• Tim Benson
  • Grahame Grieve
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)


The FHIR RESTful API provides a consistent set of HTTP services for understanding the system capabilities, finding (search) and managing resources (read, create, update, delete), and subscribing to content using a set of predictable URLs. FHIR also defines a framework for actions (execute) on the server, and a way to prevent version conflicts on the server.


API Security XML JSON System service Conformance Search Joining Type service Instance service Operations Versions 


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    For example: Podita P. HTTP: the protocol every web developer must know- part 1. Envatotuts + 2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
    • 1
  • Grahame Grieve
    • 2
  1. 1.R-Outcomes LtdNewburyUK
  2. 2.Health Intersections Pty LtdMelbourneAustralia

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