Create FHIR resource

Create an FHIR resource.

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To authenticate to Cloud Healthcare API, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

import (

	healthcare ""

// createFHIRResource creates an FHIR resource.
func createFHIRResource(w io.Writer, projectID, location, datasetID, fhirStoreID, resourceType string) error {
	ctx := context.Background()

	healthcareService, err := healthcare.NewService(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("healthcare.NewService: %w", err)

	fhirService := healthcareService.Projects.Locations.Datasets.FhirStores.Fhir

	payload := map[string]interface{}{
		"resourceType": resourceType,
		"language":     "FR",
	jsonPayload, err := json.Marshal(payload)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("json.Encode: %w", err)

	parent := fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/fhirStores/%s", projectID, location, datasetID, fhirStoreID)

	call := fhirService.Create(parent, resourceType, bytes.NewReader(jsonPayload))
	call.Header().Set("Content-Type", "application/fhir+json;charset=utf-8")
	resp, err := call.Do()
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("Create: %w", err)
	defer resp.Body.Close()

	respBytes, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("could not read response: %w", err)

	if resp.StatusCode > 299 {
		return fmt.Errorf("Create: status %d %s: %s", resp.StatusCode, resp.Status, respBytes)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "%s", respBytes)

	return nil


To authenticate to Cloud Healthcare API, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

import java.util.Collections;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.HttpStatus;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpUriRequest;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.RequestBuilder;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.entity.StringEntity;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;

public class FhirResourceCreate {
  private static final String FHIR_NAME = "projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/fhirStores/%s";
  private static final JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = new GsonFactory();
  private static final NetHttpTransport HTTP_TRANSPORT = new NetHttpTransport();

  public static void fhirResourceCreate(String fhirStoreName, String resourceType)
      throws IOException, URISyntaxException {
    // String fhirStoreName =
    //    String.format(
    //        FHIR_NAME, "your-project-id", "your-region-id", "your-dataset-id", "your-fhir-id");
    // String resourceType = "Patient";

    // Initialize the client, which will be used to interact with the service.
    CloudHealthcare client = createClient();
    HttpClient httpClient = HttpClients.createDefault();
    String uri = String.format("%sv1/%s/fhir/%s", client.getRootUrl(), fhirStoreName, resourceType);
    URIBuilder uriBuilder = new URIBuilder(uri).setParameter("access_token", getAccessToken());
    StringEntity requestEntity =
        new StringEntity("{\"resourceType\": \"" + resourceType + "\", \"language\": \"en\"}");

    HttpUriRequest request =
            .addHeader("Content-Type", "application/fhir+json")
            .addHeader("Accept-Charset", "utf-8")
            .addHeader("Accept", "application/fhir+json; charset=utf-8")

    // Execute the request and process the results.
    HttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(request);
    HttpEntity responseEntity = response.getEntity();
    if (response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode() != HttpStatus.SC_CREATED) {
              "Exception creating FHIR resource: %s\n", response.getStatusLine().toString()));
      throw new RuntimeException();
    System.out.print("FHIR resource created: ");

  private static CloudHealthcare createClient() throws IOException {
    // Use Application Default Credentials (ADC) to authenticate the requests
    // For more information see
    GoogleCredentials credential =

    // Create a HttpRequestInitializer, which will provide a baseline configuration to all requests.
    HttpRequestInitializer requestInitializer =
        request -> {
          new HttpCredentialsAdapter(credential).initialize(request);
          request.setConnectTimeout(60000); // 1 minute connect timeout
          request.setReadTimeout(60000); // 1 minute read timeout

    // Build the client for interacting with the service.
    return new CloudHealthcare.Builder(HTTP_TRANSPORT, JSON_FACTORY, requestInitializer)

  private static String getAccessToken() throws IOException {
    GoogleCredentials credential =

    return credential.refreshAccessToken().getTokenValue();


To authenticate to Cloud Healthcare API, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

const google = require('@googleapis/healthcare');
const healthcare ={
  version: 'v1',
  auth: new google.auth.GoogleAuth({
    scopes: [''],
  headers: {'Content-Type': 'application/fhir+json'},

async function createFhirResource() {
  // Replace the following body with the data for the resource you want to
  // create.
  const body = {
    name: [{use: 'official', family: 'Smith', given: ['Darcy']}],
    gender: 'female',
    birthDate: '1970-01-01',
    resourceType: 'Patient',

  // TODO(developer): uncomment these lines before running the sample
  // const cloudRegion = 'us-central1';
  // const projectId = 'adjective-noun-123';
  // const datasetId = 'my-dataset';
  // const fhirStoreId = 'my-fhir-store';
  // const resourceType = 'Patient';
  const parent = `projects/${projectId}/locations/${cloudRegion}/datasets/${datasetId}/fhirStores/${fhirStoreId}`;

  const request = {parent, type: resourceType, requestBody: body};
  const resource =
    await healthcare.projects.locations.datasets.fhirStores.fhir.create(
  console.log(`Created FHIR resource with ID ${}`);



To authenticate to Cloud Healthcare API, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

# Imports the types Dict and Any for runtime type hints.
from typing import Any, Dict  # noqa: E402

def create_patient(
    project_id: str,
    location: str,
    dataset_id: str,
    fhir_store_id: str,
) -> Dict[str, Any]:
    """Creates a new Patient resource in a FHIR store.

    before running the sample.
    for the Python API reference.

      project_id: The project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want
        to use.
      location: The name of the parent dataset's location.
      dataset_id: The name of the parent dataset.
      fhir_store_id: The name of the FHIR store that holds the Patient resource.

      A dict representing the created Patient resource.
    # Imports the Google API Discovery Service.
    from googleapiclient import discovery

    api_version = "v1"
    service_name = "healthcare"

    # Returns an authorized API client by discovering the Healthcare API
    # and using GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable.
    client =, api_version)

    # TODO(developer): Uncomment these lines and replace with your values.
    # project_id = 'my-project'
    # location = 'us-central1'
    # dataset_id = 'my-dataset'
    # fhir_store_id = 'my-fhir-store'
    fhir_store_parent = (
    fhir_store_name = f"{fhir_store_parent}/fhirStores/{fhir_store_id}"

    patient_body = {
        "name": [{"use": "official", "family": "Smith", "given": ["Darcy"]}],
        "gender": "female",
        "birthDate": "1970-01-01",
        "resourceType": "Patient",

    request = (
        .create(parent=fhir_store_name, type="Patient", body=patient_body)
    # Sets required application/fhir+json header on the googleapiclient.http.HttpRequest.
    request.headers["content-type"] = "application/fhir+json;charset=utf-8"
    response = request.execute()

    print(f"Created Patient resource with ID {response['id']}")
    return response

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