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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.
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.
A teenager has won the recent Y Combinator Hackathon with an App that has far reaching health implications. Plus: VoltDB claims IBM cloud 5x faster than AWS
U.S. National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, maintains a database of over 8,500 records relating to other organizations and sources of reference material on the topic of health and medicine. This “Directory of Information Resources Online” is aptly named DIRLINE. The DIRLINE API allows you to search this niche data collection from your webpage or app.