DiameterHealth and Smile CDR Announce Partnership to Provide Best-Of-Breed FHIR Solutions


Proven, Scalable Technology from Diameter Health and Smile CDR Speeds Time-To-Value for Enterprise FHIR Initiatives

Diameter Health, a data interoperability leader and source for organizations seeking to realize the greatest value from clinical data, and Smile CDR Inc., a health data and integration company, announced a partnership to help organizations deploy their combined best-of-breed, proven HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) solutions. As a result of the partnership, organizations can now implement Diameter Health’s Fusion technology for Upcycling Data™ along with Smile CDR’s Clinical Data Repository capabilities. These flexibly integrated components can be seamlessly deployed into an organization’s existing enterprise data architecture.

FHIR, which governs how health information is codified and delivered, is becoming the data standard of choice for strategic clinical, financial, and operational initiatives, with organizations investing significantly in technology such as analytics and AI to leverage FHIR-enabled data. However, pervasive clinical data quality issues can limit the success of these initiatives. Together, the companies’ technologies address the requirement to incorporate legacy clinical data from sources such as electronic health records and make high quality data available in FHIR in real-time for consumption by applications or in analytics.

“As strong proponents of open standards, we are constantly seeking new ways and new partnerships to improve the patient-centricity of our products and services,” said James Agnew, Chief Technology Officer, Smile CDR. “Integrating our preeminent FHIR server with Diameter Health’s best-of-breed technology for data upcycling, allows for improved clinical data usability and FHIR conversion and, importantly, better sharing of more complete health information for patients, providers and payers.”

Diameter Health’s Fusion API technology automates the process of upcycling clinical data from its raw state into a data asset that is compliant with national terminology standards, consistent with its original clinical intent, and further enriched for broadscale application. Once upcycled, clinical data is converted in real time to FHIR resources using Diameter Health’s FHIR conversion tool, resulting in resources that are as clean, accurate and as complete as possible. The Smile CDR enterprise-grade, open framework data and integration platform then provides a secure and flexible foundation to facilitate interoperable data exchange and enable SMART on FHIR applications.

“We are excited to bring together Smile CDR’s best-in-class FHIR and data fabric solutions with Diameter Health’s expertise in upcycling clinical data to accelerate the usability of FHIR,” explained Harvard Pan, Chief Technology Officer at Diameter Health. “Smile CDR is a leader in delivering technology to the market that brings the promise of FHIR into real-world use. By implementing our solutions together, customers benefit from best-in-class technology that is real-time and scalable.”

Both companies are committed to advancing interoperability standards to improve healthcare quality and efficiency and offer commercial support and acceleration for use of FHIR. While organizations can use these solutions for immediate needs such as meeting the Patient Access mandate, implementing an enterprise data architecture with Diameter Health and Smile CDR is a strategic approach to supporting broader clinical and administrative data integration strategies.