HL7 | FHIR - Interoperability Lab

July 29-30, 2020 Clarion Inn & Suites-Tabla, Orlando, FL, USA

Training Objectives

  • Discuss in detail each of the various formats of messages used in the healthcare industry today including Delimited Text, EDI/X12, XML, JSON, HL7, CCD, FHIR.
  • Discuss in detail each of the connectivity methods used in the healthcare industry today including SFTP, TCP/IP, VPN, MLLP.
  • Installation of NextGen Connect / Mirth Connect, it’s prerequisites, and database best practices.
  • Creation of an HL7 receiver channel that transforms data into another format
  • Assistance on installation of NextGen Connect / Mirth Connect where possible
  • Usage of third-party tools like Postman
  • Question and Answer specific to student environments
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Instructor of this course

Jack Haines

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Healthcare Integrations, LLC,
Kansas City, Missouri.

Gold member of HL7.org and has held over 30 IT certifications

One of the few technicians in the world who hold ‘Advanced’ versions of both Mirth Connect and Qvera QIE Interface Engine Certifications.

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This course will introduce participants to the various message formats (e.g. Delimited Text, EDI/X12, XML, JSON, HL7, CCD, FHIR) and connectivity methods (e.g. IP Addressing, Secure FTP, VPN, MLLP) used to transfer healthcare data today and the pros and cons of each.  On Day 2, students will observe as an integration engine (NextGen Connect / Mirth Connect) is installed, a new HL7 interface is created, then messages are sent, transformed, and received using third-party API software (Postman). Students will be given the opportunity to install the engine on their own laptops and to ask questions specific to their own environments

You will leave this course with an understanding of:

  • Healthcare message formats such as Delimited Text, EDI/X12, XML, JSON, HL7, CCD, and FHIR
  • IP addressing and connectivity methods such as SFTP, TCP/IP, VPNs, and MLLP
  • Where to obtain and how to install NextGen Connect / Mirth Connect
  • How to create your first interface channel
  • How to build your first transformer channel
  • How to send and receive data
  • How to manipulate data in your channel
  • CIOs
  • Technologists
  • PACS Administrators
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Imaging Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Imaging Directors
  • Radiology Directors
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • FHIR Interfaces Implementers
  • FHIR Architects and Project Leads
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Integration and System Architects
  • Software Architects
  • Clinicians, ‘CxO’
  • Software Developers and Implementers
  • Standards Developers and Vendors
  • HL7 Work Group Members
  • FHIR Profile Developers
  • Team/Development Leads
  • Clinical and Administrative Workflow Experts
  • Anyone who is interested in exploring the various architectural options available to FHIR based interoperability solutions
  • Presentations & lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Exercises & use cases
  • Certificate with Activity Approved by ASRT
  • Course material
  • Lunch with coffee/tea breaks

Venue: Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort.
5829 Grand National Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, US
Phone (407) 351-3800 Fax (407) 363-2793

To get ACS group rates, visit following link:

$82.00 –Non-smoking Standard 2 Queen Bed Rooms + Taxes are 12.5% per room ($92.25 with tax).
In case of any problem, you may email Jessica Lawrence, Sales Manager, at sales@orlandoclarion.com or call her or front desk at 407-351-3800

BREAKFAST: Not included with rate. Hotel can add breakfast buffet for $9.95 + 6.5% tax per person, per day serviced inside ballroom or add voucher breakfast for $7.00 + 6.5% tax per person, per day for use inside Roast Café, payable by guest with hotel room reservation. Otherwise, it can be purchased by guest directly at Roast Café in lobby between 7:00 am to 11:00 am daily from the a la carte menu.

CANCELLATION: Once each of ACS group guests’ book and reserve their rooms, they will be able to cancel their own reservation up to 3-days prior to arrival at no charge. Any cancelations made after (within 3-days of arrival) they will forfeit the non-refundable 1st night room and tax only as late cancel penalty. The guest room will auto release after cut off back to hotel inventory for resale.

For more details you may check hotel policy.

Course Fee $1,650/Participant

Early Bird Discount

  • 10% discount till Apr 30, 2020, to pay $1,485/participant
  • 5% discount till May 29, 2020, to pay $1,567/participant
  • 5% additional discount on group of minimum 2 participants (from same organization)

NOTE: 5% Referral Refund. Registered person if refers someone from a different organization will get 5% refund provided the referred person attends.

HL7 | FHIR - Interoperability Lab - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Wednesday 29 July, 2020
Session One

Message Format Overview, Delimited Text, EDI/X12

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Data Flow in Healthcare
  • Description of Message Formats
  • Delimited Text o EDI/X12
Morning Break & Networking
Session Two

XML, JSON, Arrays and Objects

  • XML
  • JSON
  • Arrays and Objects
Mid-morning Break & Networking
Session Three

HL7 Demographics, Orders, and Results

  • HL7 Delimiters
  • HL7 (ADT - Demographic)
  • HL7 (ORM - Order)
  • HL7 (ORU - Result)
Lunch Break & Networking
Session Four


  • CCD
  • Headers and specific sections
  • C-CDA
Afternoon Break & Networking
Session Five


  • FHIR Structure
Mid-afternoon Break & Networking
Session Six

FHIR continuation and Q&A

  • FHIR Continuation
  • Participant Specific Message Types
  • Participant Specific Q and A
Day 2 - Thursday 30 July, 2020
Session One

Connectivity Types and TCP/IP

  • Overview of Connectivity Types
  • IP Addressing Basics
  • Subnet Basics
  • TCP/IP
Morning Break & Networking
Session Two

VPNs, MLLP, and Secure FTP

  • VPNs
  • MLLP
  • Secure FTP
Mid-morning Break & Networking
Session Three

Integration Engines

  • Introduction to Integration Engines
  • General Usage of Integration Engines
  • Different Brands Integrations Engines
 Lunch Break & Networking
Session Four

NextGen Connect / Mirth Connect

  • NextGen Connect Prerequisites
  • NextGen Connect Installation
  • NextGen Connect Initial Setup and Database Discussion
Afternoon Break & Networking
Session Five

Channel Design, Creation, and Testing

  • Channel Design
  • Channel Creation
  • Channel Testing using Postman
Mid-afternoon Break & Networking
Session Six

Student Hands-On and Q/A

  • Student Engine Installation
  • Student Channel Creation
  • Student Testing
  • Participant Specific Q and A
Course Program
Time Topic
07:10 to 08:40Session One
08:40 to 08:50Morning Break & Networking
08:50 to 10:20Session Two
10:20 to 10:30Break & Networking
10:30 to 12:00Session Three
12:00 to 12:40Lunch Break & Networking
12:40 to 14:10Session Four
14:10 to 14:20Afternoon Break & Networking
14:20 to 15:50Session Five
15:50 to 16:00Break & Networking
16:00 to 17:30 Session Six