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What are the open APIs available to access medical data?

Zen Chu

As part of the Kauffman-sponsored Energizing Health Collaboration Series, we've turned over eMed to Guest Editor Zen Chu, the chief architect for the Boston leg of the collaboration conference and an entrepreneur in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here's Zen's latest contribution in his role as eMed Guest Editor.


What are the open APIs available to access medical data?

The term "open API" refers to technologies that allow two different computers to talk to each other. (API stands for application programming interface.) Healthcare entrepreneurs can use open APIs to access medical data that will help them develop their product or service.

The following open APIs are available for those who want to access medical data:


FAQs are a weekly feature on eMed for current and aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs.

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