FHIR Component

Since Camel 2.23

Both producer and consumer is supported

The FHIR component integrates with the HAPI-FHIR library which is an open-source implementation of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) specification in Java.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-fhir</artifactId>
    <version>${camel-version}</version>
</dependency>

URI Format

The FHIR Component uses the following URI format:

fhir://endpoint-prefix/endpoint?[options]

Endpoint prefix can be one of:

  • capabilities

  • create

  • delete

  • history

  • load-page

  • meta

  • operation

  • patch

  • read

  • search

  • transaction

  • update

  • validate

The FHIR component supports 27 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

encoding (common)

Encoding to use for all request. The value can be one of: JSON, XML

String

fhirVersion (common)

The FHIR Version to use. The value can be one of: DSTU2, DSTU2_HL7ORG, DSTU2_1, DSTU3, R4, R5

R4

String

log (common)

Will log every requests and responses

false

boolean

prettyPrint (common)

Pretty print all request

false

boolean

serverUrl (common)

The FHIR server base URL

String

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

client (advanced)

To use the custom client

IGenericClient

clientFactory (advanced)

To use the custom client factory

IRestfulClientFactory

compress (advanced)

Compresses outgoing (POST/PUT) contents to the GZIP format

false

boolean

configuration (advanced)

To use the shared configuration

FhirConfiguration

connectionTimeout (advanced)

How long to try and establish the initial TCP connection (in ms)

10000

Integer

deferModelScanning (advanced)

When this option is set, model classes will not be scanned for children until the child list for the given type is actually accessed.

false

boolean

fhirContext (advanced)

FhirContext is an expensive object to create. To avoid creating multiple instances, it can be set directly.

FhirContext

forceConformanceCheck (advanced)

Force conformance check

false

boolean

sessionCookie (advanced)

HTTP session cookie to add to every request

String

socketTimeout (advanced)

How long to block for individual read/write operations (in ms)

10000

Integer

summary (advanced)

Request that the server modify the response using the _summary param. The value can be one of: COUNT, TEXT, DATA, TRUE, FALSE

String

validationMode (advanced)

When should Camel validate the FHIR Server’s conformance statement. The value can be one of: NEVER, ONCE

ONCE

String

proxyHost (proxy)

The proxy host

String

proxyPassword (proxy)

The proxy password

String

proxyPort (proxy)

The proxy port

Integer

proxyUser (proxy)

The proxy username

String

accessToken (security)

OAuth access token

String

password (security)

Username to use for basic authentication

String

username (security)

Username to use for basic authentication

String

The FHIR endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

fhir:apiName/methodName

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

apiName

Required What kind of operation to perform. The value can be one of: capabilities, create, delete, history, load-page, meta, patch, read, search, transaction, update, validate

FhirApiName

methodName

Required What sub operation to use for the selected operation

String

Query Parameters (46 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

encoding (common)

Encoding to use for all request. The value can be one of: JSON, XML

String

fhirVersion (common)

The FHIR Version to use. The value can be one of: DSTU2, DSTU2_HL7ORG, DSTU2_1, DSTU3, R4, R5

R4

String

inBody (common)

Sets the name of a parameter to be passed in the exchange In Body

String

log (common)

Will log every requests and responses

false

boolean

prettyPrint (common)

Pretty print all request

false

boolean

serverUrl (common)

The FHIR server base URL

String

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

sendEmptyMessageWhenIdle (consumer)

If the polling consumer did not poll any files, you can enable this option to send an empty message (no body) instead.

false

boolean

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange. The value can be one of: InOnly, InOut, InOptionalOut

ExchangePattern

pollStrategy (consumer)

A pluggable org.apache.camel.PollingConsumerPollingStrategy allowing you to provide your custom implementation to control error handling usually occurred during the poll operation before an Exchange have been created and being routed in Camel.

PollingConsumerPollStrategy

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

client (advanced)

To use the custom client

IGenericClient

clientFactory (advanced)

To use the custom client factory

IRestfulClientFactory

compress (advanced)

Compresses outgoing (POST/PUT) contents to the GZIP format

false

boolean

connectionTimeout (advanced)

How long to try and establish the initial TCP connection (in ms)

10000

Integer

deferModelScanning (advanced)

When this option is set, model classes will not be scanned for children until the child list for the given type is actually accessed.

false

boolean

fhirContext (advanced)

FhirContext is an expensive object to create. To avoid creating multiple instances, it can be set directly.

