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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.

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.

Humana

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

Steve Kearney, PharmD, Global Medical Director, SAS
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
Zeiss

"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, Co-founder, Southwestern Academic Limb
Sensoria

"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)

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

Tools to combine disparate health datasets and standardise 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. Standardise 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 standardised 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 visualisations and analytics, use SMART on FHIR apps to build new applications, and apply machine learning to create new algorithms for diagnosis assistance and research.

Analyse FHIR data with Azure Synapse Analytics

Build on a trusted cloud for healthcare

Azure Health Data Services is HITRUST CSF certified, which helps organisations 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.

Learn about CMS patient access rule

Decentralise 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. Standardise that data into FHIR to view in context with other clinical datasets. Enable remote monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, accelerate decentralised clinical trials, and allow patients access to virtual care.

Learn how Humana monitors patients remotely

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.

Read about the Medical Imaging Server for DICOM

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Plan ahead with simple, transparent pricing

  • No upfront costs or surprises—pay for only what you need.
  • Azure Health Data Services pricing is based on structured storage used, provisioned throughput, and service runtime.
  • Existing Azure API for FHIR customers can continue using the product without disruption to service or change in pricing structure.

Get started with an Azure free account

Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 40+ other services that are always free.

After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.

After 12 months, you'll keep getting 40+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

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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