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FHIR Profiling – Where to start?
David Hay’s presentation at the 2016 FHIR DevDays provides an excellent introduction to FHIR profiling. He provides an outline of the full process of applying FHIR to a real problem, from clinical/business need to FHIR based solutions, including but not limited to making a profile using his ClinFHIR tool:
Michel Rutten’s presentation on FHIR Profiling at the 2016 FHIR DevDays takes the next step, introducing the technical foundations and profile data:
When you’ve gone through those two, you will have a good background to help you understand the profiling section of the FHIR specification:
FHIR Profiling – Where to go next?
David Hay’s March 2017 blogpost on starting out with the current version of clinFHIR (it’s changed since his earlier posts and videos):
Ewout Kramer’s presentation at the 2016 FHIR DevDays on Advanced Profiling, for a more in depth technical implementation perspective:
A key resource for UK implementers is the FHIR APIs index page on developer.nhs.uk:
A range of examples at different stages of maturity in development. Includes XML and JSON example data, and description of value sets.
FHIR Profiling – Tools
clinFHIR (David Hay, Orion):
David Hay’s blog contains many posts about clinFHIR, at
The art-decor toolset is integrating FHIR into its mix of supported standards, targeting v2.0 for FHIR profile viewing in the core toolset, and also working on a FHIR server. One to watch, as it treats FHIR alongside other HL7 and related standards:
Background and ‘current affairs’
Blogs with a lot of discussion about FHIR
(accessible coverage of core matters in implementation, v. good for clinical perspective and new adopters)
(reflects strategic issues for FHIR adoption as a whole, also deep/hard issues and edge-cases)
…see also list on the HL7 wiki at
Rene Spronk’s HL7 FHIR Vimeo channel contains all the DevDays videos (and more)
All the DevDays presentations are also on Slideshare, though they take a bit of finding.
Find out more.
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