ePSS API

Overview

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS API utilizes a Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture to return USPSTF Recommendations data over http from the ePSS server that can be integrated into other third-party web and mobile applications. The data requested via the API is retrieved by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors and structured with JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to provide ePSS data in a lightweight, text-based, and human-readable format.

The ePSS Web application can be accessed at http://epss.ahrq.gov/ePSS. Visit http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/products.jsp for more information on additional ePSS products.

Instructions for Use

The following link provides instructions for using the ePSS API and includes field descriptions, object format and sample code and queries to implement and request data via ePSS API: View ePSS API Instructions

Request ePSS API

Access to the ePSS API requires prior approval. Submit request for ePSS API access to uspstfpda@ahrq.gov. Please include contact information and a brief overview of how the API is to be used.