FHIR DevDays and the year in review
Publication date: Dec 27, 2018
A review of the recent FHIR DevDays in Amsterdam, and of the future direction of our training courses.
The recent DevDays meeting in Amsterdam was sold out, the second time in a row. About 250 of the 370 attendees attended a
DevDays for the first time. The DevDays meetings are maturing, not just in terms of organisation, but also in terms of
topics covered during the various sessions. The range of subjects is diversifying, and there is a trend to slowly move away
from a focus on the core technical aspects of FHIR (and the development of the FHIR standard)
to the actual application/implementation aspects thereof.
The next DevDays will be in Redmond (near Seattle, USA) at the Microsoft campus, with (as I've heard) a maximum
capacity of 700 attendees. Obviously the focus will be on some of the US FHIR efforts (Argonaut, SDC, C-CCDA-on-FHIR, ..)
intertwined with a similar range of FHIR topics as covered during the European DevDays.
FHIR Order Management and Results Reporting
This year I was asked to speak about "Order communications" and "Scheduling". The room used for the Order Comms talk was attractive to me (as a speaker),
a 250 seat room with 7 projectors. First I created a presentation for use on a single projector, and subsequently
reworked it for a 7 projector environment.
The second presentation was about Scheduling, a topic which is seeing a lot of implementations in (Patient-facing) Apps.
The material covered by these presentations was used to update our FHIR overview training course.
The year in review
In 2018 we started offering our training courses in Brussels (Belgium), jointly with IHE Belgium.
These training courses will be held in English, as a kind of neutral third language
to avoid Belgian sensitivities around the use of either French or Dutch.
In terms of training courses:
- HL7 version 2,
Interoperability Standards Overview training courses are more or less stable, both in terms of the number of attendees as well as content.
- HL7 CDA training courses are on a steep decline; a few countries (because of past commitments) still have an interest in this,
but it seems clear we're looking at the tail end of a success story.
- FHIR training courses are on the increase, both as open-registration training courses as well as in-company. For example: we provided 6 FHIR
training courses in a two week period (4 different trainers, 5 different countries) in September.
In terms of content we're gradually changing its content to reflect the change in interest in the FHIR standard; much like the DevDays we're
gradually moving away from a focus on the core technical aspects of FHIR the actual usage thereof.
As the material is being used in an ever increasing number of countries we're in the process of adding country-specific training materials and exercises to the material.
Interest in the FHIR Profiling training course is spotty, it is mostly delivered as an in-company training course for those organisations
involved in the creation of profiles and implementation guides.
- IHE XDS training courses are also on the increase; there are a few large national projects in Europe for the exchange of documents (notably Austria, Switzerland, Finland, and France),
and many regional
initiatives to exchange diagnostic images. We get an increasing number of questions about using a combination of FHIR and XDS, so we're expanding our
coverage of how to combine these standards, as well as the use of the IHE MHD profile.
In 2019 we'll once again organise a IHE XDS Advanced training course, mainly aimed at European IHE XDS implementers/testers. This training course,
because of its specialised content, will be offered once every two years. We're currently working to update its content - by incorporating
feedback and suggestions from XDS implementers and consultants.
All the best for 2019!,
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Index of columns:
- FHIR DevDays and the year in review (Dec 27, 2018)
- Creation and Curation of FHIR Profiles - process and governance (Dec 14, 2017)
- De Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG) in de zorg (Dutch, Sep 19, 2017)
- Impact of the GDPR on the use of interoperability standards (Jun 27, 2017)
- News from the FHIR DevDays in Amsterdam (Dec 15, 2016)
- Next XDS Release (Oct 27, 2016)
- Five years of FHIR (Aug 11, 2016)
