The Pokitdok Ruby Library offers developers full access to the Pokitdok API services. With this library, developers have a way to communicate with the API using Ruby on Rails, enabling their customers to directly use the Pokitdok services directly from their applications.
Just about every provider of a platform in the cloud is moving down the same path; albeit at different rates of speed. First they figure out that developers of third-party applications can drive more usage of their platform, so they publish a private API. However, it’s not too long before they figure out that making that API public winds up driving the most usage of their platform.
There are a lot of opportunities for developers in the healthcare space, but accessing the data needed to drive those applications can be maddeningly frustrating. There are no shortage of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, but they all have their own proprietary interfaces.