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Health IT and FHIR insights, stories, and resources.

Our blog where we share knowledge, perspectives and stories of FHIR, health IT and digital health innovation.

Using FHIR for data persistence is becoming a popular topic of discussion in the community. Our CTO shares his thoughts on when and why you would use FHIR as the storage format for your healthcare data.

Should you use FHIR resources as your data storage format?

Using FHIR for data persistence is becoming a popular topic of discussion in the community. Our CTO shares his thoughts on when and why you would use FHIR as the storage format for your healthcare data.
Niquola Ryzhikov
September 6, 2018
Our CTO provides a brief technical overview of the HL7 FHIR Standard, from analysis of HL7 FHIR healthcare informational data model to potential use cases using FHIR APIs and potential limitations you should be aware of when planning to develop using FHIR standard.

The FHIR Guide for CTOs and technical leaders

Our CTO provides a brief technical overview of the HL7 FHIR Standard, from analysis of HL7 FHIR healthcare informational data model to potential use cases using FHIR APIs and potential limitations you should be aware of when planning to develop using FHIR standard.
Niquola Ryzhikov
August 27, 2018
Machine learning is getting adoption in healthcare because of the more sophisticated technological solutions that generate a tremendous amount of clinical data. To address this problem FHIR community developed many solutions which we discuss in this post.

FHIR and Machine Learning (ML)

Machine learning is getting adoption in healthcare because of the more sophisticated technological solutions that generate a tremendous amount of clinical data. To address this problem FHIR community developed many solutions which we discuss in this post.
Pavel Smirnov
August 24, 2018
We're launching the FHIRbase Dojo, a blog dedicated to sharing the knowledge about practical applications of FHIR standard in the development of modern clinical data storage and analytics applicaitons.

Announcing the FHIRbase Dojo!

We're launching the FHIRbase Dojo, a blog dedicated to sharing the knowledge about practical applications of FHIR standard in the development of modern clinical data storage and analytics applicaitons.
Grigory Nokhrin
August 24, 2018
The detailed recap of the first FHIR conference in Eastern Europe, which took place during the summer of 2018. One of the highlights of the conference was the appearance by Grahame Grieve with his lectures about the history of the FHIR standard and the importance of nurturing international HL7 FHIR

FHIR Starter 2018: Recap of the first FHIR conference in Eastern Europe

The detailed recap of the first FHIR conference in Eastern Europe, which took place during the summer of 2018. One of the highlights of the conference was the appearance by Grahame Grieve with his lectures about the history of the FHIR standard and the importance of nurturing international HL7 FHIR
Anthony J. Chan
July 16, 2018
FHIR standard simplifies the development process with out of the box healthcare data models, RESTful APIs and robust guidelines for integration with legacy healthcare data standards such as HL7 V2, CCD, and others.

Using FHIR to Simplify Healthcare Application Development

FHIR standard simplifies the development process with out of the box healthcare data models, RESTful APIs and robust guidelines for integration with legacy healthcare data standards such as HL7 V2, CCD, and others.
Pavel Smirnov
April 3, 2018
Over the last six years, we have consulted on the development of countless HL7 FHIR enterprise-level healthcare applications. In this post, we share the advantages of incorporating the FHIR standard in your health IT project and strategies to overcome the potential shortcomings effectively.

FHIR: What's great, what isn't so good, and what it's not built to do

Over the last six years, we have consulted on the development of countless HL7 FHIR enterprise-level healthcare applications. In this post, we share the advantages of incorporating the FHIR standard in your health IT project and strategies to overcome the potential shortcomings effectively.
Pavel Smirnov
March 15, 2018
We helped HeartSmart develop a machine learning platform that helps with cardiovascular disease detection by processing clinical data in the cloud. This post explains how the new healthcare technology is changing provider workflows, lowering costs, and improving care delivery efficiency.

Moving Cardiovascular Disease Detection to the Cloud

We helped HeartSmart develop a machine learning platform that helps with cardiovascular disease detection by processing clinical data in the cloud. This post explains how the new healthcare technology is changing provider workflows, lowering costs, and improving care delivery efficiency.
Anthony J. Chan
January 5, 2018
Digital health company Narus Health build two FHIR applications - a cloud electronic health record and a mobile application - to support employee health. Storing their healthcare data in a backend FHIR server and building with FHIR APIs significantly cut costs and time to market.

FHIR Success Story: Narus Health Connects Patients, Families and Providers

Digital health company Narus Health build two FHIR applications - a cloud electronic health record and a mobile application - to support employee health. Storing their healthcare data in a backend FHIR server and building with FHIR APIs significantly cut costs and time to market.
Anthony J. Chan
November 20, 2017
We presented our Aidbox FHIR backend at the Duke University FHIR Applications Roundtable and explained how using a FHIR server and FHIR APIs to handle healthcare data simplifies development of modern health applications. The event featured speakers who shared their FHIR implementations.

