Application Programming Interface (API)

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Federal Open Source Is Messy - And That's OK

David F. Carr | Information Week | August 8, 2014

Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere...

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FI-WARE Opens Up The IoT Future to Everyone

Mark Boyd | Programmable Web | March 20, 2014

The open-source, Internet of Things (IoT) platform FI-WARE wants to become the core infrastructure that will empower our connected future. FI-WARE promises to support smart city infrastructure, enable intelligent factories and precision agriculture, and help entrepreneurs to carve out viable market share in a connected, IoT-enabled world.

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ForgeRock Announces New Products That Put Connected Identity At The Centre Of Everything Online

Press Release | ForgeRock | December 4, 2014

New Additions to ForgeRock Identity Platform Provide Features and Tools to Better Secure Customer Identities and Deliver Personalised Services and Products..

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ForgeRock Summit At French Chateau Draws International Identity Experts, Analysts And Community

Press Release | ForgeRock | August 14, 2013

ForgeRock, the leading commercial open source provider of identity and access management (IAM) security solutions, will hold its first European Open Identity Stack Summit, October 14-16 at Domaine de Béhoust in the Yvelines region of France, near Paris. Read More »

Free The Data: Patients As Consumers

Mark Braunstein | InformationWeek | December 24, 2013

Standard APIs are beginning to remove the barriers to effective Personal Health Record systems. Read More »

Fridsma: Meaningful Use Causing 'Real Fatigue'

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | December 5, 2014

"Interoperability is hard in the concrete,” Doug Fridsma, MD said, “it is impossible in the abstract.”  Fridsma, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, said on Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago that the key is enabling the free flow of information of all types — from lab results to medications to imaging data — within and between healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes...

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Genomic Data Commons Heralds New Era of Data Sharing for Cancer Research

Press Release | University of Chicago | June 6, 2016


The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases. The Genomic Data Commons went live with approximately 4.1 petabytes of data from National Cancer Institute-supported research programs, including some of the largest and most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets in the world...

Google’s Iron Grip On Android: Controlling Open Source By Any Means Necessary

Ron Amadeo | Ars Technica | October 20, 2013

Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier, capturing people's imaginations and ushering in the modern smartphone era. While Google was an app partner for the original iPhone, it could see what a future of unchecked iPhone competition would be like... Read More »

Government Open Data Proves A Treasure Trove For Savvy Businesses

Cindy Waxer | Computer World | March 24, 2014

Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams.  When President Barack Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order last May, many IT leaders applauded the White House's decision to release treasure troves of public data as part of an important government initiative for greater transparency.

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Health IT Task Force Synthesizes Open API Themes

Frank Irving | HealthIT Interoperability | February 11, 2016

Health IT integration will reach a significant threshold when, as specified under 2015 Edition criteria, electronic health records systems and related tools must provide consumer-facing access to the Common Clinical Data Set via an application programming interface (API). Hard at work deciphering how consumers could leverage API technology to access patient data is the Joint API Privacy and Security Task Force...

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Help A US Gov't Agency Switch To Open Source, Win $3 Million

Neil McAllister | The Register | January 11, 2013

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to upgrade the 25-year-old software that powers its nationwide health care system, and it's betting real money that open source is the way to do it. Read More »

How The State Decoded Integrates Search Deeply Into Laws

John Berryman | PBS.org | July 8, 2013

State codes are wretched. Seriously, look at a few from: California, New York, Illinois, and Texas. They are all good examples of how stunningly difficult it is to understand state laws. They don’t have APIs. Virtually none have bulk downloads. You’re stuck with their crude offerings. Read More »

HSCIC To Support Open Source

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | October 29, 2013

The Health and Social Care Information Centre will extend its support for NHS organisations and providers using open source, open interfaces and cloud technology to increase integration across health and social care. Read More »

Is HIT Interoperability In The Nature Of Healthcare?

Edmund Billings | Medsphere | February 12, 2013

The proprietary business model makes the vendor the single source of HIT for hospital clients. Complexity and dependence are baked into both solutions and client relationships, creating a “vendor lock” scenario in which changing systems seems almost inconceivable.
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Kaiser Permanente Invites Software Developers To Build Apps

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | June 3, 2013

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente took small steps today allowing developers to access code to public information residing on its website, through an application programming interface (API). Read More »