FHIR backend service

Have been looking at using a service for FHIR backend APIs. Here are some:


  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Health Samurai’s Aidbox
  • SmileCDR’s platform
  • Google Cloud Developer API

Open Source options:

Have experimented with Azure’s FHIR API service. Looks good so far. While Azure AFAIK is a stable and reliable cloud platform, I was looking for ways to prevent vendor lock-in. That goal can be most accomplished by HAPI’s FHIR.
Would to like to hear the community’s experience is using HAPI as a backend service in the terms of the following:

  • Server setup
  • Server Maintenance
  • Scalability
  • Backup and Restores
  • Error reporting/handling.

It would also be great if you can share your experience in using Azure’s API service.


you could also try reading this stream: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/179167-hapi

Thanks, @grahamegrieve for linking the chat. Found some interesting topics being discussed.
However, did not find any discussions on making a choice between the available services.