Anastasia Dyubaylo · 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.❗️

1 2,103
Discussion (17)0
Log in or sign up to continue

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? 🔥


You are welcome to use iris-fhir-template to build your InterSystems IRIS for Health solutions for the contest. 

The template uses the preview release 2020.3 of InterSystems IRIS for Health


Are you ready to participate in our exciting contest? 🚀

The contest begins! And we're waiting for your cool projects!

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!

Another idea for the contest: use your iPhone's health app data to transform into FHIR data and submit to the FHIR server. See the details

So guys,

We introduced some technology bonuses that will give you extra points in the voting:

  • FHIR Server REST API usage 
  • The usage of SQL Schema of FHIR Resources 
  • Healthcare standards data transformation
  • Docker container usage

Full details in this post.

How to apply for the programming contest

Log in to Open Exchange, open your applications section.

Open the application which you want to apply for the contest and click Apply for Contest.

Make sure the status is 'Published'.

The application will go for the review and if it fits the topic of the contest the application will be listed on the contest board.


You have 6 days to submit your application for the FHIR contest!

Feel free to submit if you haven't finished your project – you'll be able to fix bugs and make improvements during the voting week too.

Hey Community,

Only 5 days left to upload your apps to the FHIR Contest!

Show your best coding skills on InterSystems IRIS for Health, earn some $$$ and glory! 💥

Voting for the best application will begin soon! 

Only 3 days left before the end of registration for the FHIR Programming Contest.

Don't miss your chance to win! 🏆