GraphQL in FHIR R4!


#1

News from FHIR DevDays is that GraphQL is being added to the FHIR standard in R4!!! Digging up the draft from the January working group…

https://hl7.org/fhir/2018Jan/graphql.html

Epic, Cerner, AllScripts, Apple HealthKit, Google, Microsoft, Medicare, Veterans Administration… they’ve all announced support for FHIR over the past 12 to 18 months. So addition of GraphQL into the specification means that all the major healthcare companies will begin considering using GraphQL with their FHIR servers. Which… @shalkam happened to generously contribute a prototype of last year.

Time to dig out the ApolloOnFhir tutorial…


#2

It would be cool if FHIR had agreed upon .graphql files for each resource. At least to give everyone a common/base/starting point.