SyntheaTM is a Synthetic Patient Population Simulator. The goal is to output synthetic, realistic (but not real), patient data and associated health records in a variety of formats.
Read our wiki for more information.
Currently, SyntheaTM features:
- Birth to Death Lifecycle
- Configuration-based statistics and demographics (defaults with Massachusetts Census data)
- Modular Rule System
- Drop in Generic Modules
- Custom Ruby rules modules for additional capabilities
- Primary Care Encounters, Emergency Room Encounters, and Symptom-Driven Encounters
- Conditions, Allergies, Medications, Vaccinations, Observations/Vitals, Labs, Procedures, CarePlans
- FHIR (STU3 v3.0.1 and DSTU2 v1.0.2)
- Rendering Rules and Disease Modules with Graphviz
System Requirements: SyntheaTM requires Ruby 2.1.0 or above.
To clone the SyntheaTM repo and install the necessary gems:
git clone https://github.com/synthetichealth/synthea.git cd synthea gem install bundler bundle install
Generate Synthetic Patients
Generating the population one at a time...
bundle exec rake synthea:generate
Or generating the population for a county and time based on census statistics...
bundle exec rake synthea:generate['./config/Suffolk_County.json']
Some settings can be changed in
SyntheaTM will output patient records in C-CDA (requires running instance of Mongo DB) and FHIR STU3 formats in
Upload to FHIR Server
After generating data, upload it to a STU3 FHIR server:
bundle exec rake synthea:fhirupload[http://server/fhir/baseDstu3]
Generate graphical visualizations of SyntheaTM rules and modules. Requires GraphViz to be installed.
brew install graphviz bundle exec rake synthea:graphviz
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