HL7® FHIR® Summer Series Individual & Subscription Package

Each class is an instructor led online class held for 3 to 4.5 hours over 2-3 days. The classes are recorded. Free access to recordings are available to all registrants for 6 months.

July 11, 2018 - August 14, 2018



HL7 FHIR Summer Series Individual & Subscription Package

2018: July – August

HL7 is offering a series of HL7® FHIR® online classes this summer. Register for an individual online class OR pay a subscription price and attend as many classes as you like. All class selections must be during the July and August 2018 HL7 FHIR Summer series package. You can purchase the subscription at any time and receive access to the recordings of any class you missed.

Subscription Price

  • HL7 Member Price: $850
  • Non-member Price: $1250
  • Student Price: $675

Individual Price

Each three-hour online class:

  • HL7 Member Price: $315
  • Non-member Price: $475
  • Student Price: $250

Each four and a half hour online class:

  • HL7 Member Price: $475
  • Non-member Price: $715
  • Student price: $375

HL7® FHIR® for Software Developers (3 hrs)

July 11 12 |  12:00 – 1:30 pm ET - RECORDED


This tutorial takes an in-depth look into the infrastructure sections of the HL7® FHIR® specification. It will provide insight on how to design, develop and test software that uses the FHIR interoperability standard – all the way from the wire-format up to validation and storage.

This Tutorial Will Benefit:

  • Software developers, team leads and infrastructure architects

Upon Completion of This Tutorial, Students Will Be Able To:

  • List the four of interoperability paradigms supported by FHIR
  • Describe the FHIR REST service operations and how to implement them
  • Explain how the XML and JSON wire formats are used in FHIR
  • Explain versioning and bundles
  • Compare strategies for using object models, validation and (de)serialization
  • Use relational or document-oriented storage for persistence of resources
  • Implement search functionality


Jean Duteau: Member, HL7 Technical Services Committee; Co-Chair, HL7 Modeling and Methodology Work Group; Co-Chair, HL7 Pharmacy Work Group; HL7 Modeling and Methodology Facilitator, Patient Care; HL7 Publishing Facilitator, Public Health Work Group; Director, Duteau Design, Inc.

HL7® FHIR® for Architects (4.5 hrs.)

July 17 – 19 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET - RECORDED

HL7® FHIR® is attracting a great deal of attention as the next great thing in healthcare interoperability. This tutorial will help participants understand where and how FHIR might fit into their healthcare interoperability environment and provide them with the tools they need to make judgments about when or if FHIR might be an appropriate solution for their healthcare IT needs.

This Tutorial Will Benefit:

  • Architects, technical managers and other healthcare IT decision-makers involved in solution design


Upon Completion of this Tutorial, Students Will be Able To:

  • Explain how FHIR may be used in different interoperability paradigms
  • Describe how FHIR can fit in different locations in the architectural stack
  • Identify architectural considerations that apply to FHIR and determine how best to address those in their own FHIR solutions
  • Explain where and how profiles fit into an architectural solution
  • Give guidance on if, when and how FHIR might be used within their own organization


  • Introduction to FHIR or basic familiarity with the FHIR standard and concepts
  • Some knowledge of healthcare IT architecture could also be useful


  • Lloyd McKenzie, PEng: Co- Chair, HL7 FHIR Infrastructure Work Group; Member, FHIR Management Group; Co-Chair, HL7 Modeling and Methodology Work Group; Modeling and Methodology Facilitator-at-Large; Principal Consultant, LM&A Consulting Ltd.; Senior Consultant, Information Technology Services, Gevity Consulting


Clinical Documents on FHIR (3 hrs.)

July 25 – 26 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET - RECORDED

C-CDA on FHIR is an HL7 implementation guide that expresses the core C-CDA use case using HL7® FHIR® resources. This tutorial will give an overview of FHIR documents in general, the C-CDA on FHIR profiles in particular, and discuss migration strategies when moving from CDA to FHIR and visa-versa.

This Tutorial Will Benefit:

  • CDA implementers wishing to move to FHIR, and FHIR implementers wishing to learn about FHIR documents

Upon Completion of This Tutorial, Students Will Be Able To:

  • Explain the structure of FHIR documents
  • Find and explain the C-CDA on FHIR profiles
  • Strategize ways to move content between CDA and FHIR formats 


  • Introduction to HL7 FHIR or equivalent experience (i.e. Connectathon participation, etc.).
  • A basic knowledge of CDA


Rick Geimer: Member, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group; Chief Technology Officer, Lantana Consulting Group

HL7® FHIR® for Clinicians and Decision Makers (3 hrs.)

August 8 – 9 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET - RECORDED

This tutorial is aimed at the clinician rather than the technical user. It will describe where HL7® FHIR® fits in the healthcare interoperability space and includes a high-level description of the specification. The tutorial will consist of practical exercises for attendees as well as presentation material.

This Tutorial Will Benefit:

  • Clinicians and 'CxO' decision makers
  • Technical people interested in the scope and place of FHIR rather than the deep details

Upon Completion of this Tutorial, Students Will be Able To:

  • Understand how FHIR can benefit their organizations, and to describe those advantages to others
  • Know where to go to get more information

Prerequisites: None, though an understanding of healthcare IT will be beneficial.

Faculty: David Hay, MD: Co-Chair, FHIR Management Group; Product Strategist, Orion Healthcare

HL7® FHIR® for Clinical and Administrative Workflows (3 hrs.)

August 13 – 14 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

The tutorial will cover the existing HL7® FHIR® structures and approaches for different types of workflows, and the various capabilities available.

This Tutorial Will Benefit:

  • Standards developers (HL7 work group members, FHIR profile developers)
  • Integration and systems architects
  • Clinical or administrative workflows subject matter experts

Upon Completion of this Tutorial, Students Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the purpose and intent behind the logical models for workflow patterns
  • Be able to describe at least three different mechanisms FHIR has that support workflow
  • Explain what types of workflows require the use of the FHIR task
  • List at least four considerations impacting on selection of workflow approach
  • Have analyzed at least two sample workflow scenarios and identified how FHIR could be used to support those scenarios.


Vassil Peytchev, FHL7: Lead Technical Adviser, Epic Systems Corporation, HL7 Fellowship Award Recipient September 2013