Generating and Loading Synthetic Patient to FHIR Server using Azure Container Instances

Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR) is a new HL7 standard for exchanging information between healthcare systems. If you are a regular reader, you will have noticed that I have been working on setting up FHIR servers in Azure and loading data into FHIR servers. When testing FHIR servers and applications, it is important to be…

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Automated Deployment of Gadgetron Workstation in Azure

A while back, I helped start the Gadgetron project. It is an open source medical image reconstruction engine, which has been used for MRI reconstruction. The build pipeline for the Gadgetron produces Docker images that allow users to easily run the Gadgetron without setting up the required dependencies (there are a few). I showed recently…

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Running Gadgetron in Kubernetes in Azure

In my not so distant past, I started an Open Source project called the Gadgetron. There is a scientific publication that lays out the motivation and use cases. It is a medical image reconstruction engine, which has been used primarily for processing of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) raw data. Specifically, it is used to transform…

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Publish SMART on FHIR OAuth2 URLs using Azure API Management

Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR) is an emerging standard for describing healthcare data (Resources) and an API for exchanging healthcare information. I have written several blog posts on running Firely FHIR servers in Azure and HAPI FHIR servers in Azure.  I have also described that you can use Azure API Management in front of a…

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Open EMR in Azure PaaS (Commercial and Government)

Open EMR is a popular open source electronic health records and medical practice management solution. There are a number of available distributions based on Docker containers, Windows, or Linux installations. In this blog post, I will show that it is easy to install it in an Azure Web App. Open EMR is written in PHP and…

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Azure Active Directory Proxy for SMART on FHIR

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. There is currently a lot of momentum behind this standard; most modern Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems and healthcare applications support some parts of the FHIR standard….

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Azure Active Directory B2B Self Service Sign-Up using Logic Apps

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud based directory and identity management service. It is used to manage access to services such as Office 365 and the Azure Cloud. Typically an instance of AAD (an AAD tenant) is used by a single organization for their users. In this blog post, I will discuss how…

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New Web App SSL Settings (Government and Commercial)

It is well known that NIST recommends disabling TLS 1.0 and for many Government organizations it is a requirement to do so. In the past, it was not easy to disable TLS 1.0 in Azure Web Apps, and I have spent some considerable effort describing how one could control the TLS settings using an App…

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Firely Vonk FHIR Server adds Cosmos DB (Mongo API) Support

If you are regular reader, you will know that I have been working with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) servers. In one post, I discussed how to set up Firely’s Spark and Vonk Servers using Azure PaaS services. I tried to deploy the Firely Vonk server using both Cosmos DB and Azure SQL as backend…

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