FHIR Resources

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


Each resource has logical table and UML definitions, along with literal XML and JSON templates. All resources have a set of common data, and also a set of data elements that use common data types. The data types Decimal, Identifier, Coding, CodeableConcept, Quantity and Timing are the most likely to cause implementers trouble. Most implementers will work with Patient and the infrastructure resources Bundle, List, Composition, Provenance, Audit Trail and OperationOutcome.


Definitions Logical UML XML JSON Identity Metadata Data types Decimal Identifier Coding CodeableConcept Quantity Timing Patient Bundle List Composition Provenance AuditTrail OperationOutcome 


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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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