FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) supports data exchange between software systems in the healthcare sector.
FHIR will supplement already existing standards that are of vital importance to the interoperability in healthcare. Its information architecture is based on HL7 and DICOM. Since FHIR leverages widely spread web technologies (REST, XML, JSON, HTTP, ...), it allows for the integration of mobile apps as well as for a lean and powerful integration between conventional systems, thereby combining the advantages of the established HL7 and DICOM standards as well as the IHE initiative with a technologically advanced approach.
synedra AIM is a system that already provides numerous opportunities in the field of medical data management. Data objects that are generally managed by synedra AIM include scanned documents containing metadata, electronic documents (e.g. clinical reports from the HIS), data produced during medical imaging examinations (DICOM and non-DICOM), data produced by medical devices, structured HL7 CDA documents and video files produced, for example, during endoscopic examinations. In health IT, structured data are becoming more and more important compared to documents. Archives nowadays should not only be capable of archiving documents in an audit-proof way, but also of managing structured data. At synedra, FHIR provides the basis for dealing with structured data, thereby allowing for structured information to be saved and directly accessed. Moreover, synedra AIM provides audit-proof archiving of such data and integrates them into existing workflows on the basis of conventional standards. As a result, users will not only gradually be provided with a powerful FHIR repository, but also with a considerably extended and standard-based integration and archiving solution.
The key advantage for synedra itself as well as for its customers is obvious: by using FHIR, also mobile based applications may gain access to data stored in synedra AIM. Moreover, managing structured data allows synedra AIM to address requirements emerging from completely new areas in the field of medical data management.