Connecting Patients With FHIR® Based Clinical Data Registry

Read how to implement a clinical registry solution based on Microsoft Azure API for FHIR that accepts data directly from patients in a very secure yet simple way. Before a patient can share data, they need to have access to the data themselves and be able to control it. Find out how we address this issue.

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Patient Engagement On FHIR® in 7 Steps

In a previous blog and the recent webinar, we discussed how CMS has redefined the Patient Engagement requirements under MIPS in 2019. In the proposed rule announced during HIMSS, ONC proposed a new certification criterion targeted towards those objectives that EHRs will need to support going forward. There is a lot of concern (and confusion) specially regarding the security requirements related to “enabling access for patients to their medical records”. This blog provides clarification regarding these requirements and the associated security concerns.

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Hit Refresh. PHR to PFR (Personal FHIR® Record) with Microsoft® FHIR Server

While Apple’s Health App is a great initiative to get healthcare consumer directly involved with FHIR®, there are some serious limitations in this approach. Read how we have used Microsoft® FHIR Server and Azure Cosmos DB in our BlueButtonPRO App to address these limitations while trying to achieve the same end goal i.e. empowering healthcare consumer with access to their healthcare data with Personal FHIR Record.

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CMS Blue Button® 2.0 Fueling FHIR®

In our last blog we discussed how Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are planning to leverage the HL7® FHIR® standard. This discussion would be incomplete without the mention of probably the largest FHIR solution in the country today managed by a (non-tech) organization. I am talking about Blue Button 2.0 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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How Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon are Fueling FHIR

A recent blog post by ONC in 2018 highlighted some amazing analysis around the adoption of FHIR® in the US. The post briefly mentioned how Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are planning to leverage the HL7® FHIR® standard. This blog discusses how some of these tech giants are approaching FHIR.

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Azure Cosmos DB & HL7® FHIR® - A Match Made in Heaven?

The key differentiator of FHIR from any previous standards used in the healthcare is the portability of FHIR “resources”. This granular approach to storing and consuming healthcare data opens up many more new opportunities as compared to the traditional document-based methods. However, this approach also presents some challenges. Can Azure Cosmos DB be the perfect solution to those challenges? 

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