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The FHIR Build process take a large number of artifacts (spreadsheets, xml files, other configuration files) and utilizing a combination of XSLT, ANT, and Java builds the FHIR specification including the examples and the Java and Delphi reference implementations.

Purpose: Build the core FHIR specification

Is Core to supporting an HL7 process

Product Family:

  • FHIR

HL7 Functional Areas:

  • Standards Development
  • Standards Balloting


  • ANT
  • Java
  • XSLT
  • MS Excel
  • Linux
  • MS Windows
  • Apple macOS


  • FHIR Main Vocabulary Server
Version Rollout Date Last Update License
Open Source Software

Assessment: (done: 2016-08-13)

People and Organizations associated with FHIR Build:

  • Grahame Grieve -Developer/Project Administrator- (

  • Lloyd McKenzie -Developer/Maintainer- (

  • Josh Mandel -Maintainer- (


  • 2016-06-18 (initial load) The FHIR Build process cannot run unless it can contact the FHIR Vocabulary Server. Output from the vacabulary server is cache to enhance the performance of the FHIR Build process