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Welcome to the FHIR® wiki - the home for the FHIR development team.

If you're looking for the FHIR specification, you can find it here:

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Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced "Fire") defines a set of "Resources" that represent granular clinical concepts. The resources can be managed in isolation, or aggregated into complex documents. This flexibility offers coherent solutions for a range of interoperability problems. The simple direct definitions of the resources are based on thorough requirements gathering, formal analysis and extensive cross-mapping to other relevant standards. A workflow management layer provides support for designing, procuring, and integrating solutions. Technically, FHIR is designed for the web; the resources are based on simple XML, with an http-based RESTful protocol where each resource has predictable URL. Where possible, open internet standards are used for data representation.

FHIR® is a registered HL7 Trademark.

More help and Asking Questions

There are a number of ways that you can get specific help when using FHIR, in addition to the specification:

  • There is a FHIR FAQ which addresses questions from both business and technical perspectives
  • There is a lot of information in this wiki
  • The HL7 List server is a good place to ask general questions
  • Each resource in the specification has a Community page linked to it
  • Each resource has extensive examples
  • There are a number of skype conversations about FHIR - one developed to implementers and very closely monitored (send a skype to david.hay25 to be added). This is good for urgent enquiries.
  • We are starting to use the Stack Overflow on-line application (use the tag hl7-fhir) as this is a very common source of information for developers, and the information there is very easy to find


FHIR Development Links

FHIR development discussions take place on the FHIR email list FHIR email list subscription instructions, and here on this wiki:


Hot Topics

The following discussions are likely to be of interest to most FHIR participants

Implementation Resources

Workgroup pages