I work with FHIR files, which are big and complex JSON files used in healthcare. I'd like to understand what I'm working with, so it would be super nice to somehow visualize the files locally.

There seems to be a lot of parsers etc, and tools connecting to servers to download and upload FHIRs and convert them, but I'd just need to visualize what I already have... IntelliJ plugin would have been optimal but there doesn't seem to be such a thing. Even a command line tool would be better than nothing.

Working on linux, but interested on tools for other platforms, too.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about: https://fhirblog.com/2019/06/01/fhir-bundle-visualizer/ , extracting data (I assume these can be explored in more detail):

enter image description here

and visualizing the internal structure:

enter image description here

This example is a web-based tool, but my FHIRs are private data, so I would need a local tool.

  • Can you clarify what do you mean by "visualize". Some example may be helpful Commented Mar 16, 2022 at 15:11
  • @RomeoNinov sure. Added an example.
    – eis
    Commented Mar 16, 2022 at 15:32
  • my understanding is this visualization is based on several documents, not one JSON file. And display kind of relation between them. In such case maybe you need to search for something like graph databases where such relations are BAU Commented Mar 16, 2022 at 16:17
  • @RomeoNinov no, what is seen in images is contents of one json FHIR. One FHIR can contain several messages and it will contain hierarchical data in itself. The files can be very complex, having JSON file with weight >1M is not unheard of.
    – eis
    Commented Mar 16, 2022 at 16:26


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.