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Metriport - Plaid for Healthcare Data

Metriport helps digital health companies access and manage user health and medical data, through an open-source and universal API.

Hello! We’re Dima and Colin, founders of Metriport (S22).

Metriport is Plaid for healthcare data. We help digital health companies access and manage user health and medical data.

Today we’re excited to share our Health Devices API with you, which allows companies to gain access to their users’ health data from various wearables, RPM devices, and mHealth apps. You can check out the public Github repo here: https://github.com/metriport/metriport/

For developers in the healthtech space, building integrations to various sources of healthcare data is a huge pain, as it means wrangling different data formats, gaining access to the APIs in the first place, and ultimately spending precious developer resources building out data pipelines. We solve this pain for you through our single open-source API, which is quick and easy to get started with.

While we’re excited to be launching this product today, we’re also really looking forward to sharing our Medical API with you in the coming months. This FHIR-native API will also be open-source, and will allow companies to access patient medical records across the US, as well as to integrate with common EHRs, such as Epic and Athena. In preparation for this, we’ve officially become SOC 2 and HIPAA compliant, thanks to the awesome team over at Vanta! Feel free to check out more on our Medical API here: https://metriport.com/medical

Integrations

Out of the box, our Health Devices API supports the following integrations:

  • Fitbit
  • Garmin
  • Oura
  • Whoop
  • Withings
  • Cronometer
  • Apple Health
  • Google Fit

We work very closely with our customers, so if there’s an integration you need that’s not currently on roadmap, we’re more than happy to add it and build it into our API. Because we’re also open-source, developers can fork our code and build their own custom integrations!

Getting Started

Getting started with Metriport is simple, and only requires a few steps to start getting data from your users:

  1. Create a Metriport developer account and generate an API key. This can be done in the settings page of our dashboard: https://dash.metriport.com/
  2. Setup the Metriport client on your server and initialize it with your API key. More on that here: https://docs.metriport.com/getting-started/connect-quickstart (our beautiful docs are powered by Mintlify)
  3. Link the Metriport Connect widget into your app. This pre-built widget makes it easy for your users to connect all their data sources into your application.
  4. Get data - now you’re ready to start accessing your users’ health data from their sources they’ve connected!

Highlights

Why did we choose to go open-source? We believe OSS provides an array of opportunities that wouldn’t be possible otherwise:

  • Dev-friendliness - developers can fork our repo and start building right away.

  • Self-hosting - companies have the flexibility to host our code themselves, without the risk of vendor lock-in.

  • Community - if there’s an integration we don’t currently support, developers can build it themselves without having to wait for us, and ultimately improve the product for all future users.

  • Transparency - being able to see what’s under the hood is paramount to establishing trust in a highly regulated space that is the healthcare IT world today. We will be the antithesis to other companies in the space that have given themselves a bad reputation for selling people’s healthcare data to 3rd parties, behind closed doors. And of course, we’re SOC 2 and HIPAA compliant.

We're also offering a hosted SaaS solution for only $0.20 per connected user per month, making it affordable for even small companies, with no minimum platform fees. We believe this will open doors to a wide range of early stage companies and help drive innovation in the digital health industry.

The Team

Dima, CEO, is a software engineer with experience building everything from aerospace systems to highly available cloud database services at Amazon (AWS).

Colin, COO, is a software engineer with experience building consumer health apps, having previously worked for an online health retailer in Vancouver.

Raf and Jorge, both founding engineers, bring a combined 25 years of software engineering experience to Metriport, with backgrounds in technology startups and healthcare. Together, they turbocharge Metriport’s engineering efforts.


We can’t wait to see how this API is used and what new and innovative products and services it helps develop. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and happy developing! 🚀

- The Metriport team