Learning HL7 FHIR Using the HAPI FHIR Server and Its Use in Medical Imaging with the SIIM Dataset

Mohannad A. Hussain, Steve G. Langer, Marc Kohli

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Health Level 7’s (HL7’s) new standard, FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources), is setting healthcare information technology and medical imaging specifically ablaze with excitement. This paper aims to describe the protocol’s advantages in some detail and explore an easy path for those unfamiliar with FHIR to begin learning the standard using free, open-source tools, namely the HL7 application programming interface (HAPI) FHIR server and the SIIM Hackathon Dataset.



  • API
  • EHR (electronic health record)
  • EPR (electronic patient record)
  • Fast Health Interoperability Resources
  • FHIR
  • FOSS
  • HAPI
  • Health Level 7
  • HL7
  • SIIM Hackathon
  • Web APIs
  • Web-based technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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