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.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including 3D, Sales, Analytics, and Banking. Highlights today are several APIs from Barclays from their Rise Marketplace initiative, and the Body Labs SOMA Shape API for 3D measurements, movements, and visuals.