· Feb 1 5m read

IRIS-FHIRfy: A New Era of Healthcare Interoperability

In a world where healthcare technology is rapidly evolving, the importance of efficient, reliable, and interoperable healthcare applications has never been greater. 

This is where FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) comes in, a standard that has revolutionized data exchange in healthcare. 

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The idea for IRIS-FHIRfy is to empower professionals and simplify its integrations; it's a solution that addresses the intricate needs of healthcare data integration. 

If you read @José Pereira article (which I strongly recommend since it will be worth your time and give you a better perspective of our project), when you have a chance to join a  hackathon as a mentor, you encounter hackers with some challenges that we used to have a long time ago. They had never heard of InterSystems technology or had never interacted with the FHIR protocol before. But those hackers have something in common: an idea, a dream, and a willingness to bring that dream to reality. 

Looking at those healthcare rookies in hackathons gave us the project idea, and we decided it would be amazing to offer a solution that could make their lives easier. So they don't need to worry about transformations, different standard types, and other concerns that a healthcare integration brings.

Now, let's dive into why we believe that IRIS-FHIRfy will help developers achieve their goals faster and easier than ever.

It streamlines the complex process of aligning various healthcare systems under the FHIR protocol or even HL7; why not?! This tool stands out for its:

  • Seamless Integration: Ensuring different healthcare systems communicate flawlessly.
  • Developer-Friendly Interface: Streamlining the coding experience.
  • Scalability: Capable of handling the ever-growing healthcare data demands.

The Unmatched Benefits for Developers

  1. Interoperability at Its Finest: With IRIS-FHIRfy, developers can bridge disparate healthcare systems, ensuring seamless data flow and integration.
  2. Rapid Development Cycle: This tool significantly reduces development time, allowing more focus on innovation and less on backend complexities.
  3. Ease of Use: It offers an intuitive interface, making it accessible for developers and non-developers in a web app version and inside the developer's most preferable IDE (VSCode)
  4. Understand your files: Understand the information you have in your hands, get suggestions, and accelerate the integration process. All of this is in a simple and easy-to-work interface.

Real-World Impact: Transforming Healthcare One Line of Code at a Time

Imagine a healthcare system where patient data is effortlessly integrated across different platforms, enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of medical care. IRIS-FHIRfy makes this possible. It's not just a tool; it's a catalyst for better healthcare delivery. This mindset is not something that only we, the creators of IRIS-FHIRfy, have others also see similar things for Healthcare Interoperability, like this post we saw today on LinkedIn.

Using an actual use case that happened to me a decade ago. Imagine that you never had to deal with a HL7 integration before. You just received the request to integrate a file format you had never heard of before and never interacted with. How are you supposed to know what every piece of information means?

Back then, I had to study the documentation, check every piece of information that the HL7 file gave me, and make a tedious process to generate the necessary integration files.

Now, bringing this exact use case to nowadays, I’ll use IRIS-FHIRfy to help me understand the file and suggest the integration with a simple “click.” The tools let the professional focus on the most important thing, the business rule, while IRIS-FHIRfy takes care of the “boring” part of the process.  

Let's use this small HL7 file and see what IRIS-FHIRfy is capable of.

PID|||3080500^^^^SR^~^^^^PI^||DTAP^TEST^M^^^^^|TESTM^TESTMOM^^^^^^|20180804|F|||1 E MAIN ST^1 main st^MADISON^WI^53703^^^^WI025^^||(354)686-5555^PRN^PH^^^354^6865555^^||||||||||||||||
NK1|2|DTAP^TEST^^^^^^|SEL^SELF^HL70063^^^^^|1 E MAIN ST^1 main st^MADISON^WI^53703^^^^^^|(354)686-6575^PRN^PH^^^354^6866575^^
RXA|0|999|20180910|20180910|20^DtaP^CVX^Infanrix^Infanrix^WVTN|1.0|||01^^^^^~38217674^WIR immunization id^IMM_ID^^^|||||||||||
RXA|0|999|20190807|20190807|150^Influenza Quadrivalent P-Free^CVX^Fluarix Quadrivalent, P-Free^Fluarix Quadrivalent, P-Free^WVTN|1.0|||00^^^^^~38253123^WIR immunization id^IMM_ID^^^||^^^Division of Public Health^^^^^^^^^^^||||jlb234||SKB^SKB^MVX^^^|||
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Standing Tall Among Giants: Why IRIS-FHIRfy is the Go-To Choice

Compared to other tools in the market, iris-fhirfy stands out for its comprehensive approach to FHIR-based integration, ease of use, and robust support. It's not just about what it does but how it does it – intuitively, effectively, and reliably.

Looking Ahead: The Future of IRIS-FHIRfy and FHIR Technology

The journey continues. With continuous updates and enhancements, IRIS-FHIRfy is poised to become even more powerful and indispensable in the healthcare technology landscape.

Conclusion: A Call to Action for Developers

Choosing the right tools is crucial in an industry where technology can directly impact lives. iris-fhirfy is more than just a tool; it's a step towards better, more integrated healthcare solutions, and why not say more integrated solutions are more accessible to everyone? That's why we invite you to be a part of this journey. 

We are exploring the potential, contributing to the evolution, and being at the forefront of healthcare technology innovation.


Once again, we would like to thank you for all the support from the community in each of the applications we create.

If you found our app interesting and contributed some insight, please vote for IRIS-FHIRfy and help us on this journey! laugh

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Hi Henrique and José,

I love your project and the idea behind it.

I'm wondering if you have any plans to integrate IRIS-FHIRfy with IoP (Interoperability on Python) ?

Why ?

Because you project at the end creates a lot of Python code that can be used and wrapped in IoP.

May be it's just need to update your prompt to include some notion of IoP and we can end up with a turnkey solution with ready to use code with IoP and IRIS interoperability.