FHIR as a Service

Health Samurai has been developing enterprise health IT solutions for over a decade. In 2012, Health Samurai learned about the FHIR standard and became one of the first companies to recognize its potential and implement it in real projects. Since then, Health Samurai has been an active participant in the FHIR community, helping to shape the direction of the standard. The company has developed Aidbox, the FHIR backend platform for modern healthcare solutions.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2004
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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Platform Development for Large Research Hospital

"We’re impressed with how easy their solution is to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Health Samurai provides platform development, working on developing an application to rapidly process clinical forms. The solution maps out document and resource feeds and adjusts them into other architecture.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Technical Specialist, UHN
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their solution is excellent, meeting the required need perfectly and offering an easy to use, efficient platform. An online demo demonstrated the product's capability, which was met on delivery. The team are excellent collaborators, always responding quickly while managing the project smoothly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a technical specialist for a large research hospital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Health Samurai?

We had an in-house clinical data repository that works with fast healthcare interoperability resources (FHIR), but it was a burden for us to maintain ourselves. We needed a vendor to help us with it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re developing an application that provides a way to build clinical forms rapidly, working with Health Samurai to create data mappings to FHIR. That will mean any forms we create have common data models. They’ve set up their solution as an on-premise database for us, and provided resources to help us integrate with the solution and map out the data to it.

We will eventually phase out our current in-house system. The old system is a burden to manually maintain so Health Samurai came up with a complete solution where they can maintain the service and the database, and we can focus on our clinical workflow. They’ve provided a solution so that it’s easy to map out the HL7 v2 feeds to FHIR and adjust them into other clinical document architecture (CDA).

What is the team composition?

We first interacted with Pavel (CEO, Health Sumurai). Eventually, we got assigned a direct contact for technical work.

How did you come to work with Health Samurai?

We started looking at vendors and chose Health Samurai because they provided a solution around the general problem of working with an FHIR data repository. The feature they offered was better than the other company we interviewed.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It’s been a wonderful experience for us as they're very easy to work with, and they’ve been very helpful and responsive.

Their product did well with our solution, and they took care of setting it up on the premises themselves. They even priced some quotes for us for integration. We’ve been very happy with them. We also haven’t run into bugs. Anytime we have problems, we communicate with them.

How did Health Samurai perform from a project management standpoint?

They have good communication. We use Slack and get responses within an hour, as well as email and daily standup video calls. We’re going to meet with them in person next week at a conference, and previously, I met with Pavel once when he was in Toronto.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re impressed with how easy their solution is to work with. They provided an online demo to test out the solution and see what the features are. Their benchmarks mean we're fairly confident with the amount of data the solution will be able to process. When they set it up, it matched our expectations from the demos.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There haven’t been any problems.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend knowing what your requirements are. Communicate what the scope of the project is and what you’re intending to do. This will allow them to collaborate more easily.

5.0
Overall Score We haven’t had any problems with them. They’ve been very responsive and the product works.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very responsive and things worked on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s very competitively priced. We get a lot of value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They work really well and are intuitive. It’s very easy to work without requiring a lot of knowledge.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them. Having evaluated the competition, I don’t see a better product at the moment.