According to my understanding, FHIR APIs support to export and import data into the OpenMRS in FHIR Resource format, which is an international standard of handling Electronic health records. Currently, there are few API Endpoints which support to retrieve some resources (ex- Patient,Person) in OpenMRS. If you need more information about FHIR, I think my article about FHIR might be helpful to you.
OpenMRS REST APIs support all the CRUD operations which can be applied on any resources in the OpenMRS and that does not use any specific standard to export and import data into the OpenMRS.
Yes.This standard would be really helpful when we need to transfer data between healthcare applications which use same standard to store data. So we don’t need to do any data mapping. As an example Apple uses the FHIR standard inside the iPhone to make the connection between the electronic health records (EHR) and a user’s Health app.
I think It would be great to add steps of configuring FHIR module locally along with the OpenMRS- Core into the wiki page. Then newcomers can easily setup it. Shall I add them in to the OpenMRS FHIR Module Documentation page?
Great question, @saurabh and @uthpala! I would start a new thread about this since the card is about a more general, community documentation task and not specific to GSoD 2020. I think this thread is meant to be for questions, discussion, and announcements about the GSOD program itself.