The First FHIR Interoperability Platform Built Specifically for Payers

SAFHIR delivers a  FHIR-based platform modeled on Blue Button 2.0 that connects your data, provides powerful consent management, and offers a developer management platform.

The First FHIR Interoperability Platform Built Specifically for Payers

SAFHIR delivers a  FHIR-based platform modeled on Blue Button 2.0 that connect your data, provides powerful consent management, and offers a developer management platform.

Jointly Built with Microsoft

Onyx partnered with Microsoft to jointly build SAFHIR. The platform leverages the best of Azure to create a scalable, secure, and extensible solution. SAFHIR is the first step to leveraging the benefits of Microsoft Healthcare Cloud.

  • Microsoft Healthcare Cloud
  • Joint Technical Teams
  • Co-Sell Solution

SAFHIR (pronounced sapphire) is based on FHIR and is fundamentally transforming how health plans and providers share information and collaborate with patients.

SAFHIR mines your most valuable resource, your data, to discover the information “gems” that:
better-care

Engage Consumers

Enable patient access API, support consumer-controlled apps
improve-business

Accelerate Business

Use data to create new business models (data at point of care, social determinants of health, etc.)
customer-relationships

Achieve Compliance

Comply with CMS mandate out of the box (Patient Access API, Payer-to-Payer)

Cloud-Based, Secure, and Scalable… with Ease

SAFHIR is a born-in-the-cloud, API-based, secure, and scalable FHIR standards-based interoperability platform.

SAFHIR security is based on the Azure Cloud Platform security trusted by Fortune 200 clients

The SAFHIR roadmap ensures healthcare entities stay ahead of compliance requirements, offered as a product upgrade. It takes the complexity of new regulations and implementation guides out and creates an “Easy Button” for compliance and new business cases.

How it Works

SAFHIR has three key modules.

SAFHIR : Convert

Ingest Claims, Clinical, and Pharmacy Data
SAFHIR converts claims, clinical, formulary, and provider directory data into FHIR. The SAFHIR data guides make the mapping and transformation of data easy. It helps organization create a central FHIR-based data repository to run various business models.

SAFHIR : Share

Implement Access Policy, Authorization
The most difficult part of sharing data is “consent.” With our experience building Blue Button 2.0, we understand the effort required to manage consent, and we have automated the process. SAFHIR connects to your existing authentication tools to enable authorization, and it has the flexibility to implement data access policies to enable seamless data sharing.

SAFHIR : Control

Control, Revoke, and Manage Access
For the first time, healthcare data is becoming boundaryless and it’s now accessible by API-enabled apps. Managing a developer ecosystem securely is the key to success. SAFHIR offers an easy-to-use portal for developers to request access to the API. It offers health plans a friendly user interface to approve, revoke, or approve access.

Transform Your Data Into FHIR

SAFHIR transforms data in your healthcare and business applications into a FHIR format. This seemingly small shift allows the data to be more liquid – that is, more easily shared among applications at your organization and with applications at partner organizations.

Transform Your Data Into FHIR

SAFHIR transforms data in your healthcare and business applications into a FHIR format. This seemingly small shift allows the data to be more liquid – that is, more easily shared among applications at your organization and with applications at partner organizations.

SAFHIR is an out-of-the-box interoperability platform based on FHIR standards.

CMS Mandate Deadlines

  • Patient Access API - July, 2021
  • Provider Directory API - July, 2021
  • Payer-to-Payer Data Exchange - Jan, 2022
  • Improving the Dually Eligible Experience by Increasing the Frequency of Federal-State Data Exchanges - April, 2022

Healthcare on FHIR

The health IT industry is shifting rapidly to FHIR, in part due to federal regulations from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This trend will make it much easier for you to send and receive information securely, and with SAFHIR, the process is completely automated.

Easily share data with patients and partners. SAFHIR supports interoperability with:

  • Qualified Health Plans
  • Medicare Advantage Organizations
  • Medicaid Fee-For-Service Programs
  • CHIP FFS Programs
  • Medicaid Managed Care Plans
  • CHIP Managed Care Entities

Based on the CMS Blue Button 2.0 API

SAFHIR leverages NewWave’s work on the CMS Blue Button 2.0 application protocol interface (API). NewWave built the Blue Button 2.0 API to be a developer-friendly, standards-based API that puts beneficiaries in control of how they share their claims information.

SAFHIR uses this underlying technology to help providers and payers use their data to deliver better service to their customers. 

You can use the data to share information with your patients/beneficiaries about their health, details about their insurance coverage, drug prescriptions, treatments, and costs. Beneficiaries also have full control over how their data can be used and by whom, with identity and authorization controlled.