HL7 put together the second FHIR Applications Roundtable at Duke University and I had the opportunity to present Health Samurai’s commercial FHIR product, Aidbox, to a crowd of over 200 diverse healthcare professionals and innovators. This event drew a substantially larger crowd than the previous FHIR Applications Roundtable at Harvard University and shows the momentum that FHIR is building in the healthcare industry.
Health Samurai Presents Aidbox
My company has been developing healthcare IT solutions for over a decade and has been active in the FHIR community since 2012. So I was very happy to have the chance to share what we’ve been working on with everyone. I also showed a short demonstration of interactive tutorials we developed that will contribute to ongoing FHIR education and lowering barriers for entry into development with Aidbox. But mainly I talked about some major features of Aidbox, our cloud-based platform for modern health applications, and what is soon to come on the platform.
We started working with FHIR data models back in 2012 and have contributed to several open source FHIR solutions such as FHIRbase and FHIR.js. We quickly learned what worked and what didn’t, and transitioned to building applications that used a FHIR clinical data repository as a back-end. After successfully completing several projects for various clients, we realized the value of the FHIR clinical data repository as a service and brought it to market as an enterprise-ready platform. Ever since then, we’ve continued to add additional features to the platform to create more value to our clients.
Aidbox has various use cases, and works as a turnkey clinical data provisioning solutions and development platform that modern web and mobile healthcare applications can be built on. Its infrastructure is fully automated and all services are dockerized. As a cloud-based platform, Aidbox helps to enable interoperability and supports an ecosystem of connected products. Building with Aidbox cuts time to market and development costs for new digital health products, and we’re shaping Aidbox into a developer-friendly platform to allow people who don’t come from healthcare IT backgrounds can still use it. This is because we’ve noticed that many developers find FHIR profiles to be too complicated, so instead we let them work with a familiar JSON schema format that can be translated later into FHIR profiles.
A platform is only as good as the applications you develop on top of it, and the applications our clients and partners developed on the Aidbox platform deserve the real spotlight. Here are highlights from a few of our partners who also presented at Duke’s FHIR roundtable.
Health Samurai Partner Presentations
Three of our clients had the opportunity to present their solutions built on top of Aidbox:
The audience voted on their three favorite presentations at the end and Health Samurai humbly won an award along with LeapFrog Technology.
Needless to say, it’s an exciting time for FHIR and healthcare innovation. We are at the beginning of an unprecedented wave of disruption in digital health and I can’t wait to see all the new products that will be built by our best and brightest minds. Feel free to reach out with any FHIR related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!