- Interoperability projects in Ireland - FHIReland (Mar 14, 2016)
- 2016 FHIR Jedi Calendar (Jan 06, 2016)
- Top 10 HL7 videos watched in 2015 (Dec 24, 2015)
- Update from the trenches on CDA R2.1/R3 and HL7v2. (Oct 15, 2015)
- FHIR DevDays - UK GP System APIs (Sep 16, 2015)
- IHE XDS - testing and implementation tools (Aug 25, 2015)
- Most often implemented IHE Profiles (Jun 08, 2015)
- Why we sponsor the HL7 WGM (May 10, 2015)
- FHIR in Paris (Apr 21, 2015)
- Mapping HL7v2 messages to FHIR. (Apr 13, 2015)
- Analysis of CDA R2 testing tools - most requirements are neither tested nor respected. (Feb 13, 2015)
- HL7 and IHE in Sweden (Feb 08, 2015)
- 2015 FHIR Chiefs Calendar (Jan 07, 2015)
- The Merry FHIR Choir caroling the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec 09, 2014)
- Chicago FHIR Update (Oct 13, 2014)
- Internationalization of HL7 (Sep 25, 2014)
- New XDS Advanced training course on offer by IHE Services and IHE Academy (Jul 14, 2014)
- Recent and Future developments of the DICOM standard (Mar 06, 2014)
- Top 10 HL7 videos watched in 2013 (Jan 02, 2014)
- Report from the HL7 WGM in Cambridge (Oct 16, 2013)
- Documenting the history of HL7 (Sep 03, 2013)
- Histology Lab Device Automation using HL7 version 2 (Jul 23, 2013)
- HL7 FHIR Elevator Pitch (Jul 15, 2013)
- Interoperability Standards - the no-sales pitch (Jul 09, 2013)
- HL7 UK - new landscape, new opportunities (Jun 26, 2013)
- Validation and error correction at the IHE Connectathon (Apr 25, 2013)
- CDA Implementation Guides - (not) invented here (Apr 17, 2013)
- Usage of IHE Profiles (Feb 25, 2013)
- 10 year anniversary - Dutch Ringholm HL7 v2 training courses. (Feb 19, 2013)
- About IHE Academy and new IHE training courses (Jan 12, 2013)
- CDA implementation experiences in the UK (Dec 04, 2012)
- Musings on free HL7 IP (Oct 01, 2012)
- HL7 Connectathons (Sep 09, 2012)
- Renovate HL7 version 3 (Aug 03, 2012)
- Frequency of use of HL7 message types (Jul 24, 2012)
- Lighting the FHIR, HL7s new major interoperability standard (Jun 15, 2012)
- Reflections on the HL7 membership model - the affiliate life cycle (Dec 28, 2011)
- Thinking like an OWL reasoner (Sep 17, 2011)
- RFH (Resources for Health): HL7 version 3 taken to the next step (Aug 18, 2011)
- What's so great about the HL7 organization? (Aug 04, 2011)
- Kerndossier: een Nederlandse versie van CCD (Dutch, May 03, 2011)
- A HL7 RIMBAA update (Apr 21, 2011)
- Timezone Hotel (Mar 29, 2011)
- HL7 and openEHR are cooperating (finally) (Jan 21, 2011)
- Increasing demand for IHE training courses (Dec 18, 2010)
- Context issues with the IHE QED profile (Dec 15, 2010)
- The changing role of HL7 country organizations (Jul 16, 2010)
- Implementing HL7 version 3 - the book (May 06, 2010)
- Adding openness to a closed world (Feb 09, 2010)
- How to lower the hurdle for HL7 v3 implementers (Jan 21, 2010)
- HL7 v3 deployment statistics (Dec 17, 2009)
- There's Trouble in Paradigm (Sep 25, 2009)
- Internationalization of HL7 (Sep 24, 2009)
- HL7 UK signs deal with Ringholm to deliver HL7 v2/v3 training courses in London (Sep 17, 2009)
- The use of HL7 in South Africa (Aug 20, 2009)
- The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam (Apr 17, 2009)
- The HL7 UK AGM and RIMBAA (Apr 16, 2009)
- The HL7 Wiki reaches 2000 pages (Mar 02, 2009)
- The HL7 roadmap for CDA R3 and the CCD (Jan 17, 2009)
- HL7 Affiliates Meeting in Orlando (Jan 11, 2009)
- Swiss and Dutch HL7 News (Dec 31, 2008)
- Devices and Prizes (Nov 22, 2008)
- HL7 in Norway: a situation report (Sep 02, 2008)
- Russian whitepaper (Jul 09, 2008)
- The HL7 Interoperability Conference - IHIC 2008 (May 30, 2008)
- HL7 creates a RIM Based Application Architecture (RIMBAA) group (May 18, 2008)
- Notes from the HL7 WGM in Phoenix (May 08, 2008)
- Germany embraces CDA eReferral document specification (May 02, 2008)
- HL7 v3 RIM based applications: an unintended side effect (Jan 19, 2008)
- Collaborative Tools (Jun 21, 2007)
- HL7 ist Pflicht in der deutschen Telematikinfrastruktur (German, Mar 16, 2007)
- HL7 based Tree inventory system (Jan 30, 2007)
- The link between HL7 and Open Source Software (Jan 06, 2007)
- Workflow Bribery (Sep 15, 2006)
- Timezones in HL7 (Jan 23, 2004)
- Controlled vocabularies: "@*%!!!" ? (Sep 01, 2003)
- Trusting the other Party (Nov 01, 2002)
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