Medical providers need to keep medical information readily accessible for authorized use—from getting laboratory reports to transferring relevant records before a surgery—while protecting patient privacy. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Specification—FHIR—from the Health Level Seven International standards organization builds on earlier HL-7 standards to untangle that challenge with specified, standardized JSON data delivered via API. Implementing FHIR in practice takes expert guidance. API management solutions from iSOA Group can help safely make the links needed to securely, efficiently implement FHIR records in an SOA environment.
Even among authorized providers, well-ordered data formats and exchange protocols aren’t enough by themselves for secure data exchange, especially in the evolving regulation of personal medical data. iSOA Group can help you deliver OAuth-secured access for end-users, whether patients or medical personnel, and implement secure pathways to analytics services or third-party API-based data-transformation tools.
Getting the Big Picture
Business needs, above all else, to be able to react to change. An architecture that’s ready for growth can allow you to upgrade information exchange strategically. Implementing cost-effective, tailored FHIR solutions is one way that iSOA Group looks beyond the particulars of a technology to the business impact that an approach will make to your clients. How is data being used? How many parties have access to it, and in what form? iSOA solutions are built with business operations in mind, to enable analytics, auditing, and support for multiple endpoint types.
The iSOA method
Whether your needs are entirely in-house, or cross-institutional firewalls, iSOA Group can apply its expertise in working with complex records and API management as a trusted partner. iSOA’s team of experts will help you design an architecture for intelligent, secure FHIR data exchange that meets today’s data-protection mandates and is ready for upgrading as those mandates evolve.