How to select or request a subset of parameters in the same FHIR resource

We are writing angular.js apps that consume FHIR services directly. The FHIR resources are pretty verbose as well as independent, that it creates a lot of work for the UI person, it’s hard to bind to the UI, it creates too many conversions, etc.
Is there a solution for tying FHIR services into a more friendly, less conversion, more quick bindings… out there — on both the server and client side.

There’s not much now. It’s something we intend to work on, but it has problems as well - a different engineering solution for each problem - moving the costs around…