Human API’s platform provides a means of accessing and sharing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources-compatible (FHIR) health records among physicians, startups, enterprises, and insurers.
Human API, a San Mateo, California-based company developing an AI pipeline that structures health data into a standardized format, this week raised over $20 million. A spokesperson for the startup says the capital will be used to scale new products and services that support product design, risk stratification, clinical trial recruitment, population health management, patient monitoring, and chronic disease management.
On October 1, the U.S. 21st Century Cures Act came into force. Signed into law in December 2016, the legislation aims to drive innovation by requiring that patients be provided access to their health information. But opening up electronic health records doesn’t make the data within them standardized; some experts estimate that as many as half of records are mismatched when data is transferred between health care systems.
Human API’s platform provides a means of accessing and sharing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources-compatible (FHIR) health records among physicians, startups, enterprises, and insurers. (FHIR is the standard that describes formats, elements, and APIs for exchanging electronic health records.) But the company’s technology also transforms that health data — which comes from hospitals, pharmacies, labs, wearable devices, fitness apps, and over 28,000 other sources — by normalizing and structuring it as it’s ingested. Leveraging inference models personalized to individual profiles, Human API converts unstructured data into a consistent format (e.g., PDF, JSON, or CSV) that’s enriched with industry-standard coding systems.