HL7® FHIR® DevDays 2019

20 – 22 NOVEMBER 2019

Student Track

HL7 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 let them engage with it and put theory into practice.

We invite universities to join us in Amsterdam for a day of working and sharing with other students and participating in the newest revolution of healthcare interoperability.

This is your chance to be creative and compete for the Student Track Cup!

The student track is scheduled on Thursday, 15 November 2018.

Competing universities in Amsterdam

  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
  • Miyagi University, Japan
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam, the Netherlands

What happens in the Student Track?

Prepare 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: either 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 the other groups’ 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 have 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 (registration is closed)
  • Introduce yourself in Zulip on the student track channel
  • Prepare the assignment
  • Prepare a pitch or your application of maximum 10 minutes + 2 minutes for questions
  • Come to DevDays
  • 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


  • There is no cost associated with participating in the Thursday events for the student team (also the mentor can join for free!). This includes the social event on Thursday evening.
  • In case you wish to extend your participation, the fee per attendee will be:
    – 2 days attendance: Wednesday & Thursday or Thursday & Friday: € 550,- (early bird – until 30 September 2018) or € 650 (from 1 October 2018)
    – 3 days attendance: Wednesday – Friday: € 1,100 (early bird – until 30 September 2018) or € 1,300 (from 1 October 2018)

Note: we have limited access for students. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.


For any questions regarding the Student Track, please contact Lilian Minne

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