· Dec 21, 2023

InterSystems FHIR and Digital Health Interoperability Contest

Hi Developers,

We have exciting news! The new InterSystems online programming contest dedicated to all things health-related will start very soon! 

🏆 InterSystems FHIR and Digital Health Interoperability Contest 🏆

Duration: January 15 - February 4, 2024

Prize pool: $14,000


The topic

Develop any interoperability FHIR solution or Healthcare Interoperability solution or a solution that helps to develop or/and maintain interoperability solutions using InterSystems IRIS for Health, Health Connect, or FHIR server.  

General Requirements:

  1. An application or library must be fully functional. It should not be an import or a direct interface for an already existing library in another language (except for C++, there you really need to do a lot of work to create an interface for IRIS). It should not be a copy-paste of an existing application or library.
  2. Accepted applications: new to Open Exchange apps or existing ones, but with a significant improvement. Our team will review all applications before approving them for the contest.
  3. The application should work either on IRIS Community Edition or IRIS for Health Community Edition. Both could be downloaded as host (Mac, Windows) versions from Evaluation site, or can be used in a form of containers pulled from InterSystems Container Registry or Community Containers: intersystemsdc/iris-community:latest or intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:latest .  
  4. The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub. 
  5. The README file to the application should be in English, contain the installation steps, and contain either the video demo or/and a description of how the application works.
  6. Only 3 submissions from one developer are allowed.

NB. Our experts will have the final say in whether the application is approved for the contest or not based on the criteria of complexity and usefulness. Their decision is final and not subject to appeal.


1. Experts Nomination - a specially selected jury will determine winners:

🥇 1st place - $5,000 

🥈 2nd place - $3,000 

🥉 3rd place - $1,500

🏅 4th place - $750

🏅 5th place - $500

🌟 6-10th places - $100

2. Community winners - applications that will receive the most votes in total:

🥇 1st place - $1,000 

🥈 2nd place - $750 

🥉 3rd place - $500

🏅 4th place - $300

🏅 5th place - $200

If several participants score the same amount of votes, they all are considered winners, and the money prize is shared among the winners.  

Who can participate?

Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees (ISC contractors allowed). Create an account!

Developers can team up to create a collaborative application. 2 to 5 developers are allowed in one team.

Do not forget to highlight your team members in the README of your application – DC user profiles.

Important Deadlines:

🛠 Application development and registration phase:

  • January 15, 2024 (00:00 EST): Contest begins.
  • January 28, 2024 (23:59 EST): Deadline for submissions.

 Voting period:

  • January 29, 2024 (00:00 EST): Voting begins.
  • February 4, 2024 (23:59 EST): Voting ends.

Note: Developers can improve their apps throughout the entire registration and voting period.

    Helpful Resources:

    ✓ Documentation:

    ✓ Tools:

    • Clinfhir - FHIR visualization and developer tool.

    ✓ Example applications:

    ✓ Online courses:

    ✓ Videos:

    ✓ For beginners with IRIS:

    ✓ For beginners with ObjectScript Package Manager (IPM):

    ✓ How to submit your app to the contest:

    Need Help?

    Join the contest channel on InterSystems' Discord server or talk with us in the comment to this post. 

    We're waiting for YOUR project – join our coding marathon to win! 

    By participating in this contest, you agree to the competition terms laid out here. Please read them carefully before proceeding.

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    Recently we introduced a yet another Instruqt interactive foundation course on Digital Health Interoperability with IRIS for Health - please give it a try here! It will help everyone who is new to InterSystems Digital Health Interoperability productions to go through several simple but illustrating scenarios and get a great foundation for building your ones!


    Hi @Momeena Ali,
    It's great to hear that so many people are working on creating apps.
    So that we can tag all developers, it will be better to divide 3 people per application.
    I also ask you to tell your colleagues to register on the community website, so we can highlight them in the application description.
    And please tell us who worked on which application so that we can correctly tag everyone.
    Thank you. Have a good day!

    Hey Devs!

    The recording of the "Kick-off Webinar for FHIR and Digital Health Interoperability Contest"  is on InterSystems Developers YouTube! 🔥 

    ⏯ Kick-off Webinar for FHIR and Digital Health Interoperability Contest
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