clinFHIR and 2.1

A quick note for those who will be using clinFHIR at the upcoming WGM – I’ve updated it so that it can read the proposed 2.1 resources. The way it works is that you select the server in the usual way – i.e. clicking the ‘servers’ link at the top right of the screen, and there are now both 2.0 and 2.1 versions of the servers to select from.

The default server remains the 2.0 version of Grahames server, and if you do want to have a look at the 2.1 resources, then select a 2.1 server as the Conformance server. You should also select a 2.1 data server if you intend to save the resource, otherwise it will likely be rejected.

A couple of things I noted during testing:

  • If you have a 2.0 Conformance server selected and try to build a resource based on a 2.1 resource (like Sequence) then you’ll get an error saying that the profile cannot be loaded (which makes sense)
  • If you have a 2.1 Conformance server and a 2.0 Terminology server selected, then the builder may not be able to load a ValueSet

The safest is to have all servers on the same version.

Here’s a screenshot (and, no I haven’t tested this configuration – it’s quite adventurous!)

Screen Shot 2016-01-09 at 8.09.23 am

Oh – if you’re developing a FHIR server and intend to have a test deployment on the web then let me know the url and which server roles it is intended to support and I’ll add it to the defined list. There are a couple of requirements:

  • It must support JSON
  • It must return a conformance resource

And lastly – there is still time to go to the connectathon. This time around we have tons of room which is great as we have 117 attendees at the last count! (sadly, not me…)


About David Hay
I'm an independent contractor working with a number of Organizations in the health IT space. I'm an HL7 Fellow, Chair Emeritus of HL7 New Zealand and a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group. I have a keen interest in health IT, especially health interoperability with HL7 and the FHIR standard. I'm the author of a FHIR training and design tool - clinFHIR - which is sponsored by InterSystems Ltd.

3 Responses to clinFHIR and 2.1

  1. Imran Siddiqui says:

    David- Thanks a Million for what you do day in day out!!!!

    My hats off to you.

    Imran Siddiqui

    • David Hay says:

      Thanks Imran! But I’m just one of many involved in FHIR – the community is what makes it fun (most of the time 🙂 )

      • Imran says:

        Quick question- how can I get involved in the FHIR group?

        Please let me know.

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