HL7 FHIR Data Modeling Training Course

Deep dive into the world of FHIR profiling and learn all about Resource Validation and creating Implementation Guides.  

FHIR Profiling Forge

What is it about?

The FHIR data modeling training course provides an in-depth discussion of the conformance mechanism offered by FHIR, including:

  • Resource Validation and the creation of Implementation Guides
  • How FHIR Profiles serve a similar purpose to implementation guides, templates, archetypes, and detailed clinical models associated with other interoperability standards,
  • How to document the adaptation of the generic FHIR model to a particular context of use
  • A series of hands-on exercises allowing the attendee to get an in-depth understanding of the material

The exercises in this course will be done with the Forge R4 tool. You can request a custom course when you need to work with a different version (STU3 or the R5 preview), or when you want to use FHIR Shorthand (FSH) instead of Forge.

What skills will I gain?

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

  • Explain what the FHIR conformance layer is and how it is used to profile FHIR for a specific context or use case.
  • Understand how domain information requirements translate to conformance resources.
  • Create a FHIR profile to cover a specific context or use case.
  • Register, search and validate conformance resources using tools.
  • Be aware of governance issues around the creation and publication of conformance resources.
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Do I have sufficient knowledge?

When you can answer roughly 80% of these questions with ‘yes’, you have sufficient knowledge for the Data Modeling course. Otherwise, we advise to participate in the FHIR Overview course first.

  • Are you familiar with the FHIR resource types and datatypes?
  • Are you able to locate the documentation of the core FHIR models?
  • Do you have any experience creating/filling in a FHIR resource instance according to its definition?
  • Do you know how FHIR resources are linked together?
  • Are you familiar with the RESTful API in FHIR?
  • Do you know the search capabilities of the FHIR RESTful API?
  • Do you know how to communicate multiple resources with FHIR?
  • Do you know why FHIR allows extensions?
  • Do you know which resource types and datatypes are involved in using terminologies in FHIR?

More information

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Participants

  • Those responsible for Data Modeling & Conformance
  • Authors of FHIR API specifications & Implementation Guides
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Schedule

View our upcoming courses for the nearest dates. You can also get in touch to register on the waiting list if the available dates do not match.

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Course duration

  • Online training course: 3 days, 5 hours a day.
  • In-person training course: 2 days, 8 hours a day.
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Prerequisites

Participants are expected to have:

  • Basic knowledge of the FHIR standard
  • A Simplifier.net account
  • Forge R4 installed

Learning modules and agenda

HL7 FHIR Data Modeling course

  • Introduction
    • Agenda
    • Explanation of the use-case used by the exercises
  • Design
    • Business data models
    • Expressing business data models in FHIR (optional)
  • Build
    • Introduction to FHIR Conformance Layer
      • Principal components
      • An overview of profiling tools
    • Expressing frequently required constraints
      • Cardinalities
      • Fixed values
      • Restricting choice data types
    • Creating Extensions
    • Derived profiles
    • Overview of more advanced profiling options
      • Profiled target resource reference
      • Slicing based on a fixed value
      • Conditional constraints using FHIRPath
    • Creating and binding ValueSets
  • Share & Use
    • Profile registry
    • Validation Process
  • Creating Implementation Guides (overview)
    • Using Simplifier, demo
    • IG Publisher demo, optional
  • Maintenance
    • Governance – e.g. national/regional/vendor profiles and implementation guides
    • Packages
  • Profiling in <your country>, optional
  • Summary and recommendations

Contact us for on-site training

Contact Mirjam Baltus for more information on FHIR training courses by Firely
or to join the waiting list for the FHIR Data Modeling Course.

Mirjam Baltus

Upcoming courses

FHIR Profiling Introduction

  • Any time
  • Online
This training course helps you to get started with creating profiles and implementation guides for FHIR to define those specific rules.

HL7 FHIR Summary training course (US edition)

  • Any time
  • Online
  • $500
This e-Learning training course offers a 2-hour summary of FHIR.

HL7 FHIR Summary training course (EU edition)

  • Any time
  • Online
  • €450
This e-Learning training course offers a 2-hour summary of FHIR.

Firely .NET SDK Course

  • Any time
  • Online
Learn how to implement FHIR with the Firely .NET SDK and maximize its full potential.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (EU edition)

  • June 24-26, 2024
  • EU Edition, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CET)
  • Online
  • €1,500
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (US edition)

  • July 8-10, 2024
  • US Edition, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,600
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (US edition)

  • August 26-28, 2024
  • US Edition, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,600
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (EU edition)

  • January 23-25, 2023
  • EU Edition, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CET)
  • Online
  • €1,500
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

HL7 FHIR Data Modeling Course (EU Edition)

  • September 16-18, 2024
  • EU Edition, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (CET)
  • Online
  • €1,500
Deep dive into the world of FHIR profiling, Resource Validation & creating Implementation Guides.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (US edition)

  • October 15-17, 2024
  • US Edition, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,600
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

HL7 FHIR Data Modeling Course (US Edition)

  • October 21-23, 2024
  • US Edition, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ET)
  • Online
  • $1,600
Deep dive into the world of FHIR profiling, Resource Validation & creating Implementation Guides.

HL7 FHIR Overview Course (EU edition)

  • November 25-27, 2024
  • EU Edition, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CET)
  • Online
  • €1,500
Firely offers the only HL7 FHIR course with 50% hands-on exercises, so you can gain practical experience while learning.

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