Part 3: Creating an FHIR API – Implementation Part B

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This is Part 3 of our series on creating an FHIR API using Google Cloud’s offering. In the last installment, we began implementing an FHIR using GCP. We covered creating both the BigQuery resources and your FHIR repository resources. if you missed Part 1 and Part 2, be sure you go back to read those – they’re critical to understanding!

This time, we’re continuing the implementation. I’ll explain the authentication methods, and we’ll also tackle populating data in our FHIR repository.

Creating an FHIR API Part 2

Part 2: Creating an FHIR API – Implementation Part A

Zach Gardner Cloud, Creating an FHIR API, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Welcome back to our series, Creating an FHIR API. This is Part 2 in our 4-part series on standing up an FHIR using GCP. In Part 1, we talked through two of the offerings out there, Google and Azure, and based on the pros and cons, I decided to use GCP FHIR Cloud Healthcare API.

In this part, we’ll start in on our implementation. A forewarning: we won’t be able to finish it during this installment, so stay tuned for parts 3 and 4! Let’s dive in.

The Jury is Still Out: Blockchain in Healthcare

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Blockchain has gotten the software world buzzing about its potential applications in different business areas. With the US spending 17.9% of its GDP on healthcare in 2017 per CMS, many companies are considering how to enter into a market that has such potential for growth as well as the potential to positively affect patient’s lives.

Keyhole Software stays ahead of the curve by investigating new trends in software so that when clients come to us asking for advice we can provide an informed opinion. We do not want our clients to be guinea pigs, and we help provide guidance so that the solution they choose is the best one regardless of the trends of the day.

Blockchain is something we feel could be a good fit for the right use case, which we’ve elaborated on in our Blockchain Case Study. It is, at the end of the day, just a tool, and should only be used when it is beneficial to do so. Healthcare is an incredibly complex industry, so it is important to understand what Blockchain is, what it is not, and what needs to be considered before using the technology.

The purpose of this blog post is to think through how Blockchain can be applied to healthcare software applications. This blog post does not dive into the technical implementation of Blockchain, only its application in healthcare. A technical deep dive into Blockchain can be found in our Blockchain White Paper.