Health& signs on with Validic for device data feeds
Melbourne-based digital health information provider Health& has partnered with US firm Validic to use its application programming interface (API) capabilities to connect data from fitness and medical devices with the personal electronic health record Health& is building.
Validic is a North Carolina-based start-up that is doing some of the hard yards in developing APIs for the numerous medical and wellness devices now on the market.
The company says it is now supporting more than 215 devices, including new digital health technologies such as activity devices and wellness applications from Microsoft, Sony and Epson, remote 'wellness station' or health kiosk Higi, and Visiomed's BeWell Connect, which provides several medical-grade devices to remotely manage patients' health and wellness.
For Health&, Validic will take care of the technology required to upload data from apps and devices to Health&'s planned personal EHR. Health&'s portal, which is due to be released early next year, will include a personalised dashboard with links to health records and data from devices and apps, a content library and the 'dynamic digital doctor' that allows consumers to receive truly personalised information and is the core of Health&'s ambitious technology platform.
Health& CEO John Stewart said that by using Validic's technology, Health& will be able to deliver its application far more quickly, with better results and functionality, at a lower cost.
“Validic is building the links between apps and consumer devices and the sort of software that we are building,” Mr Stewart said.
“To create links for all of the consumer health devices out there is a huge undertaking for software companies like ours so Validic has taken on the job of building APIs for all of those devices, and then we'll build an API to Validic. It is the connectivity that digital health needs.”
Validic also offers the capability to capture digital health data from Bluetooth-enabled devices and new technologies like Apple Health directly into its clients' own mobile applications.
It has built an Apple Health library and a HealthKit API that can be connected to iOS mobile applications for healthcare organisations.
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