Overview - FHIR Works on AWS


The FHIR Works on AWS solution helps software engineers at independent software vendors, system integrators, and healthcare information technology teams to enhance their own products. Using this solution, they can transfer medical records to both mobile devices and web portals in minutes rather than days or hours by integrating with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard APIs. The FHIR standard was developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7) to make it easier to exchange health data between software systems: such as practice management, electronic health records, and billing; data standards; and data exchange interfaces. It uses a serverless FHIR API that supports FHIR resource types and operations to help healthcare providers leverage the FHIR standard to manage healthcare records. It is an example implementation, designed to be extensible.

This solution includes the following new features:

  • Reading and writing Amazon OpenSearch Service documents from aliases instead of indexes.

  • Using Cognito ID token instead of the access token to authorize requests.

  • Using pooled infrastructure model for multi-tenancy.

For information on upgrade instructions related to the new features, see the Upgrade instructions section.