HL7 Fundamentals Course

Learn by Doing

August 11th course - Registration opens June 7th, 2016

The HL7 Fundamentals Course (formerly HL7's eLearning course) is fundamentally different with regard to an exposition course. It is a web-based workshop, a set of guided exercises that teaches by practice and example, not by exposition.

At the end of the course, participants should:

  • Know how to confront a project involving interoperability among disjointed healthcare information systems.
  • Know how to read the most widely used HL7 standards.
  • Understand the need for controlled vocabularies, master files, and entity registries.
  • Read and Write V2.X messages.
  • Read and Write V3 messages.
  • Read and Write CDA® R2 documents.
  • Know FHIR specifications and resources
  • Know when to use each artifact (messages, documents).

New Addition - FHIR

FHIR is the latest standard to emerge from HL7, and embodies many of the learnings from the previous versions - V2, V3 and CDA. In particular it is focussed on making implementation as easy as possible, and utilizes many modern technologies (XML, JSON, REST services) to reduce the complexity for implementers and to support new requirements such as mobile and real-time connectivity. FHIR is now in DSTU phase, which means that it is ready for use, although some changes can be expected before the normative version in 2 years time.

Web-Based Training

  • HL7 Certified Teachers helping you step-by-step.
  • Reading material developed by our tutors.
  • Bibliographic material.
  • Discussion forums.
  • Glossary.
  • Integration activities stewarded by the teaching team.
  • Self evaluation quizzes.
  • Tutor evaluation for each module.

Preconditions / Enrollment priorities

  • Priority enrollment will be given to newcomers. 

How to enroll

  • To sign up for any upcoming Fundamentals course, simply click on the course title in the "Upcoming Fundemantals Course Events" box on the right-hand side of the page. Then fill out the form to enroll.
  • For additional information including prerequisites, key dates, and costs see the FAQ and Brochure or contact Mary Ann Boyle at maryann@HL7.org.
  • If you experience difficulty registering for the course, please contact

Course Price

  • $500 for Members
  • $750 for Non Members
  • $250 for Lower Income Economies as determined by the WorldBank.  Visit data.worldbank.org/country to view classifications.