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Azure Health Data Services

Unify and manage health data and protected health information (PHI) in the cloud.

Improve patient and research outcomes with analytics and insights

Azure Health Data Services is a suite of purpose-built technologies for protected health information (PHI) in the cloud. It's built on the global open standards Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)® and Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine (DICOM). Ensure data privacy within compliance boundaries, de-identify data for secondary use, and generate insights with analytics and AI tools.

The evolution of Azure API for FHIR

Azure Health Data Services is the evolved version of Azure API for FHIR and offers additional technology and services. Existing customers can continue using the product without disruption to service or change in pricing structure.

Quick deployment of managed, enterprise-grade FHIR, DICOM, and MedTech services.

Tools to combine disparate health datasets and standardize data in the cloud.

Connectors to Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Machine Learning, and Power BI to generate insights from real-world data.

Designed for protected health information (PHI), meeting all regional compliance requirements including HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA.

Streamline health workloads

Unify healthcare data in the cloud to make PHI easier to exchange across the care continuum. Standardize diverse data streams such as clinical, imaging, device, and unstructured data using FHIR, DICOM, and MedTech services.

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Gain insights from PHI data in real time

Prepare standardized data for advanced AI and machine learning applications and create cohorts for clinical research and trials. Connect to Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics for visualizations and analytics, use SMART on FHIR apps to build new applications, and apply machine learning to create new algorithms for diagnosis assistance and research.

Build on a trusted cloud for healthcare

Azure Health Data Services is HITRUST CSF certified, which helps organizations store PHI in accordance with HIPAA and GDPR requirements and meet ONC and CMS mandates. Control access of health data with application monitoring and role-based access controls within a compliance boundary.

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Decentralize clinical trials with remote monitoring

Move from reactive to proactive care for better patient outcomes and experiences. Use the MedTech service to ingest high-frequency biometric data from devices, including wearables. Standardize that data into FHIR to view in context with other clinical datasets. Enable remote monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, accelerate decentralized clinical trials, and allow patients access to virtual care.

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Process imaging data quickly and at scale

Streamline radiology and digital pathology workflows with DICOM cast technology. Manage, store, query, retrieve, and exchange DICOM files in the cloud. Query metadata across clinical and imaging records to reduce time to diagnosis. Process medical imaging data into research cohorts quickly and at scale.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

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Trusted by companies of all sizes

Developing advanced predictive models

Data science teams at Humana collaborated with Microsoft to explore developing a system to identify potential gaps in patient care and engage care teams to offer support for high-risk patients.


"Bring trusted health innovation closer to the patient through AI-powered SAS Health solutions on Azure."

Steve Kearney, PharmD, Global Medical Director, SAS


"ZEISS is able to connect our medical technology to Microsoft's cloud enabling improved clinical workflows in a secure environment."

Euan S. Thomson, PhD, President, Ophthalmic Devices and Head of Digital Business, ZEISS Medical Technology


"Without the Azure API for FHIR that Sensoria Health used for the clinician remote monitoring software, we'd be fighting diabetic foot disease with one arm tied behind our backs."

Dr. David Armstrong, Cofounder, Southwestern Academic Limb


"At MultiCare Connected Care, our mission is partnering for healing and a healthy future. MultiCare is utilizing the Azure platform to scale our pilot project to multiple partners."

Anna Taylor, Director of Operations, MultiCare Connected Care

MultiCare Connected Care (MCC)

"We are excited to use Microsoft's Medical Imaging Server for DICOM with IMS CloudVue and are impressed with the speed with which the Microsoft team has enabled our FDA approved viewer."

Vittorio Accomazzi, CTO, International Medical Solutions (IMS)

International Medical Solutions (IMS)
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Health Data Services

  • Azure Health Data Services has evolved to support multiple health data standards for the exchange of structured data. A single collection of APIs allows you to deploy multiple data service instances of different service types (FHIR, DICOM, and IoT Connector) that work seamlessly with one another.

  • HL7 FHIR, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, is an open-standard data model that enables data interoperability for systems using FHIR. Learn more.

  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for the communication and management of medical imaging information and related data. DICOM is most commonly used for storing and transmitting medical images enabling the integration of medical imaging devices such as scanners, servers, workstations, printers, network hardware, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) from multiple manufacturers.

  • Detailed pricing information is available on the pricing page.

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