Microsoft is expanding the ecosystem of FHIR® for developers with a new tool to securely ingest, normalize, and persist Protected Health Information (PHI) from IoMT devices in the cloud. Continuing our commitment to remove the barriers of interoperability in healthcare, we are excited to expand our portfolio of Open Source Software (OSS) to support the HL7 FHIR Standard (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource).
Today, Microsoft becomes the first cloud with a fully managed, first-party service to ingest, persist, and manage healthcare data in the native FHIR format. The Azure API for FHIR® is releasing today in generally availability to all Azure customers.The core mission in healthcare is to deliver better health outcomes, and the data standard fueling the future of that mission is FHIR.
Since the launch of the open source FHIR Server for Azure on GitHub last November, we have been humbled by the tremendously positive response and surge in the use of FHIR in the healthcare community.
Today, we’re releasing the Azure API for FHIR which enables rapid exchange of data according to the HL7 FHIR specification and is backed by a fully managed Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) offering in the cloud. Scalable and secure ingestion, management, and persistence of Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud, provisioned and running in just minutes.