What is Human API?
Human API is a third-party platform that lets patients share their health data with different health applications and systems. Human API works with different organizations likes hospitals, pharmacies, and labs to ensure that data from electronic medical records (EMRs) can be authenticated and securely shared with other companies. Sema4 works closely with Human API to make sure your health data is shared safely and accurately.
What is Human API's role in My Health?
Our partnership with Human API allows us to pull your EMR data from thousands of other healthcare institutions. Once you log into your health institution, lab, or pharmacy through Human API in your Sema4 patient portal account, we immediately start fetching your health information to be displayed on your My Health timeline.
Do I need to create a separate Human API account in order to see my records?
After you finish connecting your health data to your Sema4 account, you will see a prompt asking you to sign up for a Human API account. This prompt appears because of the way Sema4 and Human API are integrated – your health data is connected to Sema4 through Human API.
Creating a Human API account will let you manage your health data directly on the Human API platform, and share your health data with other partners in addition to Sema4. You do not need to sign up for a separate Human API account to see your health data in My Health. All of the data you connect will be visible on your My Health timeline in your Sema4 account.
If you do choose to create a separate Human API account, please note that opting out of Sema4's My Health feature will not remove your health information from Human API. You will have to opt out of Human API separately through their website.
What if I don’t see my provider listed as a data source through Human API?
Human API’s network covers 85% percent of hospitals in the United States, but it is possible that some smaller practices do not have their EMRs integrated with Human API.
Your data may become available in the future as more institutions and practices integrate with Human API.
Why is my Mount Sinai connection different from my Human API connections?
Sema4 is a Mount Sinai venture, and this partnership allows you to connect your Mount Sinai health data to your My Health account directly and instantly. Your data is connected and retrieved through our EMR connection with Mount Sinai, rather than through a platform like Human API.