InterSystems Official
· Mar 20, 2019

IRIS for Health version 2019.1 released

The 2019.1 version of InterSystems IRIS for Health is now Generally Available!

Kits and container images are available via the WRC download site

The build number for these releases is 2019.1.0.510.0.


IRIS for Health 2019.1 provides the following new capabilities:

  • Interoperability. The latest release further expands the product’s schema, transformation, routing, and testing capabilities, supporting integration and service aggregation as a key enabler of digital transformation initiatives.  The HL7 Schema Editor now provides a more user-friendly graphical user interface, allowing a user to edit HL7 schemas simply by dragging and dropping components.

The usability of the Data Transformation Editor has been enhanced with the addition of switch/case actions, the ability to group actions together, the ability to collapse/expand groups, and the ability to add comments to the data transformation. Users can now search for and view all the routes that a message can take within a production using a new Interface Maps utility.

  • FHIR enhancements. IRIS for Health includes support for DSTU2 and STU3, a FHIR repository, object model, and REST APIs, prebuilt FHIR profiles, and transformations between FHIR and other healthcare protocols such as HL7.  A new feature in this release is a mechanism for customizing DTL classes which perform the SDA to FHIR and FHIR to SDA transformations. New built-in business processes which handle FHIR STU3 transformations are also available.
  • Performance and scalability. The release features new performance improvements for parallel queries and data ingestion resulting in more than 50 percent performance improvement, and expanded sharding support with simpler rebalancing across nodes.
  • Expanded cloud support. InterSystems IRIS  for Health is now available in the marketplaces of all three major public cloud platforms. The release also supports asynchronous mirroring and availability zones to enable disaster recovery in the cloud.
  • Enhanced language support. 2019.1 adds to the existing comprehensive development capabilities with functional and performance enhancements to the Java, Python, and C# development languages.

These are detailed in the documentation for InterSystems IRIS for Health     You can also watch a short video introducing the IRIS for Health 2019.1 release.

Server platform support for traditional installations has been updated, as have the base OS layer and storage drivers for IRIS containers.  This release also adds support for Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems.  You can see read details in the Supported Platforms document.

With 2019.1, InterSystems IRIS now officially supports self-service BI tools using ODBC connections, specifically Tableau and PowerBI. 

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