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HL7 FHIR Overview training course

Number of Days: 2 days, 09:00 to 16:30. Your instructor is available during lunch and after 16:30 for informal discussions about your specific area of interest or applications.

Mar 25/26
(in Dutch)
Info/Registration: www.hl7.nl
Mar 27/28
(in English)
Info/Registration: www.hl7.org.uk
Apr 01/02
(in English)
Info/Registration: www.ihe-belgium.org
Apr 11/12
(in English)
Info/Registration: fire.ly
Sep 24/25
(in English)
Info/Registration: www.ihe-belgium.org
Oct 30/31
(in Dutch)
Info/Registration: www.hl7.nl

Summary of course content: This training course offers a hands-on overview of the content of the HL7 FHIR standard.

Who Should Attend: This training course is aimed at those involved with the design, development, implementation, deployment and support of systems that use (or will use) the HL7 FHIR standard.

Goals of the training course: Upon completion of this training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the key principles underlying the FHIR methodology.
  • Describe the characteristics and contents of the core FHIR information models.
  • Understand how to fully use the documentation, and how to reach out to other experts and implementers.
  • Explain how FHIR may be used in different interoperability paradigms (REST, messaging, e-documents, services).
  • Explain the relationship between FHIR and related standards (e.g. HL7 CDA, HL7 v2, IHE XDS).
  • Build upon hands-on experience with FHIR gained during the training course.
  • Help their organization to determine if, when, where and how they might implement FHIR

Prerequisites: The attendees are assumed to be familiar with:

  • XML or JSON, as well as web-infrastructure protocols.
  • Although not a requirement, knowledge of HL7 version 2 and/or HL7 version 3 will be helpful in understanding the material.
  • General principles of data modeling.
  • General software development principles like object orientation, databases, layered software design.

Note: the agenda is subject to change; there are additional exercises beyond those shown below.

Agenda, day 1:

  • Introduction
    • Overview of FHIR
    • Resources, extensions
    • Datatypes and primitives
    • Contents of the FHIR distribution
    • The RESTful design philosophy
  • Domain: Patient demographics
    • Exercise: Patient demographics
  • CRUD, REST, HTTP verbs and Operations
  • Exercise: Requesting/Updating a Patient Resource
  • Introduction to Profiling
  • Resource Bundles
    • References
    • Transactions
    • Exercise: Search and Bundles
  • Domain: Scheduling
  • Use-case: SMART, an app development framework (optional)

Agenda, day 2:

  • Architectures and Interoperability Paradigms
    • Messaging, Documents, REST and Services
  • Extensions
    • Simple extensions, comples extensions, Basic resource
    • Exercise: Extensions
  • Use-case: CDS Hooks, clinical decision support (optional)
  • Domain: Clinical Statements
    • Clinical notes, observations, findings
  • Search methodology
    • Exercise: search
  • Domain: Order Management and Results Reporting (optional)
  • Terminologies
  • Security and FHIR (optional)
  • Exercise: profile based resource validation
  • Domain: Questionnaires (optional)
  • FHIR in Your Country (optional)
  • Summary and recommendations
    • V2 messages, v3 CDA, IHE XDS and FHIR

Course Materials: Ringholm will provide each participant with handouts containing all materials covered in the training as well as other support materials. The participants will also receive a copy of the latest version of the FHIR specification.

Faculty: Mirjam Baltus, Rene Spronk, Rik Smithies, (and/or other tutors, depending on the location and language of the training course).


About Ringholm bv

Ringholm bv is a group of European experts in the field of messaging standards and systems integration in healthcare IT. We provide the industry's most advanced training courses and consulting on healthcare information exchange standards.
See http://www.ringholm.com or call +31 33 7 630 636 for additional information.