HL7 has developed a new standard known as FHIR. In addition to FHIR, HL7 also has two major standards (HL7 v2, HL7 v3) which are targeted to healthcare interoperability and these are as relevant today given their level of implementation and maturity. This article addresses how they are likely to interoperate as Cloud solutions become more prevalent.
On June 2nd, Microsoft made one of its most significant announcements in its 30 year history in Canada – Microsoft will be offering cloud computing services on Canadian soil by opening data centers in Ontario and Quebec.
Microsoft recently announced a set of powerful Azure Services: Logic Apps and API Apps. Home for a combination of services like Azure Web and Mobile Apps, Azure Logic Apps and Azure API Apps they are enabling customers to build rich business oriented applications.
We have stumbled our way into the new healthcare information age where population and individualized data can be viewed instantly, helping us see into the past, helping us understand the current, and helping us predict the future. Regardless if the drive comes from the organizations’ own desire to improve quality or driven by government regulations, the fact remains that healthcare organizations today are capturing more data now than ever before.
Azure BizTalk Microservices Platform
On December 3rd in Redmond, the BizTalk product team announced Microsoft’s plan for its Azure BizTalk Microservices platform. Partners at the global BizTalk Integration Summit learned about this shift in paradigm that will open the doors for easily adopting cloud as well as hybrid interoperability solutions.
It is estimated that 1.7 million hospital patients in the U.S. catch a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths. HAIs are the fifth-leading cause of death in U.S. acute-care hospitals and cost the health system up to $33 billion. HAIs are an incredibly vexing problem for hospitals yet despite the large amount of money invested into this issue, the numbers continue to rise. Infection Control Epidemiologist Colin Furness of Infonaut explains that approaching the problem with improved measurement to figure out the cause could assist in devising better methods of preventing and controlling infections.
Our memory isn’t entirely reliable and as most would say, it’s heavily influenced by our own subjective perception. But what happens when the treasure chest of data that you so deeply depend on, falters and is no longer an accurate reference of past events?