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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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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Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Automation

In a recent blog post, I described that Azure Traffic Manager (ATM) can be useful in failover scenarios for applications with private endpoints, e.g. internal web apps running in an Internal Load Balancer (ILB) App Service Environment (ASE). In the previous post, I described how the failover can be done manually in the portal and…

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Using Azure Traffic Manager for Private Endpoint Failover – Manual Method

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is available in Azure Government and it offers many advantages for Government Web Applications. For mission critical applications, it may be a requirement to be able to failover to an alternative region in the event of an application and/or data center…

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HAPI FHIR in Azure (PaaS)

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. In a previous blog post, I discussed running FHIR Servers in Azure PaaS Services. In this blog post I will be expanding on the list of FHIR…

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FHIR Server in Azure (PaaS)

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 are a number of implementations of libraries and servers already out there. In this blog post, I will show you how to run a FHIR server…

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Reverse Proxy with Basic Authentication in Azure Web App

I have previously discussed using a Web App in App Service Environment (ASE) as a reverse proxy with user authentication. In that scenario I used Azure Active Directory (AAD) App Service authentication (a.k.a. Easy Auth). In some cases, the AAD authentication may not be what you would like to use. Specifically, if the client is…

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iTop (ITSM) in Azure Web App with AAD Authentication

IT Service Management (ITSM) tools help large IT organizations route and handle service issues and requests. iTop is an open source ITSM tool written in PHP. It uses MySQL as the backend database. In this blog, I will walk through the steps of installing iTop in an Azure Web App and configure Azure Active Directory…

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Azure Active Directory Authentication (Easy Auth) with Multiple Backend APIs

This blog post is a continuation of a scenario that I discussed previously in my blog post on Azure Active Directory Authentication with Custom Backend Web API. I also expanded on that post with some notes on local debugging of apps using Easy Auth. If you didn’t read those posts, you may want to start…

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Local Debugging of .NET Core Web App with Easy Auth

Azure App Service is a great platform for managed hosting of web applications. One of the features of the platform is App Service Authentication using a variety of authentication providers such as Azure Active Directory, Google, and Twitter. It is possible to enable authentication without changing a single line of application code. This is also…

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