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20220426 Applied FHIR for Software Developers

Applied HL7 FHIR for Software Developers

This online class takes an in-depth look into the infrastructure sections of the HL7® FHIR® specification. It includes slide-based tuition alternating with hands-on-sessions where participants apply what they know.
This follows on from the "Introduction to FHIR" course. It will provide insight on how to design, develop and test software that uses the HL7 FHIR interoperability standard.
As new concepts are introduced, participants will get to use FHIR "hands-on" for what they have learned previously and for some of the more advanced concepts introduced in this course. Exercises are performed with XML or JSON tools and a REST client e.g. Postman.
Participants perform the activities themselves during the sessions with the instructor available for help and to demonstrate the solutions. Writing program code will not be required.

Target Audience

  • Software developers
  • Team leads
  • Infrastructure architects

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this online class, participants will be able to:

  • List the four of interoperability paradigms supported by HL7 FHIR
  • Describe the FHIR REST service operations and how to implement them
  • Explain how the XML and JSON wire formats are used in HL7 FHIR
  • Explain versioning and bundles
  • Perform REST calls, to create and read, and update FHIR data (hands-on)
  • Use simple and more advanced FHIR searches (hands-on)
  • Create extensions, and link resource types together for useful data sets (hands-on)
  • An Introduction to HL7 FHIR

Rik Smithies
Consultant, NProgram Ltd. (UK) 
Technical Chair, HL7 UK 
FHIR Project Committer