Earlier this year IBM announced the annual Call for Code Challenge. The intention was that Call for Code participants would use technology to help fight climate change. This vision has been expanded to include a call for developers to create solutions aimed at solving the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.