Enrollment will open from: 1st Oct 2020

Course Start date: 1st Dec 2020

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Be a FHIR Expert!

Learn FHIR practically & prepare for certification

FHIR is the latest standard by HL7 to exchange healthcare data between disparate systems. It uses modern web-based technique Rest to exchange data. FHIR has bridged the gap of interoperability by providing mechanism to exchange data over the web. It is widely getting accepted for interoperability standards across globe and indeed future of interoperability. 

  • This course is designed to provide thorough hands on practical training to participants. 
  • Training will cover all concepts from basics to the most advance ones including profiling, slicing etc. 
  • Provides full coverage to certification concepts. 
  • Prepares for real world project work by providing subjective assignments on each topic. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Session 1: Introduction to FHIR

    • What is FHIR, Why FHIR, scope, site navigation, FMM, Architecture, Use Cases, version management

    • General Question Answer forum Session 1

    • Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Session 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Session 2: FHIR Resource concepts

    • Structure, UML, XML, JSON, identity & metadata, Base resources, Narrative, Data types, referencing, Extensions, Bindings, writing resources

    • General Question Answer forum Session 2

    • Session 2 : Resource Concepts Presentation

    • Reading Material

    • Assignment 1 : Find Correct Resource

    • Assignment 2 : Build Patient Resource

    • Find Right Resource

    • Session 2 Quiz: Find Right Resources

    • Copy of Session 1 Quiz

    • Copy of Copy of Session 1 Quiz

    • Session 2 Typeform quiz

  • 4

    Session 3: CRUD operations (FHIR REST API)

    • Rest interactions - GET, PUT, POST, Delete, conditional interactions, hands on exercises

    • Rest API presentation

    • Session 3 Reading Material - REST API

  • 5

    Session 4: FHIR Queries and Searching

    • Query approach, Search parameter & Type, Chaining, reverse chaining, Include and reverse include

    • Session 4 : Key concepts Presentation

    • Session 4 : FHIR Query Assignment

  • 6

    Session 5: FHIR Paradigms: Rest, Messages, Documents

    • Bundle structure, transaction, batch, Message, Documents, linking resources within Bundle

    • Session 5: Bundle & Transactions Reading Material

    • Bundle Transaction Examples

    • Session 5: Bundle Transaction Assignment

  • 7

    Session 6: FHIR Conformance & Profiling

    • FHIR Profiling, deep dive in SD, slicing, CapabilityStatement, operations, terminology resources, Extension SD

    • Reading Material

  • 8

    Session 7: Representing Healthcare Concepts using FHIR resources

    • Other certification topics- Functional modules

    • Reading Material

  • 9

    Session 8: Solving Business Use Case using FHIR (Assignment)

    • Building Scheduling system using FHIR resources

    • Session 8: Patient Scheduling Use case Assignment

  • 10

    Session 9: Implementation Guides- Learning IG using Argonaut profiles

    • Learning concept of Implementation Guides

    • Reading Material

  • 11

    Session 10: Overview of SMART on FHIR

    • Functional overview of SMART on FHIR

    • Reading Material

  • 12

    Session 11: HL7 FHIR (R4) Proficiency Certificate Exam Review

    • Overview of certificate exam, study guide, Enrollment process,fees, how to prepare, Details around Mock test

    • Reading Material

Pre-requisite & Target Audience


  • Must have good knowledge of either XML or Json. Anyone is fine.
  • Basic knowledge of Restful API.

Target Audience

  • All staff who wants to be proficient in HL7 FHIR standard. 
  • This is especially useful for engineers, Business analysts, and system designers. 
  • Clinical SMEs and HL7 integration team dealing with HL7 standards in their project work. 

What you will learn?

By the end of the course, participants will achieve the following

  • Proficient knowledge

    Thorough understanding of HL7 FHIR standard.

  • Resource understanding

    Learning Resource concepts in depth, writing resources.

  • REST API & Querying

    Hands on learning on FHIR REST API & advance FHIR querying.

  • Bundles

    learning Bundle to create transaction, message, document.

  • Conformance & Profiling

    learning SD concept, creating profiles, operations, terminology.

  • Certification preparation

    learn certification concepts and better prepare for exam.

Salient Features

What you can expect from the Course?

