Open Source FHIR implementations

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Introduction

This page lists known open source implementations of the FHIR specification. For a list of running servers, see Publicly Available FHIR Servers for testing

Reference Libraries

  • JAVA: https://github.com/jamesagnew/hapi-fhir - James Agnew / University Health Network
    • Open-source Java library for quickly creating FHIR Servers and Clients
    • Geared towards adding FHIR capability to existing applications (e.g. it's not a database, it's a library for quickly bolting FHIR on to your own database, or connecting to other FHIR servers as a client)
    • Supports all resource types, most operations, and both xml and json encodings
    • "Tinder" code generator (Maven plugin) creates model objects and clients from Profiles and Conformance statements
  • DotNet: https://github.com/furore-fhir/spark
    • Reference server built in parallel with Grahame's to test the specification
    • Supports all resource types, searches, all operations, xml + json
    • Built in .NET with the .NET reference implementation, WebApi 2.0 library, Mongo DB for storage and search.
  • Ruby: https://github.com/fhir-crucible/fhir_client
    • Open-source Ruby library for quickly creating FHIR applications
    • Geared towards adding FHIR capability to your Ruby applications.
    • Supports STU3 (default) and DSTU2, all resource types, most operations, and both xml and json encodings

Other Open source Implementations

  • FHIRBase - open source relational storage for FHIR with document API based on PostgreSQL. FHIRBase is an attempt to take the best parts of Relational & Document Databases for persistence of FHIR resources. FHIRBase stores resources relationally and gives you the power of SQL for querying & aggregating. At the same time FHIRBase provides a set of SQL procedures & views to persist and retrieve resources as a json documents in one hop.
  • the FHIR build tool itself is open source and includes various definitional and reasoning tools. See [1]. If you aren't signed up to the HL7 GForge, you can access the FHIR repository at [2] anonymously.
  • JSON-to-XML-Converter - JavaScript based open source library to convert FHIR between JSON and XML. It is built from the FHIR XML Schema.
  • [3] - DSTU-2 FHIR entities compatible with .Net Core
  • Synthea - Synthetic patient simulation that generates longitudinal FHIR (STU3 and DSTU2) records suitable for software development, integration, testing, demoing. Over 35 diseases with reasonable comorbidities and treatments. Supports Patient, Condition, Encounter, Observation, DiagnosticReport, Immunization, AllergyIntolerance, MedicationRequest, Procedure, Organization.

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