Polar has released a new API developers can use to build apps that leverage user data stored in the company’s cloud service Polar Flow. The Polar Flow service stores user information such as exercise activity, training activity, and sleep patterns. This information is recorded with Polar products.
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Propeller Health has opened new access to its asthma conditions forecast technology. The Air API is open and free for users to integrate with third party apps and services. Propeller's predictive technology gathers weather and pollutant data to make asthma conditions forecasts for geo locations.
Dexcom, a continuous glucose monitoring solution provider, has launched an API that grants access to continuous glucose monitoring data. Use of such data is completely at the discretion of the user, on an app by app basis. The goal is to give users options to interact with glucose data.
Medical record exchange is an area where many technical challenges have been addressed. A big factor in the inability of medical record exchange is the hospitals themselves. They block information and APIs. Bruce Fryer recently had two experiences getting medical records and shares what he found.
The National Cancer Institute has developed an API that streamlines connecting doctors and patients to information regarding cancer clinical trials. The API pulls data from the Clinical Trials Reporting Program database, which currently includes information on around 5,000 clinical trials.
myTomorrows has opened its database of clinical trial data to the developer community through an open API. Previously available only through the myTomorrows website, the database includes trials from the WHO's registry network. The API is free to use with no registration required.
Translational Software has released an API that allows apps to pull data on drug-drug-gene interaction. At the point-of-care, clinicians can use gene-drug, and drug-drug interaction data to make informed decisions on care. Genetic testing has become an increasing tool in clinicians' routine care.
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.