  • Program is combination of - live sessions teaching all concepts in depth + self reading through course reading material + Quizzes + Subjective assignments

  • Training includes all the concepts of HL7 FHIR standard and suits anyone having even zero knowledge about HL7 or FHIR standard

  • Complete and comprehensive study material

  • Online support even after completion of training. Participants can mail their queries to related to training or general FHIR issues

  • Quizzes to engage participants and to prepare for the actual certification exam

  • Full length Online mock test to test your preparation for actual certification exam

Online course set up

How course will be done in online mode?

Online platform for conducting course
  • The course content will be hosted on an online E-Learning platform. Here it the link for the course site- https://hl7courses.curizent.com/
  • Course platform will host all reading material, quizzes, allow students to submit subjective assignment and ask any question/doubts.  
  • Students will be graded based on the quizzes and subjective assignments.
Live sessions
  • Training will be through recorded and live sessions, both will be held using a video communication tool- GoToWebinar.
Duration and structure
  • The course is around 60 hours or 7/8 days when compared to an in-person classroom training.
  • To make it effective, online course will be divided over 8 weeks (2 months). Each recorded/live session would be 2.5 hours. This will not put pressure on participants as they have to continue work on their deliverables. 
  • There will be recorded sessions for facilitating self paced course and will not force participants to join each session on specific date and time. These are going to be detailed and real sessions happened with previous batch.
  • Live sessions will be from 9/10 am to 11:.30/12:30 pm IST. No. of live sessions will be decided later on. In total, I teach roughly for 60 hours, this would be divided across recorded and live sessions. Exact timings will be shared soon.
  • 8 weeks plan provides better engagement, and scope for participants to grasp concepts in better way. This provides enough time to complete assignments. 
  • Every week, 2 to 3 sessions will be covered depending on their size. Each week around 3 live classes will be conducted, and participants can utilize remaining days for completing their assignments. 
  • There will be reading material for each session available on platform. Participants would be able to read the material anytime and any number of times. 
Subjective Assignments
  • There will be assignments for most of the sessions. 
  • Post online live webinar session, participants can complete assignments in their own time and submit it on the course platform.
  • Each assignment will be graded, and the participant is required to score a minimum of 60% score to complete the course.
  • There will be timeline/deadline to finish each subjective assignment
  • Apart from subjective assignments, there will be quizzes, that is, objective assignments.
  • There will be practice test for preparing FHIR R4 proficiency exam.


Your FHIR Tutor

HL7 SME & Trainer

Aditya Joshi

Aditya Joshi is Senior tutor at HL7.org elearning courses. He is chair, Education committee at HL7 India and Member, Education Advisory council at HL7 International. He is HL7 V2.x & FHIR certified. He has conducted several classroom and online training programs in HL7 standards including V2, V3, CDA and FHIR. Trained more than 1500+ participants across globe in last 8 years. He has 12 years of experience in various healthcare and HL7 projects. He has in depth knowledge of all HL7 standards. He has hands on project experience in using all HL7 standards (V2, V3, CDA, CCDA, FHIR).


  • 1. Can you please indicate what time the training sessions will be conducted?

    live sessions will be from 10 am to 12:30 pm IST. These classes will be 2-3 times in a week. In total, I teach roughly for 45 hours of live session, therefore, it will be divided across 6-7 weeks.

  • 2. How long will the online platform be accessible? Is it only during training period or after that also?

    You will be able to access the online course platform for another 2 months from the end date of the course.

  • 3. Will the reading material downloadable?

    PDF reading material would be downloadable including assignments. Reading material is quite good, written thoroughly and in easy language. Yes, you will be able to download it post course. This is important as you should have content to revise FHIR concepts anytime in future.

  • 4. How to enroll?

    Please mail to support@curizent.com if you are interested to enroll in the course. We will enroll you in the course.

  • 5. What is the fee for the course? How to pay for enrolling in course?

    Please mail to support@curizent.com for more details on fees and further process.

  • 6. Where is the online platform to login and view the course?

    Please visit Curizent learning site- https://hl7courses.curizent.com Once you are enrolled, you will be able to see your assigned course under your Dashboard.

  • 7. Does course cover HL7 International FHIR Proficiency Exam certificate cost?

    NO. You have to register directly at HL7.org for taking FHIR R4 Proficiency exam. Course does prepare you covers all the concepts required to learn for FHIR certificate exam.

  • 8. Will there be any certificate provided to participants?

    Yes, you will be awarded “FHIR Advance Certification Training Program” course completion certificate from Curizent Pvt Ltd (OPC).

  • 9. Will there be any coding/programming assignments in course?

    No. FHIR is platform independent and can be implemented with any technology stack. It is up to the implementer to chose their own programming languages to implement FHIR.