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PilotFish on FHIR – Accelerating Implementations

HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a specification of a common API for exchanging healthcare data between information systems. Any information system supporting the healthcare ecosystem can choose to implement the common API and exchange data following the rules. PilotFish provides impressive, robust support for HL7 FHIR. We offer a platform-neutral FHIR API and experience in applying FHIR data models to client data and implementations.

Enthusiasm, optimism and high expectations continue around HL7 FHIR as a rapid path to robust interoperability. You see a real push from both the private and public sectors to finally make things happen. The strategic goal, if a rather distant reality, is FHIR as the standardized healthcare plug-and-play approach for rich data exchange. FHIR is definitely now on the technology roadmap for healthcare solution providers. PilotFish’s Integration Suite easily deals with healthcare’s complex mix of legacy technology, FHIR APIs, existing standards and terminologies, EHR vendor APIs and commercial APIs.

PilotFish’s Novel New API XL Functionality Enables Advanced RESTful API Interaction and Communication

Now, for lightweight RESTful APIs, our new and novel API XL architecture offers a means to encapsulate entire API-driven business processes. PilotFish delivers a common and consistent foundation for any FHIR-based implementation and supports FHIR versions STU2 and STU3 as well as the newly released R4.

FHIR’s data model defines a set of “resources” that represent granular clinical concepts, breaking down the data into its simplest, usable form, e.g., Patient, Problem List, Medication List and Allergy List. FHIR enables resources to be managed alone or aggregated into complex documents. The data model is represented as either XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and/or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). FHIR also specifies REST (REpresentational State Transfer) to exchange data resources between two systems. Although FHIR transactions are based on expert clinical modeling, developers are not required to understand these details.

Rapidly Implement FHIR-Based Interfaces with PilotFish’s Integration Engine

PilotFish’s graphical assembly line integration approach makes FHIR configurations a virtual breeze for implementers at all levels.

FHIR to Clinic Route in PilotFish eiConsole Software

The graphical Data Mapper with FHIR format reader permits the drag & drop mapping of FHIR documents. As with our other format readers included in the PilotFish eiConsole for Healthcare, users need only select from a drop-down menu to read in the format. Users can simply select the FHIR version and desired FHIR schema to load the desired subset of the standard and associated documentation.

FHIR Format Builder Component in Interface Engine

FHIR Schema and Version Selection in Interface Engine Software

PilotFish’s Integration Engine has also been enhanced to validate FHIR extensions, a key component of implementing FHIR-compliant integration.

PilotFish methodology offers a straightforward, repeatable process – no matter how complex or simple the configuration or if working with FHIR, EDI, HL7, CDA, XML or any other data types. Now teams only need to learn and use one tool.

PilotFish Shows FHIR Conformance with Project Crucible

The MITRE Corporation’s Project Crucible* was used to test for conformance to the FHIR standard.  It is an open source tool designed to promote correct FHIR implementations. Project Crucible gives you the ability to test in a defined, robust way and offers the credibility of a respected 3rd party. It’s a great aid in getting FHIR interfaces up and running in record time.

Note: PilotFish is one of only a few vendors that have successfully tested with 100% conformance to the FHIR standard using Project Crucible.


FHIR Test Results with Crucible & PilotFish

Project Crucible PilotFish FHIR Test


*Project Crucible is MITRE’s Open Source FHIR testing facility with a suite of testing tools for HL7 FHIR.


PilotFish Leads in FHIR Innovation, Impressive Usability and Extensibility

PilotFish’s eiConsole for Healthcare for FHIR’s impressive usability and growing capabilities are a testimony to its superior extensibility as healthcare technology continues to evolve.  

With the eiConsole for FHIR, PilotFish gives FHIR healthcare customers the integration options and strategies to adapt more quickly and profitably to the rapid changes across healthcare. Stay tuned to PilotFish for many exciting developments around FHIR as it evolves and is utilized by many major EHR and EMR vendors and leading solution providers, software vendors, medical device and equipment manufacturers.

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