Searching on Simplifier

Simplifier allows you to access FHIR data models from all around the world. You can search for Organizations and access their publicly available projects. It shows you how the best Health Organizations use FHIR and how you can save time reinventing the wheel. Simplifier content is organized at four levels: Organizations, Projects, Resources and Users. When you scroll down on the homepage you can see showcase projects and the most popular projects available on Simplifier.

Search existing content

To explore existing organizations, projects and resources simply type a search phrase into the Search field at the top of the Simplifier homepage. Once you reach the page with your search results you will notice that you have a few options to further specify your results. In the left hand menu you will find options to limit the results to Organizations, Projects or Resources. You can further specify Resource Categories, FHIR version, FHIR status, Project Scope and Nationality.

Your search results are RESTful, meaning that you can send your search results exactly as you have edited them to someone else using the URL. The person that you are sending the results to will receive the search results just as you have filtered them.

Search for organizations

For more information on Organizations please take a look at the Organization documentation Once you have found the organization you are interested in, you can select it to navigate to the Organization page. Here you will find additional information about the organization as well as a list of public projects and available Implementation Guides that are linked to this organization. More information on how Organizations work can be found here.

Search for projects

All content in Simplifier (e.g. resources and Implementation Guides) is organized in projects. Projects may be linked to an organization (depending on the account level) or stand alone. To search for projects, select the option Projects under Search Type. You can use additional filters to search for more specific projects. For example you can filter based on Project Scope. This allows you to make a distinction between Core, International, National, Local, and Regional projects. If you select the National Project Scope, the Nationality filter option will open. Here you can select one or more nationalities.

Once you have found the project you are interested in, you can select it to navigate to the Project page and inspect the content. For more information on projects, please take a look at our Projects pages where all the content is explained.

Search for FHIR resources

Simplifier is a repository for FHIR resources. There are a multitude of resources that are available to the public including profiles, extensions, valuesets, dictionaries, mappings, examples and more. If these resources are listed as public then you can find them here.

You can browse these resources easily from the Simplifier homepage or from within a specific project. To search for a specific resource navigate to the search box and type the term in the search field. When searching from the homepage, select Resources from the Search Type options, to limit your search results to resources. When searching from the Resources tab in a project, this option will be selected automatically. You can apply additional filters such as Resource Categories and Fhir Status to make your search more specific.


Once you have found the resource you are looking for select it to see further details. Within the resource page you can view which project that resource is a part of, the type, status (maturity level), versioning, and different resource views.

New and improved search engine

In our continouous effort to improve Simplifier we noticed that searching becomes increasingly complex with the growing amount of resources and users from different backgrounds. That is why we are working on a new search engine which is available in our public beta. You can try out the new search engine here.

Find other Simplifier users

In every project there is a Members tab on a project page. Here you can see which Simplifier users are involved in the project. By clicking on a project member, you will navigate to his or her user profile. On the profile you can find more information about this user, such as his or her activity on Simplifier and other projects this user is involved in. You can also get in touch with this user by using his or her contact details or sending a direct message.