FhirContext

forceConformanceCheck (advanced)

Force conformance check

false

boolean

sessionCookie (advanced)

HTTP session cookie to add to every request

String

socketTimeout (advanced)

How long to block for individual read/write operations (in ms)

10000

Integer

summary (advanced)

Request that the server modify the response using the _summary param. The value can be one of: COUNT, TEXT, DATA, TRUE, FALSE

String

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

validationMode (advanced)

When should Camel validate the FHIR Server’s conformance statement. The value can be one of: NEVER, ONCE

ONCE

String

proxyHost (proxy)

The proxy host

String

proxyPassword (proxy)

The proxy password

String

proxyPort (proxy)

The proxy port

Integer

proxyUser (proxy)

The proxy username

String

backoffErrorThreshold (scheduler)

The number of subsequent error polls (failed due some error) that should happen before the backoffMultipler should kick-in.

int

backoffIdleThreshold (scheduler)

The number of subsequent idle polls that should happen before the backoffMultipler should kick-in.

int

backoffMultiplier (scheduler)

To let the scheduled polling consumer backoff if there has been a number of subsequent idles/errors in a row. The multiplier is then the number of polls that will be skipped before the next actual attempt is happening again. When this option is in use then backoffIdleThreshold and/or backoffErrorThreshold must also be configured.

int

delay (scheduler)

Milliseconds before the next poll.

500

long

greedy (scheduler)

If greedy is enabled, then the ScheduledPollConsumer will run immediately again, if the previous run polled 1 or more messages.

false

boolean

initialDelay (scheduler)

Milliseconds before the first poll starts.

1000

long

repeatCount (scheduler)

Specifies a maximum limit of number of fires. So if you set it to 1, the scheduler will only fire once. If you set it to 5, it will only fire five times. A value of zero or negative means fire forever.

0

long

runLoggingLevel (scheduler)

The consumer logs a start/complete log line when it polls. This option allows you to configure the logging level for that. The value can be one of: TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, OFF

TRACE

LoggingLevel

scheduledExecutorService (scheduler)

Allows for configuring a custom/shared thread pool to use for the consumer. By default each consumer has its own single threaded thread pool.

ScheduledExecutorService

scheduler (scheduler)

To use a cron scheduler from either camel-spring or camel-quartz component. The value can be one of: none, spring, quartz

none

String

schedulerProperties (scheduler)

To configure additional properties when using a custom scheduler or any of the Quartz, Spring based scheduler.

Map

startScheduler (scheduler)

Whether the scheduler should be auto started.

true

boolean

timeUnit (scheduler)

Time unit for initialDelay and delay options. The value can be one of: NANOSECONDS, MICROSECONDS, MILLISECONDS, SECONDS, MINUTES, HOURS, DAYS

MILLISECONDS

TimeUnit

useFixedDelay (scheduler)

Controls if fixed delay or fixed rate is used. See ScheduledExecutorService in JDK for details.

true

boolean

accessToken (security)

OAuth access token

String

password (security)

Username to use for basic authentication

String

username (security)

Username to use for basic authentication

String

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using fhir with Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-fhir-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 56 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.fhir.access-token

OAuth access token

String

camel.component.fhir.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.bridge-error-handler

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.client

To use the custom client. The option is a ca.uhn.fhir.rest.client.api.IGenericClient type.

String

camel.component.fhir.client-factory

To use the custom client factory. The option is a ca.uhn.fhir.rest.client.api.IRestfulClientFactory type.

String

camel.component.fhir.compress

Compresses outgoing (POST/PUT) contents to the GZIP format

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.configuration

To use the shared configuration. The option is a org.apache.camel.component.fhir.FhirConfiguration type.

String

camel.component.fhir.connection-timeout

How long to try and establish the initial TCP connection (in ms)

10000

Integer

camel.component.fhir.defer-model-scanning

When this option is set, model classes will not be scanned for children until the child list for the given type is actually accessed.

