July 30, 2015 2 Comments
This post is rather like ‘peeking over the parapet’ – but here goes!
As most of you will know, one of the fundamental concepts behind FHIR is that resources have an ‘identity’ by which it can be addressed – expressed in the specification as the ‘id’ of the resource. And that id is limited to 64 characters in length.
Once you have this identity, it is then possible for individual resources to reference each other in a ‘web’ of information – for example a Condition resource can reference the Patient resource that represents the person who has the condition.