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.
Health IT standards and health APIs are going to change how patients access their data, according to HealthITInteroperability. A recent demonstration at the Regenstrief Institute showed how patient data can be aggregated and merged from disparate data sources according to the new FHIR standard.
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.