Quickstart using the GCP Console

This page shows you how to create a dataset and a data store using the Cloud Healthcare API with Google Cloud Platform Console. After creating a dataset, you can start using FHIR stores, DICOM stores, and HL7v2 stores to store healthcare data.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.

    If you don't already have one, sign up for a new account.

  2. In the GCP Console, on the project selector page, select or create a GCP project.

    Go to the Project selector page

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Google Cloud Platform project.

    Learn how to enable billing

  4. Enable the Cloud Healthcare API.

    Enable the API

Create a dataset

Datasets are the basic containers that hold healthcare data in Google Cloud Platform.

To create a dataset:
  1. In the GCP Console, go to the Datasets page.

    Go to the Datasets page

  2. Click Create dataset.
  3. Choose a dataset identifier that's unique in your project and region. If the identifier is not unique, the dataset creation fails.
  4. Choose the region where the dataset permanently resides and then click Create.
The new dataset appears in the list.

Create a data store

Data stores contain healthcare data specific to a modality, such as FHIR, DICOM, or HL7v2.

To create a data store:
  1. In the GCP Console, go to the Datasets page.

    Go to the Datasets page

  2. Open the dataset where you want to create a data store.
  3. Click Create Data Store.
  4. Enter a name of your choice that's unique in your dataset. If the name is not unique, the data store creation fails.
  5. Select FHIR, DICOM, or HL7v2, depending on the type of healthcare data you are storing.
  6. Click Create.
  7. If you want to configure a Cloud Pub/Sub topic for the data store, type the topic name. When specifying a Cloud Pub/Sub topic, enter the qualified URI to the topic, like so:
  8. Click Create.
The new data store appears in the list.

Clean up

To avoid incurring charges to your GCP account for the resources used in this tutorial, you can clean up the resources you created on GCP. If you created a new project for this tutorial, follow the steps in Delete the project. Otherwise, follow the steps in Delete the dataset and data store.

Delete the project

  1. In the GCP Console, go to the Projects page.

    Go to the Projects page

  2. In the project list, select the project you want to delete and click Delete .
  3. In the dialog, type the project ID, and then click Shut down to delete the project.

Delete the dataset and data store

If you no longer need the dataset and data store created in this quickstart, you can delete the dataset. Deleting a dataset permanently deletes the dataset and any FHIR, HL7v2, or DICOM stores it contains.

To delete a dataset:

  1. In the GCP Console, go to the Datasets page.

    Go to the Datasets page

  2. Select the dataset to delete.
  3. Click Delete, type the identifier for the dataset to confirm, and then click Delete.

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