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Featured 3/11/15

The most important API you’ve never heard of

Everything you need to know about new FHIR standards for EHR interoperability.

Featured 3/11/15

The most important API you’ve never heard of

Everything you need to know about new FHIR standards for EHR interoperability.

Top 10 Datasets for Health Hackers

We’ve seen glimpses of what big data can do to help provide solutions in healthcare–and we’re excited. Access to patient and cost data is key to actionable and relevant insight, but the healthcare system today doesn’t make this information readily available. Hopefully, we will soon be in a world with established data standards that allow for the frictionless transfer of valuable data across systems and interested stakeholders. But until then, here are our favorite datasets for health hackers. Real-time data: Insight by Practice Fusion is a real-time healthcare database based upon records of over 250K patients per day. You’ll be able to see information like disease trends over time and by patient, what diseases are being diagnosed, and real-time prescription drug market share. Validic is a technology platform for accessing data from mobile health devices, in-home devices, and patient healthcare apps. Similarly, Human API is providing the data infrastructure to allow for simple integration of health data. For developers who want to be connected to the healthcare system and leverage publicly available datasets, check out AT&T’s mHealth initiative.

Top 10 Datasets for Health Hackers

We’ve seen glimpses of what big data can do to help provide solutions in healthcare–and we’re excited. Access to patient and cost data is key to actionable and relevant insight, but the healthcare system today doesn’t make this information readily available. Hopefully, we will soon be in a world with established data standards that allow for the frictionless transfer of valuable data across systems and interested stakeholders. But until then, here are our favorite datasets for health hackers. Real-time data: Insight by Practice Fusion is a real-time healthcare database based upon records of over 250K patients per day. You’ll be able to see information like disease trends over time and by patient, what diseases are being diagnosed, and real-time prescription drug market share. Validic is a technology platform for accessing data from mobile health devices, in-home devices, and patient healthcare apps. Similarly, Human API is providing the data infrastructure to allow for simple integration of health data. For developers who want to be connected to the healthcare system and leverage publicly available datasets, check out AT&T’s mHealth initiative.

Other 4/9/13

Three Things To Make Your App Stand Out When Building For Accessibility

Matthew Wee is a leader in developing mobile strategy and tactical project execution at Xtreme Labs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in five Americans — that’s 47 million people — are living with a disability. These people strive to interact with the world as normally as they can, and companies have seen how impactful it can be to make products and services accessible to these communities, both online and offline. With more consumers than ever interacting with their favorite brands on mobile devices, investing in accessible solutions is increasingly a top priority. Since 1999 there have been definitive guidelines on what it means to be an accessible website. Web developers can turn to a host of resources to ensure that all their accessibility-related work actually results in a site that is beneficial to someone with a disability.  For mobile, the book has yet to be written. While accessibility modes and rough guidelines exist for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry, the responsibility lies with the developer to evaluate and determine if their work has resulted in a truly useful product. Quite a few parties have put together their own best practices on designing for accessibility. The Web Accessibility Movement started the conversation around mobile accessibility, and Accessible Tech also offers…

Other 4/9/13

Three Things To Make Your App Stand Out When Building For Accessibility

Matthew Wee is a leader in developing mobile strategy and tactical project execution at Xtreme Labs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in five Americans — that’s 47 million people — are living with a disability. These people strive to interact with the world as normally as they can, and companies have seen how impactful it can be to make products and services accessible to these communities, both online and offline. With more consumers than ever interacting with their favorite brands on mobile devices, investing in accessible solutions is increasingly a top priority. Since 1999 there have been definitive guidelines on what it means to be an accessible website. Web developers can turn to a host of resources to ensure that all their accessibility-related work actually results in a site that is beneficial to someone with a disability.  For mobile, the book has yet to be written. While accessibility modes and rough guidelines exist for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry, the responsibility lies with the developer to evaluate and determine if their work has resulted in a truly useful product. Quite a few parties have put together their own best practices on designing for accessibility. The Web Accessibility Movement started the conversation around mobile accessibility, and Accessible Tech also offers…

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