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Summary: Below you'll find a list of APIs, SDKs, and Data sets for health and medicine as of Sep 2018. It is not comprehensive, so use it spark your creativity.

Edits: If you see a mistake, please fix it. If you want to add, update, or improve the collection, please do it thoughtfully. Otherwise, this doc is yours, feel free to make it great!
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CDC Content ServiceAPIhttps://tools.cdc.gov/api/docs/info.aspx#introAccess Center for Disease Control news and content
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CDC Content SyndicationAPIhttps://tools.cdc.gov/syndication/api.aspxAccess Center for Disease Control syndicated content
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CDC WonderAPIhttps://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/WONDER-API.htmlWide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- an easy-to-use, menu-driven system of the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides access to a wide array of public health information.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)APIhttps://developer.cms.gov/Multiple APIs -- Blue Button: claims data, Finder: locate private health insurance plans, Marketplace: access healthcare.gov marketplace. Also includes several bulk data sets.
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR)APIhttps://developer.redoxengine.com/Redox team are former EPIC EMR engineers. They've built one of the best interoperability APIs for entreprise health software. You'll find sample patient data for both in-patient and out-patient care.
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EPIC Medical RecordsAPIhttps://open.epic.com/MyApps/EndpointsEpic is the largest electronic health record vendor. They have a sample API to interact with their EMR system.
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FDAAPIhttps://open.fda.gov/Serves public FDA data about nouns like drugs, devices, and foods. Including product information, approvals, adverse events, etc.
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GarminAPIhttp://developer.garmin.com/health-api/overview/Access Garmin device data, including steps, heart rate, sleep, calories, stress, body composition, distance, intensity, activity
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Google FitAPIhttps://developers.google.com/fit/rest/The Google Fit REST API enables you to store and access user data in the fitness store from apps on any platform.
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Google Healthcare APIAPIhttps://cloud.google.com/healthcare-api/Not available as of Sep 2018, but good resource to see what's in the pipeline and get ideas for hacks
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Media ServicesAPIhttps://api.digitalmedia.hhs.gov/Health and Human services media API
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Human APIAPIhttps://hub.humanapi.co/docs/demo-dataMost comprehensive health API. Scraps data from hundreds of different sources, allowing access to everything from wearable to doctor's notes.
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Microsoft Health CloudAPIhttp://developer.microsoftband.com/Integrate Microsoft Health data into apps, including heart rate, step counts, distance, and calorie data,
access run, bike, golf, guided workout, exercise, and sleep activity data.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) APIAPIhttps://www.nlm.nih.gov/api/Range of APIs and database to look up biological and health data, including biochemistry, genomics, clinical trials, disease states, medical devices, etc.
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Nokia (Withings)APIhttp://developer.health.nokia.com/oauth2/Access data stored in the Health Mate app for users having gave them prior consent, including weight, body fat, activity, sleep, blood pressure and heart rate, and to integrate them into their services.
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SocrataAPIhttps://dev.socrata.com/API platform for accessing any data in the "Open Data Network", which includes many public health, government, and NGO data sets.
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Agency or Health Care Research and QualityDatahttps://www.ahrq.gov/data/resources/index.htmlThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers and others make care safer in all health care settings.
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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemDatahttps://www.cdc.gov/brfss/data_tools.htmNation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services
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County Health RankingsDatahttp://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentationFind national statistics, state-level data, and technical documentation including changes to our measures, guidelines for comparing data across states, information about data years and sources, and more.
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Datahttps://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/Commonly used for lifestyle and nutrition research, particularly for children, mothers, and adolescents.
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MedicareDatahttps://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.aspAll things Medicare: dialysis, drug pricing, pharmacy benefit plans, medical benefit plans
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Medicare Health Outcomes SurveyDatahttps://hosonline.org/en/data-dissemination/research-data-files/Patient-reported outcomes measure used in Medicare managed care
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National Cancer InstituteDatahttps://cbiit.cancer.gov/data/nci-data-catalogCategories of datasets include: Biospecimen, Cancer Screening Trial, Clinical, Drug Discovery, Epidemiology, Genomics, Imaging​, Nanomaterial Characterizations, Networks, Proteomics, Target Discovery
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National Practioner Data BankDatahttps://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/analysistool/Generate datasets for Adverse Action Report (AAR) and Medical Malpractice Payment Report (MMPR) data for the years 1990 through 2017
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Open Data NetworkDatahttps://www.opendatanetwork.com/search?categories=health&ref=hpCatalogue of thousands of public health, government, and NGO datasets.
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Postmarket Drug Surveillance ProgramsDatahttps://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm070093.htmDashboard and bulk data downloads of post-market surveillance of adverse events
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Prescription Drug Coverage - General InformationDatahttps://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/index.html?redirect=/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/06_PerformanceData.aspBulk data downloads on various prescription drug attributes including formularies, pricing, and benefit plans
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Robert Wood Johnson FoundationDatahttps://www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/better-data-for-better-health.htmlRWJF provides several public health datasets, focused particularly on geographic areas
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The Dartmouth Atlas of Health CareDatahttp://www.dartmouthatlas.org/Dartmouth Altas provide geographic health cost and utilization data
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The State of the USADatahttp://www.stateoftheusa.org/NGO covering general stats on USA. Useful visualizations
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USDA Data ProductsDatahttps://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/Broad range of food and health datasets, including types of food, volumes of production, access to food, international trade, etc.
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Apple Care KitSDKhttp://carekit.org/Framework for building clinical care apps
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Apple Health KitSDKhttps://developer.apple.com/documentation/healthkit/health_and_fitness_samples/accessing_health_recordsAccess apps, data, and features of apple ecosystem
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Apple Research KitSDKhttp://researchkit.org/Framework for building health research and clinical trial apps
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FitbitSDKhttps://dev.fitbit.com/Access Fitbit OS to both build apps and clockfaces for Fitbit devices, and access user data on things like sleep and step count.
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Samsung / Android HealthSDKhttps://developer.samsung.com/healthUse samsung software developer kit to build android health apps and samsung health device apps. Must be approved developer.
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