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API-related Posts

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.

  • openFDA offers easy access to FDA public data, and highlights projects using this data, in both the public and private sector, to further regulatory or scientific missions, educate the public, and save lives.

  • We’re pleased to announce that HealthData.gov recently hit a major milestone: cataloging more than one-thousandth data set.

  • 2013 was another landmark year for open data across the Federal government. In an effort to feature the progress made this past year, here are a few of the top health data stories from HHS.

  • Prevalence of tobacco use, flu vaccination coverage, leading causes of death, access to health care and even web site traffic – data on these and other topics has recently been released in “energized form” with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s launch of Data.CDC.gov.

  • CMS is embracing shared data to drive improvements in access and care delivery as well as control costs.

  • Since the first ‘palooza’ four years ago HHS has liberated more than 400 datasets, participated in a countless number of codeathons, and has seen and helped developers build hundreds of apps, services, and products using health data.

  • Want to place content from HHS websites onto your own site? The Department offers a slew of resources that allow you to offer high-quality HHS content in the look and feel of your site, without the need to manually update it.

  • Heathdata.gov recently converted the TXT4Tots Message Library into an API & we’re proud to announce the Apps4TotsHealth Challenge.

  • Recently HHS CTO Bryan Sivak outlined a new vision for healthcare.gov. The site will relaunch this June with a completely rethought design and architecture.

  • TXT4Tots is a library of short messages focused on nutrition and physical activity for parents and caregivers of children ages 1-5 years. The TXT4Tots library is designed as a resource that can be incorporated into a wide variety of existing programs and platforms.