With the FHIR standard rousing curiosity in healthcare circles, Redox has put together a list of the most popular open source FHIR Libraries!
Stars on github: 1,200
In their own words: HAPI FHIR is a complete implementation of the HL7 FHIR standard for healthcare interoperability in Java. We are an open community developing software licensed under the business-friendly Apache Software License 2.0. HAPI FHIR is a product of Smile CDR.
Want more? Here’s their Demonstration/public test server
2. Synthea Patient Population Simulator
Stars on github: 966
Language: Java, Freemarker
In their own words: SyntheaTM is a Synthetic Patient Population Simulator. The goal is to output synthetic, realistic (but not real), patient data and associated health records in a variety of formats.
Want more? Synthea has a great wiki where you’ll find their currently supported disease modules and their academic paper.
3. Microsoft AZURE FHIR server
Stars on github: 618
Language: C#, TSQL
In their own words: FHIR Server for Azure empowers developers – saving time when they need to quickly integrate a FHIR server into their own applications or providing them with a foundation on which they can customize their own FHIR service.
Want more? Here’s their Secure FHIR Gateway and Proxy to FHIR Servers
Stars on github: 555
In their own words: This is the official support SDK for working with HL7 FHIR on the Microsoft .NET platform.
Want more? Their library includes:
- Class models for working with the FHIR data model using POCO’s
- Xml and Json parsers and serializers
- A REST client for working with FHIR-compliant servers
- Helper classes to work with the specification metadata, most notably StructureDefinition and generation of differentials
- Validation of instances based on profiles
- Evaluation FhirPath expressions
5. Google FHIR
Stars on github: 518
Language: Java, Python, Objective-C, and C++, Dart, Go, Ruby, and C#, Starlark, Shell, more to come!
In their own words: FhirProto is Google’s implementation of the FHIR Standard for Health Care data using Protocol Buffers (a language-neutral, platform-neutral extensible mechanism for serializing structured data). By leveraging Google’s core data storage format, FhirProto provides a type-safe, strongly validated FHIR format with cross-language support at a fraction of the size on disk.
Want more? Set up an environment with FHIR examples
6. Python SMART on FHIR
Stars on github: 314
In their own words: This is fhirclient, a flexible Python client for FHIR servers supporting the SMART on FHIR protocol. The client is compatible with Python 2.7.10 and Python 3
Want more? Their data model classes are built using fhir-parser, that handles (de)serialization and allow to work with FHIR data in a Pythonic way.
Stars on github: 304
Want more? Their adapter implementations: jquery, YUI, AngularJS, Native, Node
Stars on github: 256
In their own words: Open Source secure REST implementation for the HL7 FHIR Specification.
Want more? Mongo implementation example