If you’re new to FHIR, where’s the best place to start?

I’m a big fan of jumping straight in and getting your hands dirty. Learn by doing.

To that end I’ve put together a short video that walks you through installing and using Microsoft’s FHIR server on your local PC or Mac.

You can watch me do the following, and then go off and do it all yourself:

– Install Docker
– Install the Microsoft FHIR server
– Locate some FHIR test bundles
– Run those bundles into FHIR using Postman
– View the Patient data in Vanya
– Run queries on the data in Postman

Most developers already have a local FHIR server running. If you don’t this is a step-by-step guide in how to do it.

If you’re not a developer or not even that technical, you can still duplicate what I do in the video and start using FHIR on your own lap top.

All the links I mention in the video and all the commands you need to run are documented here:


My hope is you get value from the video, and that it illustrates how low the barrier to entry really is when learning FHIR.



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