Posted On: Dec 22, 2020

FHIR Works on AWS is a new AWS Solutions Implementation with an open source software toolkit that can be used to create a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) interface over existing healthcare applications and data. It uses a serverless implementation to provide FHIR APIs that support the majority of FHIR resource types and operations. FHIR Works on AWS also includes architecture patterns for designing and building integrations to existing systems. Independent software vendors, system integrators, and healthcare providers can use the solution to improve access from mobile devices and web portals with standard FHIR APIs. Finally, the solution includes guidance on how to customize the default FHIR Works on AWS API to an organization’s specific needs.

The solution deploys a reference implementation for a FHIR API and storage for structured and binary data. FHIR Works on AWS uses Amazon API Gateway to invoke the solution's microservices (AWS Lambda functions). These microservices interact with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service to store and retrieve data and to build a data index API clients can search against. To learn more about FHIR Works on AWS, see the AWS Solutions Implementation webpage.

Additional AWS Solutions Implementations are available on the AWS Solutions Implementations webpage, where customers can browse solutions by product category or industry to find AWS-vetted, automated, turnkey reference implementations that address specific business needs.