Azure API for FHIR
Easily create and deploy a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) service for health data solutions
Manage health data in the cloud
Rapidly exchange data in the HL7 FHIR standard format with a single, simplified data management solution for protected health information (PHI). Azure API for FHIR lets you quickly connect existing data sources, such as electronic health record systems and research databases. Create new opportunities with analytics, machine learning, and actionable intelligence across your health data.
Provision your fully managed, enterprise-grade FHIR service in the cloud in less than five minutes
Securely manage all protected health data (PHI) in Azure through FHIR APIs
Accelerate machine learning, data analytics, and operational outcomes
Enable secure exchange of health data within a global infrastructure
Manage health data in the cloud
Simplify data management with a single, consistent solution for protected health information (PHI). Azure API for FHIR brings together health data from disparate systems using industry standard HL7 FHIR. This robust, extensible data model standardizes semantics and data exchange so all systems using FHIR can work together.
Enable remote patient monitoring and telehealth
Build a scalable, end-to-end data pipeline that helps secure your PHI data workflows using the Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (IoT Connector). A feature of Azure API for FHIR, the IoT Connector helps secure ingestion of biometric data from devices and normalizes that data into FHIR so you can view it in context with other clinical data sets. Now in public preview.
Your data powering your experiences—controlled by you
Store your PHI data with confidence. Azure security isolates data and provides layered, in-depth defense and advanced threat protection that’s aligned to strict industry compliance standards. Azure covers more than 90 compliance certifications, including ISO 27001, and meets HIPAA regulatory requirements.
Drive better health outcomes
Relate points of data from across disparate systems to create richer datasets. Use these datasets to enable advanced analytics scenarios that promote better health outcomes. Connect people and health data in intelligent new ways across your infrastructure, productivity applications, business applications, and analytics.
Secure management of PHI in Azure
- Azure API for FHIR meets HIPAA regulatory requirements and is ISO 27001–certified. Learn more.
- Securely connect systems that use FHIR APIs.
- Get role-based access control to manage data storage and access.
Simple, transparent pricing that lets you plan ahead
No upfront cost or surprises—pay only for what you need. Azure API for FHIR pricing is based on structured storage used, provisioned throughput, and service runtime.Get pricing details
Documentation and tutorials
Driving innovation in the health industry
"The ability to one-click deploy an FHIR server as a managed service allows us to think more about our applications and customer needs, and less about the plumbing required to store and represent clinical data."Brian Kolowitz, Director of Product Management, UPMC Enterprises
"We're expecting to reduce operational workloads, increase data control, improve data de-identification, and enable our data scientists to move faster with data normalized in the FHIR standard that benefits from a community of developers based upon FHIR resources."Dr. Sachin Kheterpal, Associate Dean of Research Information Technology, University of Michigan
"We are leveraging the Microsoft FHIR Server on Azure so my team can focus on what's really important for our business, which is helping patients' outcomes and working with providers. We have a big, audacious goal of moving customer data to the cloud. Azure is very elastic and secure, so we're going all in."Marc Willard, Vice President, Digital Health and Analytics, Humana
"Azure API for FHIR allows us to focus on designing solutions for healthcare organizations without having to worry about security or scalability. At Darena Solutions, we are committed to empowering healthcare organizations with adaptive solutions such as BlueButtonPRO™, enabling us and our customers to fully leverage the opportunities HL7 FHIR® offers."Pawan Jindal, MD, CEO and President, Darena Solutions
Frequently asked questions about Azure API for FHIR
At the most basic level, APIs are meant to help systems talk to each other. Azure API for FHIR aims to improve health technologies’ interoperability and make it easier to manage data—to help address core challenges faced by health organizations today.
HL7 FHIR, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, is an open-standard data model that enables data interoperability for systems using FHIR. Learn more.
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FHIR® is the registered trademark of HL7 and is used with the permission of HL7.