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HL7 version 2 training course

Number of Days: Two 8-hour days (face-to-face training course), or three 5-hour sessions on 3 different days (online training courses).

Sep 16/17
(in English)
Info/Registration: www.ihe-belgium.org
Oct 11/13
(in Dutch)
Info/Registration: hl7.nl

This training course is also available on-site upon request.

Summary of course content: This training course will provide the attendee with a strong understanding and knowledge of the HL7 version 2 standard. Much of the operation of a healthcare enterprise relies on administrative and/or order information generated by HL7 messages. All relevant HL7 messages will be explained in detail using real-life scenarios.

Who Should Attend: This training course is aimed at those that require an introduction to the HL7 Version 2 standards, designed for those who need to implement it, and for those that need to understand how it will impact their system integration strategy. It is a practical and hands-on 2-day training course which is aimed at helping those involved with the design, development, implementation, deployment and support of systems that use (or will use) the HL7 Version 2 standard.

Learning goals: Upon completion of this training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the core components of the HL7 version 2 standard.
  • Find their way around the documentation.
  • Create, edit and troubleshoot HL7 messages.

Prerequisites: Attendees should have some knowledge of data modelling and be familiar with processes in healthcare provider organizations.


  1. Historical Perspective
  2. Foundation: Dynamic models
    1. Trigger Events
    2. Message exchange paradigms
  3. Foundation: Static (content) models
    1. Abstract Message Structure, Fields, and Components
    2. Data Types
    3. Encoding Rules: Classic and XML syntax
    4. Z-Segments, Extensions to HL7
  4. An Overview of the version 2 documentation
  5. Profiles and localization
  6. Conformance and HL7 Tools
    1. Testing, programming APIs
    2. Commercial and Public Domain tools
  7. Use of HL7 version 2 in key domains
    1. Patient Registration Details
    2. Observation Reporting and Order Entry
  8. IHE
    1. IHE: process, profile development, Connectathon
    2. Radiology HL7 version 2 based workflow profiles (SWF, PIR)
    3. Laboratory HL7 version 2 based workflow profiles (LTW, POCT)
  9. Summary

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 receive a copy of the HTML version of the latest HL7 v2.X standard.

Faculty: Rene Spronk, Christof Gessner, (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.