FHIR DevDays 2017

15-17 NOVEMBER 2017

Student Track

FHIR DevDays is all about making healthcare interoperability accessible to anyone. That’s why we want students to not only understand the theory behind interoperability and exchanging healthcare data, but also letting them engage with it and put theory into practice.

We invite universities to join us in Amsterdam for a day of engaging with other students and participating in the newest revolution of healthcare interoperability. Perhaps your team will be the winner of the Student Track Cup in November.

The student track is scheduled on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

What happens in the Student Track?
Preparation of your presence in Amsterdam by completing an assignment at home in groups of two to four students.
At the event itself, we will start with a presentation about interoperability by one of the FHIR core team members: Grahame Grieve, Lloyd McKenzie or Ewout Kramer.
During a hackathon you can engage with other students and compare your solutions or the assignment:

  • Can you exchange data with each other?
  • What about the FHIR data structures? Did you find it easy to understand?
  • Was it difficult to conform to a profile in your application?
  • Do your FHIR resources look alike? Can you read other group’s FHIR resources in your solution?

Finally, you will present your group’s results during a short presentation:

  • Small demonstration
  • Lessons learned
  • Results from comparison with other groups

At the end of the day we will conclude with drinks and dinner in downtown Amsterdam.

How can you participate?

  • Form a group of two to four students and find yourself a mentor at your university
  • Make sure your university provides funding for travel and stay
  • Complete the registration form
  • Send the completed form to fhir@furore.com
  • Introduce yourself in Zulip on the student track channel
  • Search for a MedicationStatement profile (STU3) on Simplifier or ask on Zulip
    MedicationStatement is a representation of the medication that a practitioner or patient says they are using or have used.
    For more info: http://hl7.org/fhir/medicationstatement.html
  • Build an application that implements this profile. This can be a PHR application where a patient fills in the medication he or she is currently using. Make sure to include the dosage. You can be creative here!
  • Prepare a pitch or your application of maximum 10 minutes + 2 minutes for questions
  • Come to DevDays (yoohoo!)
  • Try to connect to other student’s applications. Are these compatible? Can you make it work?
  • Add your findings to your presentation
  • Pitch your application and present your findings to co-student and jury
  • WIN!
  • Have fun at the night program


  • Participation on Thursday, 16 November 2017: no costs for the student team (also the mentor can join for free!). On Thursday, the lunch is included as well as the social event on Thursday evening.
  • In case you wish to extend your participation, the fee per delegate will be:
    – 2 days attendance: Wednesday & Thursday or Thursday & Friday: € 550,- (early bird – until 30 September 2017) or € 650 (from 1 October 2017)
    – 3 days attendance: Wednesday – Friday: € 1.100 (early bird – until 30 September 2017) or € 1.300 (from 1 October 2017)

Note: we have limited access for students. Make sure to register soon. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.


For any questions regarding the Student Track, please contact Marten Smits.


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