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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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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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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Team InsureCare leverages BetterDoctor API to build new visual healthcare tool, wins Integrate 2015 Hackathon

SAN FRANCISCO — BetterDoctor is proud to honor the winners of the Integrate 2015 Hackathon, InsureCare, a visual application helping people to decide which insurance provider will give them an access to the largest network of best health care providers in their area. This tool, powered by the BetterDoctor API, helps people to compare plans. This is especially useful for consumers during open enrollment times or when people are moving to new cities or getting new jobs.

This women-led team focused on solving the common problem of finding a doctor that is in-network based on one’s insurance. For example, if one moves to a new city and discovers their current insurance does not cover any doctors in the area, they can quickly and easily identify the best insurance companies for their needs.

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BetterDoctor API: Free access to data on 1,000,000 doctors

At BetterDoctor, we come to work everyday to empower Americans to make better healthcare decisions.

Over the past three years we’ve helped over 10,000,000 people find the right provider for their unique needs, connecting them with high quality providers in every state, city and specialty.

Today, we’re proud to make the same data that powers our search available to all via our free API. (more…)

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