The ProPublica Vital Signs API was designed for use by consumer-facing and B2B app developers looking to access quantitative and qualitative data about medical providers, and powers the Vital Signs app.
The API includes information on five general areas:
Standing With Federal Health Programs
Office Visits and Costs
Relationships with Pharmaceutical and Device Companies
New technology and innovation in the Health field is fueled by collecting, analyzing, and connecting data, and driven by Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Developers looking to create health applications can start with this list of important APIs in ProgrammableWeb's Health category.
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ProPublica has introduced a new application and API that provide access to healthcare provider information such as how much providers were paid for their services, payments providers received from drug and device companies, and types of drugs prescribed by healthcare providers.