Student Track

Join the Student Track and compete for the Student Track Cup! 

Are you a student interested in healthcare IT? Here is an opportunity for you to learn or teach HL7 FHIR, the information standard that is causing a seismic shift in the health IT landscape. DevDays is the largest and foremost FHIR event in the world. 

DevDays offers free access for student teams

Here is how it works

  1. Register for the Student Track*
  2. Learn FHIR through on-line tutorials on the DevDays website 
  3. Create a FHIR application that implements a use-case of your choosing
  4. Prepare for your visit to Cleveland and join us on at DevDays
  5. Present your results on Wednesday, June 17. A jury of FHIR experts selects the final winning team 

If you have registered for the student track, we count on your presence at DevDays and especially on Wednesday, June 17.

Costs

There are no costs involved for the student teams. The Student Track includes the social event on Wednesday evening.

* Note: we have limited access for students. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. Each team can register with a maximum of three students.

Questions?

For any questions regarding the Student Track, please contact us.

Want to join? Follow the below steps.


STEP 1 – REGISTRATION 

Please register as soon as possible. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Register for the Student Track 


STEP 2 – LEARN FHIR THROUGH ONLINE TUTORIALS

To get up to speed with FHIR we recommend that you watch our online FHIR tutorials. 

Mandatory: 

Optional: 

Below are a few helpful links to help you get started with FHIR: 


STEP 3 – PREPARE AN OPEN ASSIGNMENT

To join the Student Track we ask you to prepare an open assignment. You are free to build anything you like as long as you use FHIR to exchange data. For example, send your blood pressure measurements to a FHIR server or build an app to fill out an online medical questionnaire.
Note you can find a list of available FHIR servers here: http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=Publicly_Available_FHIR_Servers_for_testing 

After finishing your initial assignment, complete the following steps: 

  • Try to connect to at least one other FHIR server than the one you originally used in your assignment. 
  • Discuss the changes you need to make to be able to talk to other FHIR servers and implement them. