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An open protocol for healthcare data management and sharing in the cloud

What is FHIR®?

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting the emerging standard HL7 FHIR®, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. This robust, extensible data model standardizes semantics and data exchange so all systems using FHIR® can work together.

Manage healthcare data in the cloud

Azure API for FHIR® enables rapid exchange of data in the FHIR format and is backed by a managed Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) offering in the cloud. Simplify data management with a single, consistent solution for protected health information. Move your clinical health data to the cloud and increase interoperability using the FHIR® data standard. Quickly connect your existing data sources, such as electronic health record systems or research databases. Create new options for analytics, machine learning, and actionable intelligence across your health data.

Expand interoperability with FHIR®

Connect with any system that uses FHIR® APIs for read, write, search, and other functions. Consolidate, normalize, and apply machine learning using clinical data from electronic health records, clinician and patient dashboards, remote monitoring programs, and more. Expand interoperability across your internal data systems or with external databases that have FHIR® APIs. Increase the value of your data and respond to changing business dynamics more easily.

Control access to healthcare data

Azure API for FHIR® meets regulatory compliance requirements for healthcare data management and conforms to global health privacy and security standards. You control how the data is stored and accessed by defining role-based access to individual datasets.

It supports a broad range of global standards:

Audit logs and tracking

Quickly track where your data is going with built-in audit logs. Track access, creation, modification, and reads within each data store.

Open source implementation

FHIR® Server for Azure on GitHub is a community-driven project that gives developers the flexibility to modify the FHIR® implementation when moving applications to the cloud. It has been designed for agile extensibility and is set up for better data ingestion, necessary for machine learning scenarios.

FHIR® is the registered trademark of HL7 and is used with the permission of HL7.

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