When deploying a FHIR RESTful endpoint, the FHIR standard defines the standard RESTful operations that can be carried out on individual resources (read, vread, search, etc), resource types, or globally on a server.

The target architectural model for a FHIR endpoint is RESTful as described here. Therefore, designers of FHIR APIs should seek to align with this model, and make use of RESTful CRUD operations.