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New HAPI FHIR and Smile CDR Releases

Published: 24 Nov 2017 at 11:19   By: James

We are very happy to announce that we have finalized the simultaneous releases of HAPI FHIR 3.1.0 and Smile CDR 2017.11.R01.

Smile CDR 2017.11.R01

This release contains a number of enhancements, several performance enhancements, as well as some bugfixes.

The complete list of changes is available in the product Changelog.

Key improvements include:

  • Various improvements to HL7 v2.x processing modules, including support for Condition resources, better extended charset support, better detection/rejection of invalid messages (e.g. ADT^A01 with no patient specified) and more detail on mapping issues being sent to the transaction log.
  • Support for SQL Server (MSSQL) has been added
  • Audit log access via the JSON Admin API has been added
  • An annoying bug has been fixed that caused a user’s password to be reset when their permissions were changed via the Web Admin Conosle


This release brings a number of improvements:

  • Support for Android has been restored, and improved while we're at it! The use of a special "uberjar" with its own classifier is no longer required, hapi-fhir-android works as a normal Gradle dependency in your Android build. See the HAPI FHIR Android Integration Test for an example.
  • Support for the Cache-Control header has been added for JPA server searches, allowing a client to request that cached results not be used.
  • A number of bugs were fixed and performance improvements were made (see the changelog for a full list)
  • Spring has been upgraded to the 5.0 series.
  • Some initial refactoring has occurred towards enabling ElasticSearch support in JPA server. Note that any existing JPA projects will need to add an additional property in their Spring config called hibernate.search.model_mapping. See this line in the example project.
  • Support for Spring Boot has been added to many of the modules of the libaray. See the Spring Boot Samples for examples of how to use this.

Visit our release page or grab a copy via the Maven repositories.


Tags: #Smile CDR, #Releases, #HAPI FHIR

Smile CDR powers NursIT apps for Germany

Published: 23 Nov 2017 at 21:01   By: Clement

Simpatico is pleased to announce that Smile CDR has been selected as the FHIR platform for NursIT Institute’s upcoming FHIR app offerings.

NursIT Institute, voted one of the top 5 Digital Heath pioneers in Germany, targets small to large university hospitals to deliver a variety of Smart on FHIR applications to address functionality overlooked by existing EHR systems.

CareIT Pro is their first such application which improves nursing workflows and reduces nursing documentation. It saves 60 min per patient per day, while enhancing the documentation and information quality, improves quality of care and reduces readmissions.

“When we began development of CareIT Pro 2 years ago, we decided to focus on the front end user interaction and workflow aspect while working with a third party FHIR back end,” says Stoyan Halkaliev, CEO of NursIT Institute. “We wanted to go to market cost effectively while relying on the FHIR expertise of others which was not a core competency of our team at that time. After evaluating multiple options, we are very pleased to be working with Smile CDR to enable us to build and deliver not just CareIT Pro but also future FHIR apps to our customer base.”

“NursIT Institute has been great to work with,” says James Agnew, CTO of Smile CDR. “They anticipated the value of FHIR in addressing the needs of health care providers in areas such as interoperability and data privacy. For example, Smile CDR will enable NursIT’s customers to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which specifies that providers are obligated to furnish patients with their health records on demand.”

CareIT Pro was recently presented at Medica and will be demonstrated at HIMSS 18. Let us know if you’d like to see it in action!


Tags: #NursIT, #Health Data, #nursing software, #Smart on FHIR, #FHIR, #Interoperability, #GDPR, #Data Privacy

We are going to New Orleans!

Published: 10 Nov 2017 at 02:32   By: James

Smile CDR has been invited back to the HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable in New Orleans, Dec 6-7. This time, we will be presenting a novel Smile CDR use case with our partner, Health Sciences South Carolina (“HSSC”).

Established in 2004, HSSC was the first statewide health data and research collaborative in the United States. Today, HSSC enables multi-institutional health research through its Clinical Data Warehouse and associated governance and research tools.

We are very excited about jointly presenting with Dr. Les Lenert of HSSC in what promises to be be yet another demonstration of the breadth and depth of FHIR!


Tags: #HL7 FHIR, #health data, #clinical data warehouse, #health applications, #health research