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the fhir component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.encoding

Encoding to use for all request

String

camel.component.fhir.fhir-context

FhirContext is an expensive object to create. To avoid creating multiple instances, it can be set directly. The option is a ca.uhn.fhir.context.FhirContext type.

String

camel.component.fhir.fhir-version

The FHIR Version to use

R4

String

camel.component.fhir.force-conformance-check

Force conformance check

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.lazy-start-producer

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.log

Will log every requests and responses

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.password

Username to use for basic authentication

String

camel.component.fhir.pretty-print

Pretty print all request

false

Boolean

camel.component.fhir.proxy-host

The proxy host

String

camel.component.fhir.proxy-password

The proxy password

String

camel.component.fhir.proxy-port

The proxy port

Integer

camel.component.fhir.proxy-user

The proxy username

String

camel.component.fhir.server-url

The FHIR server base URL

String

camel.component.fhir.session-cookie

HTTP session cookie to add to every request

String

camel.component.fhir.socket-timeout

How long to block for individual read/write operations (in ms)

10000

Integer

camel.component.fhir.summary

Request that the server modify the response using the _summary param

String

camel.component.fhir.username

Username to use for basic authentication

String

camel.component.fhir.validation-mode

When should Camel validate the FHIR Server’s conformance statement

ONCE

String

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.content-type-header

Whether the data format should set the Content-Type header with the type from the data format if the data format is capable of doing so. For example application/xml for data formats marshalling to XML, or application/json for data formats marshalling to JSon etc.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.dont-encode-elements

If provided, specifies the elements which should NOT be encoded. Valid values for this field would include: Patient - Don’t encode patient and all its children Patient.name - Don’t encode the patient’s name Patient.name.family - Don’t encode the patient’s family name .text - Don’t encode the text element on any resource (only the very first position may contain a wildcard) DSTU2 note: Note that values including meta, such as Patient.meta will work for DSTU2 parsers, but values with subelements on meta such as Patient.meta.lastUpdated will only work in DSTU3 mode.

Set

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.dont-strip-versions-from-references-at-paths

If supplied value(s), any resource references at the specified paths will have their resource versions encoded instead of being automatically stripped during the encoding process. This setting has no effect on the parsing process. This method provides a finer-grained level of control than setStripVersionsFromReferences(String) and any paths specified by this method will be encoded even if setStripVersionsFromReferences(String) has been set to true (which is the default)

List

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the fhirJson data format. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.encode-elements

If provided, specifies the elements which should be encoded, to the exclusion of all others. Valid values for this field would include: Patient - Encode patient and all its children Patient.name - Encode only the patient’s name Patient.name.family - Encode only the patient’s family name .text - Encode the text element on any resource (only the very first position may contain a wildcard) .(mandatory) - This is a special case which causes any mandatory fields (min 0) to be encoded

Set

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.encode-elements-applies-to-child-resources-only

If set to true (default is false), the values supplied to setEncodeElements(Set) will not be applied to the root resource (typically a Bundle), but will be applied to any sub-resources contained within it (i.e. search result resources in that bundle)

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.fhir-version

The version of FHIR to use. Possible values are: DSTU2,DSTU2_HL7ORG,DSTU2_1,DSTU3,R4

DSTU3

String

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.omit-resource-id

If set to true (default is false) the ID of any resources being encoded will not be included in the output. Note that this does not apply to contained resources, only to root resources. In other words, if this is set to true, contained resources will still have local IDs but the outer/containing ID will not have an ID.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.override-resource-id-with-bundle-entry-full-url

If set to true (which is the default), the Bundle.entry.fullUrl will override the Bundle.entry.resource’s resource id if the fullUrl is defined. This behavior happens when parsing the source data into a Bundle object. Set this to false if this is not the desired behavior (e.g. the client code wishes to perform additional validation checks between the fullUrl and the resource id).

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.pretty-print

Sets the pretty print flag, meaning that the parser will encode resources with human-readable spacing and newlines between elements instead of condensing output as much as possible.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.server-base-url

Sets the server’s base URL used by this parser. If a value is set, resource references will be turned into relative references if they are provided as absolute URLs but have a base matching the given base.

