Syndication architecture


One of Ontoserver's key features is support for content syndication.

The Syndication Interface is based on the Atom Publishing Protocol and Atom Syndication Format specifications. The NCTS Conformant Server Applications specification’s Syndication Feed section describes the elements in the feed.

Ontoserver instances can be configured to point to any number of upstream syndication feeds. Using the Syndication API, Ontoserver can then find and download supported FHIR Resource types as well as SNOMED CT and LOINC code systems.

Since Ontoserver 6.2, FHIR Packages are supported as a content type. When Ontoserver imports a FHIR Package, it imports all the supported FHIR Resources in the top-level /package folder that are not already present. This approach follows the intent of the FHIR package format.