Why Epicodus Coding School chose BetterDoctor API for their JavaScript classes

“Create an interactive webpage where users may research doctors in their area with up-to-date information, in order to make informed decisions about their medical care.”

Does this sound like a service you would use? This is the prompt for one assignment in an Epicodus JavaScript class. Over the last few months, students at Epicodus Coding School have been creating and powering their apps with BetterDoctor’s provider data via our free API. We’re proud to collaborate with such an innovative and forward-thinking coding school!

I interviewed Courtney, Curriculum Developer at Epicodus, about their creative projects in the health space. 

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Use BetterDoctor’s API at ProPublica’s First Hackathon in Chicago to Design Innovative New Healthcare Solutions

BetterDoctor is proud to announce our participation at ProPublica’s First Hackathon in Chicago to design innovative health care solutions. BetterDoctor brings accuracy to doctor data with a real-time platform, master database and API services that enable everyone to add doctor data to their systems, websites and applications. Today, BetterDoctor API and data tools power health insurance companies, healthcare startups and doctor search tools.

With this hackathon, ProPublica celebrates the launch of their Vital Signs API and invite developers to Chicago to create solutions for helping patients receive better, more affordable health care.

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Have you Received a BetterDoctor Request to Verify Your Provider Directory Information?

California physicians, if you’ve heard from us, we want to hear from you!

Federal and state laws require doctors to update information about themselves and their practice for each health plan with whom they contract. Failure to do so may result in penalties that range from removal from health plan directories to termination of health plan participation. This post answers frequently asked questions about provider directories, your role as physicians in keeping them updated, and how BetterDoctor can help.

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EVENT RECAP: What’s next for Healthcare Investing?

Last Thursday, we hosted our first meetup of this year, “Investor Talks”, where we heard the perspectives of three health tech investors.

The crowd consisted of medical professionals, preventive health entrepreneurs, and engineers and they were eager to hear what investors were thinking about and how they envisioned the next ten years of healthcare investing. Below is a quick recap of our event.

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BetterDoctor’s Data Validation Work Helps AHIP Health Plans Comply with Provider Directory Regulations

Independent Report Evaluates AHIP-Led Provider Directory Pilot’s Successes and Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO (March 9, 2017)– America’s Insurance Plans released an issue brief today, conducted by the NORC at the University of Chicago, which finds challenges and opportunities to improve provider directories. The brief is an independent evaluation of an AHIP pilot during April-September of 2016 with member health plans and evaluates the competitively selected data validation work of BetterDoctor and Availity.

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The BetterDoctor API: Updates and New Features to Come in 2017!

Last year was a phenomenal year for the BetterDoctor API. The amount of developers using the BetterDoctor API grew by 70 % and their intense coding resulted in 1340 % growth in API calls. We were also honored to get the Best of Health Care API award. Thank you for using our API!

So what’s coming in 2017? This year, we’re going to do our best to help our developer community create healthcare related applications using our API. To do this, we have enabled our new API users to 50 calls per minute, so if you’d like a higher rate limit send us a note.

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BetterDoctor Selected as Presenting Host Company at NewCo 2017 Bay Area Festival

Join us on February 9th to talk healthcare!

BetterDoctor is honored to to have been selected as a presenting host company at NewCo’s 2017 Bay Area Festival. Over 2,000 attendees and 140+ companies will open their doors to engage our community with innovative ideas. NewCo is an internationally renowned organization whose mission it is to identify, celebrate, and connect the engines of positive change in our society.

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