Daily Brief

Synthea™ Patient Generator

Synthetic Patient Generation Synthea™ is an open-source, synthetic patient generator that models the medical history of synthetic patients. Our mission is to provide high-quality, synthetic, realistic but not real, patient data and associated health records covering every aspect of healthcare. The resulting data is free from cost, privacy, and security restrictions, enabling research with Health IT data that is otherwise legally or practically unavailable. Academic Research The models used to generate synthetic patients are informed by numerous academic publications.

NextGen® Connect Integration Engine

NextGen® Connect Integration Engine The ability to standardize and exchange health information and patient data is critical for healthcare organizations. NextGen Connect (formerly Mirth Connect) has been powering healthcare organizations for more than a decade. Designed for seamless healthcare message integration, this solution is easily configurable, easily deployed, and scalable. Features That Let You Focus on What Matters Most: Open Source Community Resources Save time and money when you “do it yourself” using the project management tool Jira; GitHub repository, which provides open source Connect files/directories; the revision-control source code repository browser Fisheye; and the Connect Open Source Forum.


Database for FHIR® Fhirbase is an open source toolkit for storing and working with FHIR data, built on top of PostgreSQL. Overview Fhirbase is an open source toolkit for storing and working with FHIR data. FHIR Schema Database schema on top of PostgreSQL based on HL7 FHIR. Import FHIR data Efficient import of your FHIR data with Bulk API, Synthea, Bundles, etc. CRUD Operations Conventional API as Stored Procedures for basic CRUD operations and History.


Spark is Furore’s public domain FHIR® server build in C#.Spark implements a major part of the FHIR® specification and has been used and tested during the past HL7 WGM Connectathons. Furore and the community, will keep enhancing this server to support the latest versions and add functionality, but we welcome who wants to support this effort and help us make Spark a better reference platform and playground for FHIR®.DSTU-1The source code in the branch dstu1/master is up-to-date with the version of Spark running at .

ASCVD Risk Calculator

Based upon the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk and their Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults, this application allows users to estimate a 10-year and/or lifetime risk score for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). These scores are estimated based upon Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools. The application presents relevant patient vitals and labs that factor into the estimated score(s), with a user-friendly display of current and lowest possible risks in a bar-graph setting.

Candidate Driver Analysis (CaDrA)

Researchers at Boston University’s School of Medicine are trying to make the job of identifying those causes easier with its Candidate Driver Analysis (CaDrA for short) tool, which they’ve made available free to members of the research community.

Patient Monitor Alarms

Patient Monitor Alarms Alarm Management An estimated 85 percent to 991,2 percent of alarms in healthcare facilities don’t require clinical intervention. Because of this high percentage of insignificant alerts, clinicians can develop “alarm fatigue,” which can result in them tuning out these notifications and missing the alarms that truly signal a patient’s critical medical crisis. Monitor alarms are designed to alert caregivers to changes in a patient’s condition and can save lives.

Signia™ Stapling System

Signia™ Stapling System Combines the proven performance of Tri-Staple™ technology with the power of real-time feedback Overview Transforming Surgical Stapling Single-Handedly Tissue varies but your staple lines shouldn’t. That’s why the Signia™ stapling system delivers consistent staple lines1,2 — across variable tissue — and the benefits they bring to patients. The Signia™ system gives you the precision of fully powered rotation, articulation, and firing3 with one hand.4 Features Delivers consistent staple lines1,2 Provides precision and maneuverability with fully powered articulation, rotation, and clamping3 Displays real-time feedback on an easy-to-understand LED screen4 Frees your other hand to focus on the surgical site4 Feels well-balanced in your hand during use 5 The Signia™ stapler is compatible with our existing reload portfolio featuring the proven performance of Tri-Staple™ technology.

BIS™ Complete 2-Channel Monitor

BIS™ Complete 2-Channel Monitor Utilizes state-of-the-art technology to process EEG information and provides a direct measure of the patient’s level of consciousness thus providing insight into the effects of anesthesia on the brain. Gain Insight Into Brain Response With BIS™ Technology Bispectral Index™ (BIS™) monitoring enhances the clinician’s patient-­targeted approach to induction, maintenance and emergence. BIS™ technology noninvasively measures and interprets brain wave activity directly related to the effects of anesthetic agents.

PillCam™ SB 3 System

Overview The PillCam™ SB 3 system allows for direct visualization of the small bowel, supporting greater confidence when monitoring lesions that may be related to Crohn’s disease, obscure bleeding, or iron deficiency anemia. The system features advanced optics and imaging designed to deliver exceptional images of the mucosa. This system includes innovative features like adaptive frame rate technology, which supports image acquisition that is uniquely suited to each patient’s motility, as well as the tools you need to record and interpret study results.