We are considering using FHIR for sending data captured via a local care pathway form to a regional provider and we’re trying to understand the pros & cons of the Messaging paradigm vs the RESTful.
The data on the form will likely comprise items from numerous FHIR resource, so an update to the provider/server will need to update various resources. The pathway form may be repeatedly updated during it’s lifetime so updates to the provider/server will be iterative. And the data captured is based on data held locally, not at the provider, so any identifiers will be ours (not the regional provider’s/server’s).
I understand the Messaging specification is “not provided to fill any functional deficiency in the RESTful API” so I’m assuming RESTful can fulfil these requirements. However, I’d like to understand the practical implications of one method over the other (possibly in terms of message orchestration).
Can anyone point me at a useful practical comparison?