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2 Day Training Course


Interoperability of Healthcare systems and exchanging of healthcare information is critical to improving patient care and healthcare information management.


To achieve interoperability we often use healthcare standards such as HL7 and DICOM.  These standards are continuously developing to leverage new web technologies.


The Health Normative Standards Framework (HNSF) published by the Department of Health covers many integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profiles. These profiles define which standards to use to achieve interoperability in healthcare systems. This course covers Basic concepts of the HNSF and IHE profiles, HL7 v2, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) and HL7 FHIR® and how these standards can transform the way we exchange health information. 


“HL7 FHIR® – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is a next generation standards framework created by HL7®. FHIR combines the best features of HL7's V2, V3, CDA product lines while leveraging the latest web standards and applying a tight focus on implementability.”  

Your Trainer

Herman Oosterwijk: President of OTech Inc., a healthcare imaging and informatics training and consulting company. He has been involved with the healthcare standards related to PACS, DICOM, HL7 and IHE for more than 30 years participating in several working groups of those committees and is a frequent publisher, blogger and speaker on these subjects.

What is HL7 FHIR®?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic Health Records.


FHIR is built on previous HL7 standards such as HL7 Version 2.x and HL7 Version 3.x but is easier to implement because it uses modern web-based API technology including HTTP - based RESTful protocols, HTML and Cascading Style Sheets for user interface integration, a choice of JSON and XML for data representation, and Atom for results.

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Training Starts at 8h45

Registration Fee

Day 1 HL7 v2 and IHE

R 5750.00 Incl VAT

Day 2 CDA and HL7 FHIR

R 5750.00 Incl VAT

OR 10% off for 

Both Days

HL7 v2, IHE, CDA and HL7 FHIR

R 9775.00 Incl VAT

When & Where

8 and 9 April 2019

9h00 to 16h30

GE Innovation Centre


What is Included:

Training Material on a flash drive

Herman Oosterwijk- an HL7 reference guide

Free Parking, Free WIFI

Morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch

Your Host

Clive Daniell: Independent Health and Imaging informatics consultant, president of SAHIA and founder of the In2pacs Academy.

Who should attend?

  • eHealth Informatics Professionals

  • eHealth Interoperability Specialists

  • eHealth Information Exchange (HIE) Architects and specialists

  • eHealth Product Managers

  • eHealth Product Designers

  • eHealth Product Developers

Brought to you by In2pacs Academy

 and Otech 

Course Content


Day 1: HL7 v2 and IHE

  • Introduction to IHE and relevance to HNSF

  • IHE Master Patient Index (MPI) Profiles PDQ, PIX and PAM 

  • A comprehensive overview of HL7 message structure and transactions

  • Historical Perspective

  • HL7 Standard Chapters

  • HL7 at Work: Interfaces and Interface Engines

  • Trigger Events, Message Types, Segments, Fields

  • Formatting, Several Examples

  • Sending Rules

  • Z-segments, Write Your Own

  • Patient Registration, Orders and Results using a Practical Scenario

  • Patient Registration Details

  • Data Types and Hierarchical Designators

  • Acknowledgement Rules

  • Observational Reporting and Order Entry

  • Updates, Merges, Moves

  • Scheduling, billing, lab and pharmacy

  • General Order Message Details

  • Observation Message Details

  • Patient Registration Examples (ADT's)


Day 2: CDA, HL7 FHIR®

  • CDA

  • The FHIR value proposition

  • FHIR architecture

  • Using FHIR resources

  • Bundles

  • Four paradigms

  • FHIR messaging and relationship to V2

  • Documents and relationship to CDA

  • REST implementation (protocol)

  • Services

  • Queries

  • Data types

  • Profiling and conformance (Argonaut)

  • Sample server implementations

  • FHIR and IHE (XDS)


  • Hands-on: using FHIR resources

  • Standard status (R4 and beyond)

  • Using the FHIR specifications

  • Implementation strategy

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