Thoughts on the Duke University FHIR Applications Roundtable

We presented our Aidbox FHIR backend at the Duke University FHIR Applications Roundtable and explained how using a FHIR server and FHIR APIs to handle healthcare data simplifies development of modern health applications. The event featured speakers who shared their FHIR implementations.
Pavel Smirnov
October 26, 2017
Making sure your healthcare data is secure is a top priority for any health information system. Here’s what you should think about when managing access control for your FHIR server.

Choosing Access Control Model for a Generic FHIR Server

Making sure your healthcare data is secure is a top priority for any health information system. Here’s what you should think about when managing access control for your FHIR server.
Nikolay Rizhikov
April 14, 2017
The FHIR standard is becoming the de facto way to manage healthcare data. Our CTO explains why FHIR implementations with dynamic languages could provide valuable feedback to the FHIR standard and FHIR community.

Implementing FHIR in Dynamic Languages

The FHIR standard is becoming the de facto way to manage healthcare data. Our CTO explains why FHIR implementations with dynamic languages could provide valuable feedback to the FHIR standard and FHIR community.
Niquola Ryzhikov
April 14, 2017
Deciding between which healthcare data standard to use can be hard. We evaluated whether HL7 v2, v3 & CDA, or FHIR is the best choice for a laboratory integration project. We found FHIR is the best choice because the FHIR API perfectly compliments the custom API of the laboratory system.

Choosing FHIR for Laboratory Integration

Deciding between which healthcare data standard to use can be hard. We evaluated whether HL7 v2, v3 & CDA, or FHIR is the best choice for a laboratory integration project. We found FHIR is the best choice because the FHIR API perfectly compliments the custom API of the laboratory system.
Niquola Ryzhikov
April 14, 2017
Many people are talking about microservies as the preferred approach to structure complex health information systems. But there are overlooked consequences to using microservices over monolithic architectures.

Thoughts About Microservices

Many people are talking about microservies as the preferred approach to structure complex health information systems. But there are overlooked consequences to using microservices over monolithic architectures.
Niquola Ryzhikov
April 14, 2017
The new ONC Health IT Certification Program is about having electronic health records open up clinical data to third party applications with APIs. The new FHIR standard can enable access to healthcare data with RESTful FHIR APIs.

Meaningful Use Stage 3: ONC-certified API for your health care application

The new ONC Health IT Certification Program is about having electronic health records open up clinical data to third party applications with APIs. The new FHIR standard can enable access to healthcare data with RESTful FHIR APIs.
Pavel Smirnov
April 14, 2017
The HL7 FHIR standard has great potential to change how we handle healthcare data and the industry approach to health informatics. FHIR can help electronic health records and legacy health systems move away from monolithic architectures to becoming open platforms.

Transforming Healthcare IT

The HL7 FHIR standard has great potential to change how we handle healthcare data and the industry approach to health informatics. FHIR can help electronic health records and legacy health systems move away from monolithic architectures to becoming open platforms.
Pavel Smirnov
April 14, 2017
Electronic health records systems have been great at capturing healthcare data, but remain difficult and expensive to customize. The new FHIR standard gives us ways to quickly build flexible, modern health systems at low costs with FHIR servers, FHIR APIs, and FHIR development tools.

Starting a Health IT project with the FHIR standard at your healthcare organization

Electronic health records systems have been great at capturing healthcare data, but remain difficult and expensive to customize. The new FHIR standard gives us ways to quickly build flexible, modern health systems at low costs with FHIR servers, FHIR APIs, and FHIR development tools.
Pavel Smirnov
April 14, 2017
Convenient care clinics are becoming a popular way of increasing patient engagement and satisfaction. Our CEO did some personal research on the best ways to design and develop a healthcare information system for Walmart clinics.

How do we build the best Convenient Healthcare Clinics?

Convenient care clinics are becoming a popular way of increasing patient engagement and satisfaction. Our CEO did some personal research on the best ways to design and develop a healthcare information system for Walmart clinics.
Pavel Smirnov
April 14, 2017
Digital health innovation drives patient engagement, lowers costs and improves the quality of care. Having a team of FHIR experts who understand electronic health records systems and know how to manage healthcare data the right way will help open the doors to innovation at your organization.

Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with HL7 FHIR

Digital health innovation drives patient engagement, lowers costs and improves the quality of care. Having a team of FHIR experts who understand electronic health records systems and know how to manage healthcare data the right way will help open the doors to innovation at your organization.
Pavel Smirnov
April 11, 2017

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