Modify or create FHIR resources directly on the FHIR server without the need to access the source application.
FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) resources can be edited directly on a FHIR® server in a few different situations.
One common scenario is when the FHIR® server is being used as a data repository for a clinical application or system, and the application needs to update or modify the information stored in the FHIR resources. However, it can be the case that application is not able to reveal the complete resource because its frontend is not capable of generically rendering a whole FHIR® resource or consider validity feedback.
Another scenario is when a healthcare provider or administrator needs to update or correct information in a FHIR® resource that was originally entered manually or through another system. If a client wants to do some update on the resources, it will directly interact with the FHIR® server and perform the operation. With Records, FHIR® resources can be edited directly without the need to license and employ the source application or system.
When accessing the endpoints of a FHIR® server, the data on the server is difficult to see and to validate in order to see the results during editing. FHIRwould help solve the recurring problem experts have to read it in JSON format and retrieve profile errors and warnings via command line. One common solution is operating an eCRF system and assigning profiles which is disproportionately expensive and requires extensive maintenance when profiles are updated.
Records helps to view, edit and validate the data even for non-technical users by rendering the contents into a user-friendly interface. Editing and creation of valid resources can thus be done by non FHIR® experts.