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Table of contents

  1. APIs
    1. General
    2. Reference
  2. Azure
    1. FHIR
  3. Blockchain
    1. General
  4. Design
    1. General
  5. Drug information
    1. FDA
    2. General
    3. NIH
  6. FDA
    1. General
  7. FHIR
    1. General
  8. Funding
    1. General
  9. Genomics
    1. General
  10. Interoperability
    1. Epic
    2. General
  11. Machine learning
    1. General
  12. Medical devices
    1. FDA
  13. Research
    1. General
  14. Search
    1. General
  15. SMART
    1. General
  16. Standards
    1. EHR
    2. FHIR
    3. LOINC
  17. Structured data extraction
    1. Biomedical research
    2. Medications

APIs

General

Link Description
1upHealth 1upHealth provides 100s of health tech companies and systems with the tools they need to create easy and accessible experiences for their users.
Human API The Human API platform connects to US hospitals, clinics, patient portals, pharmacies, labs, HIEs, EHR networks, offline records retrieval partners, wearable devices, and fitness apps, enabling companies to build new technologies and deliver better experiences to customers and users.
Redox Redox is an EHR Integration API that connects your product to healthcare organizations while eliminating infrastructure requirements, data transformation tasks, and security overhead of bespoke integration methods.

Reference

Link Description
ONC API Resource Guide Version 1.0

Azure

FHIR

Link Description
FHIR Converter FHIR Converter is an open source project that enables conversion of health data from legacy formats to FHIR.
FHIR Tools for Anonymization FHIR Tools for Anonymization is an open-source project that helps anonymize healthcare FHIR data, on-premises or in the cloud, for secondary usage such as research, public health, and more.
HealthKitOnFhir HealthKitOnFhir is a Swift library that automates the export of Apple HealthKit Data to a FHIR Server.
IoMT FHIR Connector for Azure The IoMT FHIR Connector for Azure is an open-source project for ingesting data from IoMT (internet of medical things) devices and persisting the data in a FHIR server.

Blockchain

General

Link Description
Blockchain in Healthcare To understand blockchain in healthcare, it is important to have a foundation about how this particular type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) works and how it can be applied to the broader healthcare ecosystem.
MediLedger A Decentralized Network for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Design

General

Link Description
Inspired EHRs This book is dedicated to the development community working tirelessly to computerize the world of medicine, and to the patients and physicians who will benefit.

Drug information

FDA

Link Description
FDA.report Provides access to all FDA databases in a single portal where food, drugs, companies and studies are all linked together for easy navigation and informaiton discovery.
FDALabel Web-based application to search labeling documents of FDA-approved drug products
National Drug Code Directory  
openFDA openFDA provides APIs and raw download access to a number of high-value, high priority and scalable structured datasets, including adverse events, drug product labeling, and recall enforcement reports.
pharmpy pharmpy is an umbrella Python library for searching the FDA NDC directory, Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC), Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) through RxNav, and some other APIs on RxNav.

General

Link Description
DrugBank A pharmaceutical knowledge base that is enabling major advances across the data-driven medicine industry.
DrugCentral DrugCentral is online drug information resource created and maintained by Division of Translational Informatics at University of New Mexico in collaboration with the IDG.
NDC List The complete repository of National Drug Codes Information.
Sider SIDER contains information on marketed medicines and their recorded adverse drug reactions.

NIH

Link Description
DailyMed DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts.
RxMix Creating applications from NLM drug APIs.
RxNav Views RxNav has a number of views (tabs) which display related information of the selected concept.
RxNav in a Box RxNav-in-a-Box provides users with a locally-installable version of RxNav, RxClass, and RESTful companion APIs, including RxNorm, Prescribable, RxTerms, RxClass, and drug-drug interactions.
RxNorm RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, and Gold Standard Drug Database. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary.
RxTerms RxTerms is a drug interface terminology derived from RxNorm for prescription writing or medication history recording (e.g. in e-prescribing systems, PHRs).
RxTerms Search A demo of the RxTerms prescription drug data
Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) The UMLS integrates and distributes key terminology, classification and coding standards, and associated resources to promote creation of more effective and interoperable biomedical information systems and services, including electronic health records.
python-daily-med This library interacts with the United States National Library of Medicine’s Daily Med API.

