From midwives to paramedics to nurses to dentists… healthcare goes digital

Learning company Pearson has opened up the API for its Nursing & Health Survival Guides through the company’s expanding Plug & Play platform.

The books support a range of healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, dental nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics and social workers. The API will incorporate a subset of guides from the series, with more to follow in the coming months.

Subjects covered include areas from diabetes and cancer care to dental nursing. The guides are aimed as quick reference aides, providing help to health and social care students and professionals while in practice and studying. All IP created using the data will apparently remain with the developer.

”The healthcare sector is a digital growth area and making this new API available will allow developers to address this need and find new creative ways to bring the information to life”, said Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies at Pearson.

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