FHIR APIs

Part 1: Creating an FHIR API – Google or Azure?

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

Data interoperability is one of the hardest problems in Healthcare IT. The most popular approach is to exchange HL7v2 messages between systems. These pipe-delimited messages are difficult to read by a human and often need additional customizations between implementations.

The next major paradigm shift is towards FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), a JSON-based standard that is evolving ahead of the needs of the industry. Cloud vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are trying to lay their claim to be the one-stop shop for healthcare on the cloud.

This blog is part of a 4 part series diving into an actual use case I recently encountered while working with a client. I had to stand up an FHIR repository/API for 2+ million patients that could be used by hundreds of users every day, as well as countless background processes.

Genomic Analysis on Microsoft Azure

Genomic Analysis at Scale with Microsoft Azure

Zach Gardner Azure, Cloud, Programming Leave a Comment

When it comes to the science of genomics, Amazon’s AWS is by far the platform of choice for most organizations. But, just like in the musical Hamilton, Microsoft Azure is “young, scrappy, and hungry.”

It is driven to provide the tools and managed services that are needed to run genomics at scale, with HPC (high-performance computing) and storage being among the hardest facets of the field to get right.

This blog post will first briefly explain genomics. Then, we’ll dive into what Azure has to offer in this field.

Using Blockchain to Track Lab Results

White Paper: Tracking Lab Results Better With Blockchain Technology

Keyhole Software Blockchain, Hyperledger, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

Attention: The following article was published over 3 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.The Keyhole team is proud to announce the publishing of a new white paper: Tracking Lab Results Better with Blockchain Technology. There are many viable use cases for blockchain technology. In these …