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LEAP in Health IT Program Overview, 2020 (and 2019) Awards

Avinash Shanbhag | September 23, 2020

Today, ONC announced the latest awards under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity, which supports innovation to address emerging challenges and advance the development and use of interoperable health IT. These projects tackle creation of new standards, methods, and tools, such as application programing interfaces (APIs) and mobile applications (apps), to improve care delivery and advance research capabilities.

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Application Programming Interfaces in Health IT

Avinash Shanbhag | June 11, 2020

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are powerful tools that help support interoperability in healthcare. Simply put, APIs allow a software “Application A” to interact with a software “Application B” without Application A needing to know how Application B’s software is designed internally. APIs can be used for several things, including the ability to for software applications to share information. From the example above, Application A could request information from Application B or ask Application B to place a pushpin on a map at a specific longitude and latitude.

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Join Us at ONC’s Virtual Tech Forum on August 10-11, 2020

Avinash Shanbhag | June 9, 2020

Have you ever found yourself asking any of the following questions?

  • What advances are needed in application programming interfaces (APIs) to support faster, better and more scalable access to health information?
  • What technical underpinnings would support future nationwide, trusted exchange?
  • How can technology seamlessly interoperate across the continuum of care?
  • How can data standards evolve to support expanding needs of healthcare?

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