The 3-Day HL7 FHIR Overview Course

Gain practical experience and an overview of the HL7 FHIR standard. 50% of the course is spent on hands-on exercises. 

Who should attend?

  • Those involved with the design, development, implementation, deployment, and support of systems that use HL7 FHIR

Number of days

  • 2 days, 8 hours a day (face-to-face training course), or
  • 3 days, 5 hours a day (online training course)

What is it about?

This training course offers a hands-on overview of the HL7 FHIR standard. Around 50% of the course is spent on hands-on exercises.

When will it happen?

The dates for the in-company training courses are flexible and can be agreed depending on the availability of your team. The open training courses (whether online or face-to-face) have fixed dates.

What skills will I gain?

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

  • Explain the key principles underlying the FHIR methodology
  • Explain the relationship between FHIR and related standards (e.g. HL7 CDA/HL7 v2/IHE XDS)
  • 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)
  • Build upon hands-on experience with FHIR gained during the training course
  • Help your organization to determine if, when, where and how they might implement FHIR

Are there prerequisites?

The attendees are assumed to be familiar with:

  • XML, Json and web-infrastructure protocols
  • General principles of data modeling
  • General software development principles like object orientation, databases, layered software design


Note: the topics of the agenda below will be presented over the course of 2 days (face-to-face training course) or 3 days (online training course). The agenda is subject to change. We have additional exercises beyond the ones that are shown below.

Agenda and modules of HL7 FHIR Overview course

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to HL7 and FHIR
    • Round of introductions
  • FHIR Basics
    • Resources, data types, REST
  • Demographics Data, a use case
    • Exercise #1: Patient demographics
  • REST: CRUD and Operations
    • Exercise #2: CRUD / REST
  • Conformance Layer
    • Profiles, Implementation Guides
  • Bundles
    • References
    • Transactions
    • Exercise #3: Bundles and Search
    • Application Launch Framework v.1.0.0.
    • OAuth2, Open ID Connect, scopes
  • Extensions
    • Basic resource
    • Exercise #4: Extensions
  • Architectures and Interoperability Paradigms
    • REST, messaging, documents, services
  • Clinical statements, a use case
  • Complex Search
    • Exercise #5: Search
  • Questionnaires (optional)
  • Terminologies
  • Exercise #6: Validation
  • Workflow (optional)
    • Lab order management, or Medications Management
  • Scheduling
    • Exercise #7:Scheduling (optional)
  • Group exercise #8: Resource graph
  • FHIR in <your country> (optional)
    • Example implementation guide from your country (optional)
    • US: USCDI v1, US Core 3.1.1
    • UK: CareConnect/INTEROPen, NHS Digital
    • NL: NL Core, MedMij
    • DE: Basisprofile, MIO/KBV, MII
  • Overall summary
    • Relationship with v2/CDA/IHE

Contact us for (online) in-company training

Contact René Spronk for more information on the FHIR training courses by Firely.

Upcoming courses

FHIR Overview Course

  • June 21-23, 2021
  • US Edition, 11 AM-4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,400

FHIR Overview Course

  • August 23-25, 2021
  • US Edition, 11 AM-4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,400

Implement IDMP and SPOR using FHIR

  • September 14-16, 2021
  • EU Edition, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM (CET)
  • Online
  • €1,250

FHIR Overview Course

  • December 6-8, 2021
  • US Edition, 11 AM-4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,400

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