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VA Developer Hub

 

VA Tools for Developers

Welcome to VA's Developer hub, where developers will find access to featured application programming interfaces and web services. This page will be updated as new developer tools, data, and resources become available.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web Services

VetSuccess API Web Service

VetSuccess.gov serves as a virtual transition and employment resource center for Veterans seeking employment and employers who want to hire Veterans. Through the VetSuccess API Web Service, registered employers can post available jobs without having to complete manual entry or edits of job forms directly within VetSuccess.gov. With some initial set up, employers can integrate directly to the VetSuccess API Web Serivce, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications. Veterans can browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions online. If you have questions regarding VetSuccess.gov of the API Web Service, please contact VetSuccess Technical Support.
VetSuccess API Web Service
Registration for API
Manual for API

Nationwide Gravesite Locations API
The Nationwide Gravesite Locations API provides access to the VA National Cemetary Administration's dataset of gravesite locations within all 50 U.S. states and territories.
Nationwide Gravesite Locations API

VA Facilities Locator Web Service

The facilities web service provides summary and detail information about VA facilities.
National Facilities Locator Web Service

VA Press Releases

The methods of this web service make queries to the VA Press Releases database.
VA Press Releases Web Service

Local Weather

The local Weather web service obtains current weather information for a valid 5-digit zip code from the National Weather Service.
Local Weather Web Service

Datasets

DATA.gov

The website, Data.gov is a catalog of more than 370,000 raw and geospatial datasets from 171 federal agencies and subagencies, along with tools and highlights. Data from these agencies, as well as from participating cities, counties, and foreign countries are available for downloading. VA has provided more than 425 datasets on data.gov, and adds new datasets on a regular basis. Visit data.gov and view an expandable, sortable list of VA's publicly available datasets.

Open Source Resources

OSEHRA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a full spectrum Electronic Health Record (EHR) through its internally developed Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture (VistA). Undergoing continuous enhancement since the early 1980s, VistA is now recognized as one of the premier health care IT solutions in the world. All clinicians in VA use VistA, including its clinician GUI called CPRS, to review and update patient information, to place orders, including medications, special procedures, x-rays, patient care nursing orders, diets, and laboratory tests, to manage problem lists, write progress notes, capture and view images and schedule patients for appointments. Using CPRS, clinicians can view all relevant data on a patient in a way that directly supports clinical decision-making. The comprehensive cover sheet displays timely, patient-centric information, including active problems, allergies, current medications, recent laboratory results, vital signs, hospitalization, and outpatient clinic history. This information is displayed immediately when a patient is selected, and provides an accurate overview of the patient's current status before clinical interventions are ordered. VistA also offers support to the operations of health centers via budget, procurement, equipment support and other critical health care facility support operations. VistA has been implemented by many outside the VA in support of state, county and private care facilities and has been adapted for use by non-US consumers as well by securing VistA through FOIA. Recognizing this large community, and seeking a means to benefit from what others have achieved via their VistA adaptations, VA sponsored an Open Source program. Today, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) provides the means to readily obtain a copy of VistA (redacted to protect licensed tools and to protect sensitive VA content) with full documentation for use by others. In addition, the full spectrum of open source activities are promoted. Details can be found at osehra.org.

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