· Aug 5, 2020

InterSystems IRIS for Health FHIR Contest

Hey Developers!

Want to participate again in the competition of creating open-source solutions using InterSystems IRIS Data Platform? Please welcome:

➡️ InterSystems IRIS for Health FHIR Contest ⬅️

Duration: August 10-30, 2020


1. Experts Nomination - winners will be determined by a specially selected jury:

🥇 1st place - $2,000 

🥈 2nd place - $1,000 

🥉 3rd place - $500

2. Community Nomination - an application that will receive the most votes in total:

🥇 1st place - $1,000 

🥈 2nd place - $500 

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

Who can participate?

Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees. Create an account!

Contest Period

August 10-23: Two weeks to upload your applications to Open Exchange (also during this period, you can edit your projects).

August 24-30: One week to vote.

August 31: Winners announcement.

The topic

💡  Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources  FHIR 💡

Develop a FHIR solution using InterSystems IRIS for Health data platform. 

We will choose the best FHIR application built with InterSystems IRIS for Health. Your application could be a library, package, tool, or any FHIR solution which uses InterSystems IRIS for Health.

The application should work on InterSystems IRIS for Health Community Edition.

The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub.

If the application satisfies some additional requirements listed in this post, it gets additional technology votes.

Template application

Helpful resources

1. How to submit your app to the contest:

2. Documentation: 

3. Online courses:

4. Videos:

Also, please check the related FHIR playlist on DC YouTube.

5. Q&A on FHIR:


Please find the Judgment and Voting Rules for the Contest here.


Ready. Set. Code.

Please join our exciting coding marathon!

❗️ Please check out the Official Contest Terms here.❗️

Discussion (17)0
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A very helpful repository to generate synthetic FHIR compatible data shared by @Phillip Booth 

E.g. to generate data for 5 patients in an /output subfolder of a current folder call:

docker run --rm -v $PWD/output:/output --name synthea-docker intersystemsdc/irisdemo-base-synthea:version-1.3.4 -p 5

Which you can load then into IRIS for Health with:

zw ##class(HS.FHIRServer.Tools.DataLoader).SubmitResourceFiles("path/output", "FHIRNamespace", "/restapi/endpoint/fhir/r4")


We invite you to suggest task ideas for the Health FHIR Contest and get points on Global Masters!

Submit your ideas here: and you will get:

  • 800 points - if your task idea is approved
  • 2,000 points more - if you publish an article on DC describing your task idea in details (description, possible solution approaches, links to the documentation, links to the code samples, sample data, etc.)
  • 3,000 points more - if you publish a solution template to start solving the task! 

Please let me know after your idea is published because the points are awarded manually.

Hi all! 

Here're some interesting task ideas for the FHIR contest from our GM Advocates:

@Yuri Marx
App to maintain electronic immunization history using FHIR to get and persist data.

@Rasha Sadiq
Creating a Test to dynamically identify the severity of an episode by taking the diagnosis and age into consideration.

@Udo Leimberger
HL7 v2, HL7v3 Gateway with analyse options (I am thinking about a QueueManagement like RabbitMQ but for the H7 protocol -- Module for ManagementPortal - resend Messages / Cancel Messages ... and ... and .. and.. ).


You can also suggest your own ideas and get up to 5,800 points on Global Masters.

Whose idea will be next? 🔥

Hi guys,

We introduced several topics you may find interesting and use to build FHIR applications with InterSystems IRIS for Health for the FHIR contest. 

Amongst them are:

  • a frontend mobile or web app for FHIR server FHIR REST API or SQL;
  • Backend apps to perform complex queries and maintain rules;
  • work with different HL7 data standards.

More details in this post.

Stay tuned!

Want more?

Watch the latest video on InterSystems Developers YouTube related to the FHIR contest:

⏯ InterSystems IRIS for Health FHIR Contest Kick-Off Webinar
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This video describes how to use the IRIS-FHIR-Template to build FHIR solutions using InterSystems IRIS for Health. This template will help you to get started with the contest.

Stay tuned! ✌🏼