Dataline is continually working to improve its software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. In order to focus our development efforts and help our customer base achieve their strategic business initiatives, we will be discontinuing support of the Snoflake SNOMED Browser and the SnAPI programming interface as of 28 February 2017.
Please be aware, to use SnAPI you will need a valid registration and associated GUID. This can be found in your user details once logged into Snoflake.
Dataline Software, architects of the Snoflake browser have developed SnAPI™, an application programming interface for Snomed CT. This will allow organisations and application developers the opportunity to deploy Snomed CT lookups in their own applications simply and with the minimal of Snomed CT knowledge. If you are currently developing, or are maintaining a healthcare application that needs Snomed integration, SnAPI™ can speed development and help you concentrate on the user experience without having to worry about developing the complex data structures associated with Snomed CT integration.
An application programming interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program to enable interaction with other software, much in the same way that a user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers. APIs determine the vocabulary and calling conventions the programmer should employ to use their services.
Dataline’s SnAPI™ solution can be deployed centrally across the internet, or via a hospital, trust or other organisations extranet, allowing the calling application access to all Snomed CT data via the SnAPI™ methods.
SnAPI™ includes the following components:
The following diagram shows the architecture of Dataline’s SnAPI™.
We are also developing further API calls including, localised favourites, department favourites, further filter criteria, subsets, etc. If you are interested in any particular area that you wish the API to include, please don't hesitate to contact us.