Skip to main content

HL7 FHIR Profiling 2021.10.19

HL7 FHIR Profiling

HL7® FHIR® provides a set of building blocks from which interoperability solutions can be created. Profiles combine those blocks into solutions, serving a similar purpose to implementation guides, templates, archetypes and detailed clinical models associated with other HL7 standards.
This class will demonstrate how to use profiles to shape the FHIR core specification for use in a specific national, regional or organizational context.

Target Audience

  • Data modelers
  • standards developers
  • HL7 Version 3 template authors who want to start using FHIR

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what the FHIR conformance layer is and how it is used to profile FHIR for a specific context or use case
  • Describe the principal profiling components of the FHIR conformance layer
  • Describe the available FHIR conformance resources (structure definition, operation definition, search parameter, value set, concept map)
  • Identify how domain information requirements translate to conformance resources
  • Explain the role conformance resources are used to compose an implementation guide
  • Write a FHIR value set and structure definition for a single resource
  • Explain where and how to register and find existing conformance resources


  • Introduction to HL7 FHIR


Lloyd McKenzie, FHL7
  • One of FHIR's three initial editors
  • Co-chair FMG and FHIR-I
  • HL7 Fellow
  • Heavily involved in HL7 and healthcare exchange for last 18 years