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.
HHS is working aggressively to provide easy access to vast warehouses of health data and information. The HealthCare Finder API is one of the largest, and U.S. News & World Report has used this to create a tool to help consumers find the best health insurance plans for their specific needs.
HHS is working to provide easy access to its vast amounts of health data collections and, through web APIs, to the data itself. Find out how this data is being used to help keep people safe and find quality care.