An Application Programming Interface, or API, is a set of software instructions and standards that allow machine to machine communication—like when a website uses a widget to share a link on Twitter or Facebook.
Health Datapalooza IV is scheduled for June 3-4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Those interested in speaking or presenting at the conference have until April 5 to submit a request to be considered.
When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) saw that developers who were new to CMS data had a hard time using their open data site, they developed a tool to solve the problem. Meet the CMS Data Navigator API.
As the ‘Open Data’ movement continues to grow, HHS is publishing new APIs and open data resources. We’ve been working with the principle since 2010 when it was the cornerstone of HHS’s Open Government Plan.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Chief Information Officer, Steven VanRoekel released the federal government's new digital strategy which aims to shift the way government information is accessed and consumed. Instead of focusing on producing a final product, which has been common practice for years, the government will now be making content more accurate, available and secure. One major tool in the information technology tool box being used to achieve this goal is the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).