Today, we take a giant step toward making the dream of interoperability in healthcare real. Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform as a service (PaaS) offering designed exclusively to support Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud. Azure Health Data Services is a new way of working with unified data—providing your team with a platform to support both transactional and analytical workloads from the same data store and enabling cloud computing to transform how we develop and deliver AI across the healthcare ecosystem.
ZEISS partnered with Microsoft to power the ZEISS Medical Ecosystem with the Azure Healthcare APIs. ZEISS Meditec is collaborating with ZEISS Digital Innovation as the implementation partner for the data platform and multiple ecosystem applications. ZEISS Digital Innovation is a provider of custom software development services, implementing and operating innovative digital healthcare solutions for the ZEISS group and clients outside ZEISS.
The teams at Humana believed they had enough data to explore the possibility of proactively identifying when patients were heading toward a high-risk event, and they put Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and AI technology to the test.
Today Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is expanding our portfolio of interoperability data services. In October 2019, Microsoft became the first cloud with a fully managed, first-party service to ingest, persist, and manage structured healthcare data in the native Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) format with the Azure API for FHIR, and today we’re expanding our health data services to enable the exchange of multiple data types in the FHIR format for health and life sciences industries. For that reason, we’re renaming our services to the Azure Healthcare APIs.
For many years, our goal at Microsoft Health has been to work alongside our customers to make health data more accessible, scalable, and to empower them to do more with their data. We understood that in order to truly harness the power of data in the health industry, not only must this data be interoperable in the cloud, but it must also be able to be easily shared across organizations and teams in a manner that meets the high security and privacy requirements of healthcare.
The preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR—a fully managed and compliant feature of the Azure API for FHIR—is now available. The connector empowers health teams with the technology for a scalable end-to-end pipeline to ingest, transform, and manage Protected Health Information (PHI) data from devices using the security of FHIR APIs.
Open standards will drive the future of healthcare, and today, we're sharing the expansion of Microsoft’s portfolio for FHIR, with new open-source software (OSS) and connectors which will help customers at different stages of their journey to advance interoperability and secure exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI).
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.