GE Healthcare is a major Company in the US and has an interest in open data. In a recent blog they respond to calls for open APIs:
"At GE Healthcare, we would go a step further. It won't simply be a matter of every vendor publishing its own APIs without reference to common core standards. Ultimately, having hundreds of non-standard APIs is not much better than having hundreds of non-interoperable Health IT Systems. We feel it would be better to agree on a common core API for use cases that would benefit from common cross-vendor APIs"
Last modified 12/08/14