InterSystems earlier this week unveiled its new IRIS FHIR Accelerator Service.
WHY IT MATTERS
As developers work on HL7 FHIR applications for different healthcare use cases, they need a way to manage the data that fuel them. InterSystems designed this new service as a fully managed, enterprise-grade server – providing developers a secure and scalable repository for storing and sharing.
The goal of the technology, built on InterSystems IRIS data platform, is to simplify data storage across IoMT, electronic health records and research databases, according to Scott Gnau, head of data platforms for InterSystems.
Key features include authorization and authentication pre-built with OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 using the Cognito authorization server, which includes intuitive methods to select custom FHIR scopes and allows developers to easily configure access control for users and applications.
Others include API keys that authenticate incoming FHIR requests, a developer interface to help with more efficient testing, and support for the latest HL7 FHIR version R4, including the United States Core Data for Interoperability, or USCDI.
In addition to high availability using mirroring, and continuous updates delivered automatically, the IRIS FHIR Accelerator Services supports batch import of FHIR bundles via secure file transfer protocol, or sFTP, making it easy to get started quickly with app development.
THE LARGER TREND
This is the newest offering from InterSystems’ Smart Data Services, designed to help customers access the company’s database, interoperability and analytics technologies as smaller, flexible, cloud centric, managed services. Another recent example is HealthShare Message Transformation Services for Amazon HealthLake, which was introduced earlier this summer.
ON THE RECORD
“With a solution like InterSystems IRIS FHIR Accelerator Service, developers have the technology they need to harness interoperability and create solutions to reduce costs, improve patient engagement, facilitate better outcomes, and empower their innovation initiatives,” said Don Woodlock, head of healthcare solutions for InterSystems, in a statement.
“With a fully-managed offering like InterSystems IRIS FHIR Accelerator Service, developers don’t have to worry about traditional infrastructure concerns that come with a FHIR server, including backup and restore, maintenance, and high availability,” added Gnau.