April 26, 2013
Health apps may come into contact with data protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). APIs can help developers to achieve compliance.
Folks interested in "open knowledge" should check out CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network) CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a registry of open knowledge packages and projects (and a few closed ones).
Nature Publishing Group (NPG), leading publisher of high impact scientific and medical information, has launched the OpenSearch API that provides an open, bibliographic search service for nature.com. The API grants developers access to over half a million research articles.