Seqster Releases v7.1 on Azure
By Bio-IT World Staff
January 11, 2020 | Kicking off news from the J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference, Seqster announced the release of Seqster Platform v7.1 on the Microsoft Azure cloud this morning. Seqster is a comprehensive platform for accessing secure, longitudinal Real-World Data - electronic health records (EHR), DNA, and fitness wearables data in real-time for healthcare enterprises.
“With the latest release of the Seqster platform, we provide end-to-end patient data delivery on Microsoft Azure so that our enterprise clients can transition from existing outdated retrieval methods to real-time, structured EHR data retrieval,” stated Ardy Arianpour, Seqster's CEO and co-founder in the press release. “Seqster pioneered person-centric interoperability and now offers a turn-key multi-cloud solution driven by and for our pharma clients.”
By incorporating Azure, along with Kubernetes and Istio, Seqster is able to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of its app containers without “DevOps” intervention while providing TLS encryption for data in transit between all resources in the platform along with enhanced logging for observability and policy adherence.
“Microsoft welcomes Seqster into the Azure family of products for patient-centric healthcare and interoperability,” commented Trent Norris, Microsoft’s Director of Life Sciences in the same press release. “By leveraging Azure Key Vault, Storage Containers and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Seqster has created a secure, scalable platform for enterprise-class medical data retrieval, visualization, and integration for healthcare providers, payers, pharma and medical researchers.”
Seqster provides researchers and clinicians a user-friendly experience while accelerating the onboarding of research participants into clinical trials. Patients can now track their health data throughout the study and beyond, offering an integrated approach to outcomes analysis. The platform is FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant enabling secure delivery of EHR documents directly to regulated clinical trial management systems and allowing eConsent-based visualization of participants’ data.
New Features of Seqster 7.1 on Microsoft Azure include:
- Enhanced security using Azure Key Vault and Istio Service Mesh
- High availability cluster with redundancy across availability zones
- Customizable user interface for white label branding
- Single and Multi-Tenant options
- Massively scalable object storage with Azure Blob Storage for EHR documents, Medical Images, and DNA sequence files
- Single-Sign-On integration with Oauth2 Authentication
- FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant for Clinical Trial data handling
Seqster runs on a HIPAA and HITRUST CSF certified platform, providing our enterprise clients with a tightly controlled environment with 24x7x365 operational monitoring and support.