FDA

General

Link Description
Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Outlines steps to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States.
Orphan Drug Designations and Approvals This page searches the Orphan Drug Product designation database. Searches may be run by entering the product name, orphan designation, and dates. Results can be displayed as a condensed list, detailed list, or an Excel spreadsheet. Click for detailed instructions.
Structured Product Labeling Resources The Structured Product Labeling (SPL) is a document markup standard approved by Health Level Seven (HL7) and adopted by FDA as a mechanism for exchanging product and facility information.

FHIR

General

Link Description
1upHealth FHIR API Quick Start Guide 1upHealth provides a common RESTful API across 10,000+ health centers (our network) with more added each month.
FHIR Fact Sheets FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is an application programming interface (API)-focused standard used to represent and exchange health information maintained by the standards development organization HL7 (Health Level 7).
HL7 FHIR ACCELERATOR Program The HL7 FHIR ACCELERATOR program is designed to assist communities and collaborative groups across the global health care spectrum in the creation and adoption of high quality FHIR Implementation Guides or other standard artifacts to move toward the realization of global health data interoperability.
Intro to FHIR This article is meant as a FHIR 101, or FHIR for dummies.

Funding

General

Link Description
ASHP Grants and Awards Committed to advancing practice by funding pharmacist researchers and residency expansion.
NLM Extramural Programs The Extramural Programs (EP) Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers grants for research projects and research training in biomedical informatics and data science.

Genomics

General

Link Description
BioJupies With BioJupies you can produce in seconds a customized, reusable, and interactive report from your own raw or processed RNA-seq data through a simple user interface.

Interoperability

Epic

Link Description
open.epic.com  

General

Link Description
Center for Medical Interoperability The Center for Medical Interoperability is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems.
Interoperability Institute InterOp.Community, is an emerging collaboration to advance the healthcare interoperability agenda via the use of open platforms and open-source software.
OpenNotes OpenNotes is the international movement promoting and studying transparent communication in healthcare.

Machine learning

General

Link Description
trials.ai Our Smart Protocol solution is revolutionizing the manual way research teams design clinical trials.

Medical devices

FDA

Link Description
AccessGUDID The Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) contains key device identification information submitted to the FDA about medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDI).

Research

General

Link Description
Epic Health Research Network EHRN is a journal for the 21st century, designed for rapid sharing of knowledge with researchers, healthcare professionals, and learners to help solve medical problems.
Real-World Evidence Alliance The RWE Alliance envisions a future in which data generated in everyday clinical practice through electronic health records, administrative claims and billing data, product and disease registries, personal devices, wearables, and health applications will be used to generate evidence that complements clinical trials.

General

Link Description
Clinical Table Search Service A web API service for use with autocomplete-lhc & LHC-Forms

SMART

General

Link Description
Smart Health Cards Framework This implementation guide provides a framework for “Health Cards”, with a short term goal to enable a consumer to receive COVID-19 Vaccination or Lab results and present these results to another party in a verifiable manner.

Standards

EHR

Link Description
openEHR Open industry specifications, models and software for e-health.

FHIR

Link Description
FHIR FHIR is a standard for health care data exchange, published by HL7.
FHIRcast Modern, simple application context synchronization

LOINC

Link Description
LOINC Groups The LOINC groups project aims to give you a flexible, extensible, and computable mechanism for rolling up groups of LOINC codes for various purposes.

Structured data extraction

Biomedical research

Link Description
SPECIALIST NLP Tools The SPECIALIST Natural Language Processing (NLP) Tools have been developed by the The Lexical Systems Group of The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications to investigate the contributions that natural language processing techniques can make to the task of mediating between the language of users and the language of online biomedical information resources.

Medications

Link Description
MedEx MedEx processes free-text clinical records to recognize medication names and signature information, such as drug dose, frequency, route, and duration.
MedXN An open source medication extraction and normalization tool for clinical text
ParseRx Medication sig parser
medExtractR Extraction of Medication Information from Clinical Text