Implementing FHIR

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


FHIR has strong focus on implementation. This is manifest by – amongst others – running regular connectathons, and publishing a safety checklist, providing open source tools and reference implementations. Implementers must make many decisions – e.g. XML or JSON – when implementing FHIR. Security is an important aspect of implementation. FHIR lays down a general architecture for security and defines some specific functionality for security labels. One really common and important method for handling security is to use SMART on FHIR.


Implementation Connectathon XML JSON Server Safety Tools Reference implementation Open source Java C# Security Smart on FHIR Argonaut 


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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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