6B have experience delivering complex projects, interfacing with many HL7 FHIR hosts to support information sharing through a variety of means. We are an experienced team of health-tech researchers, UI designers and developers, specialising in delivering modern and innovative health-tech projects using SMART on FHIR.

Interface with leading EHR providers

6B have developed SMART on FHIR applications to interface with leading EHR providers, including Epic, Cerner and AllScripts. We utilise the SMART App Launch Framework to connect your application to Electronic Health Record data easily.

Our SMART on FHIR developers have developed apps that launch from inside or outside the user interface of EHR systems, and we have developed SMART on FHIR apps for clinicians, patients, and others via PHR, Patient Portal and other FHIR systems. 6B develops reliable, secure SMART on FHIR protocols for a variety of app architectures, including native mobile apps, web apps and bespoke software, as well as setting up and deploying to secure SMART on FHIR cloud hosting on Azure.

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Why choose 6B for SMART on FHIR app development?

  • We have extensive experience developing SMART on FHIR applications and interfacing with HL7 FHIR resources
  • As SMART on FHIR developers, we have successfully delivered multiple projects for organisations of all sizes, from innovative healthcare startups to public healthcare bodies in the UK, including various NHS organisations and Public Health England
  • We are ISO 27001-accredited, cyber essentials-certified, we are experienced in processing patient data, CFR Part 11 compliance and HIPPA compliance
  • Our teams are experts at creating innovative SMART on FHIR applications utilising HL7 FHIR API in CernerEpic and Allscripts as well as Apple Health Records API and Microsoft Azure SMART API
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Interoperability is an essential component to enabling digital transformation in healthcare across the world. SMART on FHIR is an open application programming interface that allows for healthcare app development (and clinicians to select apps) that work with their EHR system, regardless of vendor.

The key focus of SMART is to develop a SMART platform architecture to achieve two major goals: develop a user interface to allow substitutability for medical apps based on shared basic components; and create a set of services to enable efficient data capture, storage, retrieval and analytics. The overarching mission of SMART is to ‘create an ecosystem of substitutable apps that can run on any EHR system’. Substitutability is defined as the capability to seamlessly replace one app with another of similar functionality, without requiring any re-engineering or technical expertise.

FHIR (pronounced ‘fire’), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, is a standards framework created by HL7, an organisation that develops standards related to the exchange and sharing of electronic health data. FHIR solutions are built from modular components in such a way that any EHR system can read extensions in app coding for seamless implementations.

Blending the two together, ‘SMART on FHIR’ is the SMART project’s latest platform offering, whose vision is to provide the resources for developers to build medical apps using ‘developer-friendly APIs’ that integrate into any EHR system at the point of care, allowing for ‘plug and play’ usability.

Robust & Secure

The development team at 6B have experience working across different sectors, producing a range of complex and secure process-driven bespoke applications and websites.

With experience in enterprise CRM solutions, large-scale web applications and secure medical platforms, we have the ability to design and develop tailored solutions.

Flexible & Scalable

Using our unique modular development approach we ensure that each release of your development can be quickly scaled up and adapted without losing quality and where possible without requiring new development.

We have developed many applications to handle business critical services running 24/7/365 for over 5 years now.

Integrated Technology

We are specialists in integrating with many applications including medical and healthcare applications, financial, CRM, ERP, payment gateways, accounting, social media and email marketing with specific examples including: Microsoft, Sage, Xero, Stripe, EMIS, Twilio and Open Maps. We are experts at integrating with online service providers, third party software and legacy systems.

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What is a FHIR API?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced “fire”) is a standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records (EHR).

What is the difference between HL7 and FHIR?

FHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. FHIR combines the best features of HL7 V2, HL7 V3, and CDA, while leveraging the latest web service technologies. The design of FHIR is based on RESTful web services. This is in contrast to the majority of IHE profiles which are based on SOAP web services.

What EHRs have you developed SMART on FHIR for?

We have developed SMART on FHIR apps for a number of EHRs, including Cerner, Epic and Allscripts.

What is SMART on FHIR?

SMART (Substitutable Medical Applications and Reusable Technology) on FHIR is a set of open specifications to integrate partner applications with FHIR Servers and other Health IT systems, such as Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges. By creating a SMART on FHIR application, you can ensure that your application can be accessed and leveraged by a plethora of different systems. To learn more about SMART, visit SMART Health IT.

What is FHIR?

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is an interoperability standard intended to enable the exchange of healthcare data between different health systems. This standard was developed by the HL7 organization and is being adopted by healthcare organizations around the world. The most current version of FHIR available is R4 (Release 4). 6B have workeed with R4 and previous veersions including STU3 (Standard for Trial Use 3). For more information on FHIR, visit HL7.org.

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