Microsoft’s Azure API for FHIR now in Canada
August 4, 2021
TORONTO – Microsoft Canada has announced the availability of Azure API for FHIR, which 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.
According to the company, you can provision your fully managed, enterprise-grade FHIR service in the cloud in less than five minutes. You can also securely manage all protected health data (PHI) in Azure through FHIR APIs; accelerate machine learning, data analytics, and operational outcomes; and enable secure exchange of health data within a global infrastructure.
Data management is simplified 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.
Organizations can 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.
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.
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.
- Azure API for FHIR meets HIPAA regulatory requirements and is ISO 27001–certified.
- Securely connect systems that use FHIR APIs.
- Get role-based access control to manage data storage and access.