FHIR Searching using POST

Another little thing that has some up as we implement our FHIR services is what HTTP verbs you can use when submitting a query. The ‘usual’ way to do this is with the GET verb, but the spec states that it is also legitimate to use a POST to the _search endpoint, with the parameters as an x-multi-part-form submission in the POST body.

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Search receipts in FHIR 

When writing a server that can respond to FHIR queries, it may not be clear what to do when you get a search parameter that you don’t understand. Or, for that matter, which of the defined search parameters against each resource you do need to support.

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Groups of patients in FHIR

I was approached by one of the Dev teams here at Orion Health for some help in ‘FHIR-enabling’ a patient selection service that they have been asked to build. My initial reaction was that we could model this directly as a restful query against /Patient, but after talking to them, the requirements were a bit more complex.

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