces Administration's Digital Registry API which compiles all 6,000+ social media accounts managed by U.S. Government agencies, and a look at six ways external developers can make use of the API to build innovative products and create new analytics services.1
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Health, Tourism, and Feedback, among others. Featured today is QuantiModo, which collects and analyzes human activity data to aid researchers and keep people healthy and happy. Here's a summary of the new additions.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.
drchrono has just released a new Clinical IFrame API that developers can use to insert clinical information and approved applications into medical records.
A recent release by the UK’s Revenue and Customs Department has moved the needle on how Governments release APIs. Could SLAs be available next?
While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
Eleven APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb today in such categories as Robots, Government, and Reference. Here's a summary of what is new to the directory.
As the government makes more information freely available via open access, these government APIs can be used to combine data to help drive innovation and growth in the US economy.
FitBark monitors dogs' daily activity and sleep patterns, helping owners to make better health and lifestyle choices for their pets. The FitBark API provides access to this data.
We've added 9 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in such categories as Recreation and Health. Also added: Lob Node.js SDK. Here's a summary of what is new.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory in the IoT and Shipping categories, among others. Also added were client libraries and SDKs for use with 7digital open music platform.