Event info 2020

FHIR DevDays

DevDays is an event for IT professionals in healthcare, whether new to FHIR or with previous experience, to learn about FHIR in a collaborative environment. Participants will have a chance to work with the specification surrounded by others doing the same thing, side by side with experts to answer any questions. The three pillars for DevDays are: learn, code and share.

Format & Program

DevDays November 2020 will be a virtual edition.
Just like the in-person edition, the virtual event will deliver strong educational content including keynotes and tutorials, plus specialty tracks including patient innovation, startup, and community tracks. Details can be found on the schedule, which will be available in September. The time zones will cover Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Who should attend?

  • Developers
  • Software Architects
  • Data Modelers and Data Scientists
  • Integration Specialists
  • Product Managers
  • CTO’s and IT Managers
  • Startups in Health IT
  • Students in Medical Informatics


FHIR experts deliver tutorials, guide the hands-on sessions and discuss issues one on one with attendees.


DevDays is famous for its networking. The organizers will make sure that networking opportunities will be facilitated in the virtual edition as well.

Background FHIR and DevDays

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, http://hl7.org/fhir/) is an open source healthcare data integration standard, which is by now mandated or recommended by governments around the world, like in the US, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands, as the modern, API-based method for data exchange between care providers, payers, and patients.
HL7 (http://www.hl7.org) is the organization behind FHIR and many other well known standards as HL7 v2 and CDA. Firely (https://fire.ly/) is a Dutch startup deeply involved in the invention and development of the standard and in developing tools that bring FHIR to life.
In 2014, Firely organized the first edition of DevDays in Amsterdam which resulted in a yearly European conference in November. Since 2018, HL7 International and Firely organize a yearly event in June in the US.

Welcome video DevDays June 2020