Forge Profile Editor

Creating a profile

Profiles are an important feature of the FHIR standard and allow you to tailor FHIR to your needs and define how exchanging partners use the FHIR specification. FHIR would not be FHIR without the ability to create profiles for specific countries, regions or hospitals and suppliers of software solutions.

But not everyone is an expert in editing XML and the specifics of an FHIR XML profile. Creating and maintaining these files by hand using an XML editor or an excel document is error-prone and requires detailed knowledge of the Profile resource.

Profile Editor

Forge is a user-friendly editor for creating and editing profiles that enables medical modelers to create these profiles using a graphical user interface so they can focus on modelling.

Forge editions

New! The initial beta release of Forge for FHIR DSTU-2 v1.0 is now available. We aim to be compliant with the FHIR DSTU-2 1.0 ballot published on Sept. 23, 2015.

Previous application releases are no longer actively maintained, but are still available for download:

Click once installer

Forge is deployed using a ClickOnce installer. The ClickOnce installer automatically updates the application to the newest version upon startup. You can download the current Forge ClickOnce installer from here.

Note: the current new version is published as a new major release. Therefore the installation is independent of any existing installations of previous releases. You can safely install and run different major releases side-by-side. Installed previous releases will not automatically update to a new major release.
A major release must be installed manually. After the initial installation, the new release will automatically update again.

  • Features
  • Create and edit Conformance Packages
  • Create and edit StructureDefinitions
  • Define Element Constraints
  • Define Extensions
  • Define Slices
  • Define Bindings
  • Define Mappings