This Go Sample Source Code is athenahealth's More Disruption Please API samples. The libraries are used to help facilitate access to the API. Each package has a naive implementation of using the API, as well as a library and a testing script to use that library.
With the proliferation of devices like Fitbit, a growing amount of health data is being collected about consumers. APIs allow for this data to be integrated with data from other sources into a variety of apps and platforms. Device makers Fitbit, Withings and Jawbone do this for the consumer market. Increasingly platforms like Aetna Carepass, Kaiser Permanente’s Interchange and Runkeeper’s Health Graph are showing that APIs can be used to create digtal health apps.
Every year, Americans spend more than $3 trillion on healthcare, a figure that is projected to rise to $5 trillion in the next decade. With healthcare spending approaching 20% of the U.S. GDP, a huge effort is underway to control costs. Not surprisingly, many believe that technology has a key role to play in increasing efficiency and reducing unnecessary expenditures, and significant investments in technology are creating opportunities for healthcare technology businesses.