String

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.strip-versions-from-references

If set to true (which is the default), resource references containing a version will have the version removed when the resource is encoded. This is generally good behaviour because in most situations, references from one resource to another should be to the resource by ID, not by ID and version. In some cases though, it may be desirable to preserve the version in resource links. In that case, this value should be set to false. This method provides the ability to globally disable reference encoding. If finer-grained control is needed, use setDontStripVersionsFromReferencesAtPaths(List)

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.summary-mode

If set to true (default is false) only elements marked by the FHIR specification as being summary elements will be included.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirjson.suppress-narratives

If set to true (default is false), narratives will not be included in the encoded values.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.content-type-header

Whether the data format should set the Content-Type header with the type from the data format if the data format is capable of doing so. For example application/xml for data formats marshalling to XML, or application/json for data formats marshalling to JSon etc.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.dont-encode-elements

If provided, specifies the elements which should NOT be encoded. Valid values for this field would include: Patient - Don’t encode patient and all its children Patient.name - Don’t encode the patient’s name Patient.name.family - Don’t encode the patient’s family name .text - Don’t encode the text element on any resource (only the very first position may contain a wildcard) DSTU2 note: Note that values including meta, such as Patient.meta will work for DSTU2 parsers, but values with subelements on meta such as Patient.meta.lastUpdated will only work in DSTU3 mode.

Set

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.dont-strip-versions-from-references-at-paths

If supplied value(s), any resource references at the specified paths will have their resource versions encoded instead of being automatically stripped during the encoding process. This setting has no effect on the parsing process. This method provides a finer-grained level of control than setStripVersionsFromReferences(String) and any paths specified by this method will be encoded even if setStripVersionsFromReferences(String) has been set to true (which is the default)

List

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the fhirXml data format. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.encode-elements

If provided, specifies the elements which should be encoded, to the exclusion of all others. Valid values for this field would include: Patient - Encode patient and all its children Patient.name - Encode only the patient’s name Patient.name.family - Encode only the patient’s family name .text - Encode the text element on any resource (only the very first position may contain a wildcard) .(mandatory) - This is a special case which causes any mandatory fields (min 0) to be encoded

Set

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.encode-elements-applies-to-child-resources-only

If set to true (default is false), the values supplied to setEncodeElements(Set) will not be applied to the root resource (typically a Bundle), but will be applied to any sub-resources contained within it (i.e. search result resources in that bundle)

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.fhir-version

The version of FHIR to use. Possible values are: DSTU2,DSTU2_HL7ORG,DSTU2_1,DSTU3,R4

DSTU3

String

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.omit-resource-id

If set to true (default is false) the ID of any resources being encoded will not be included in the output. Note that this does not apply to contained resources, only to root resources. In other words, if this is set to true, contained resources will still have local IDs but the outer/containing ID will not have an ID.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.override-resource-id-with-bundle-entry-full-url

If set to true (which is the default), the Bundle.entry.fullUrl will override the Bundle.entry.resource’s resource id if the fullUrl is defined. This behavior happens when parsing the source data into a Bundle object. Set this to false if this is not the desired behavior (e.g. the client code wishes to perform additional validation checks between the fullUrl and the resource id).

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.pretty-print

Sets the pretty print flag, meaning that the parser will encode resources with human-readable spacing and newlines between elements instead of condensing output as much as possible.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.server-base-url

Sets the server’s base URL used by this parser. If a value is set, resource references will be turned into relative references if they are provided as absolute URLs but have a base matching the given base.

String

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.strip-versions-from-references

If set to true (which is the default), resource references containing a version will have the version removed when the resource is encoded. This is generally good behaviour because in most situations, references from one resource to another should be to the resource by ID, not by ID and version. In some cases though, it may be desirable to preserve the version in resource links. In that case, this value should be set to false. This method provides the ability to globally disable reference encoding. If finer-grained control is needed, use setDontStripVersionsFromReferencesAtPaths(List)

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.summary-mode

If set to true (default is false) only elements marked by the FHIR specification as being summary elements will be included.

false

Boolean

camel.dataformat.fhirxml.suppress-narratives

If set to true (default is false), narratives will not be included in the encoded values.

false

Boolean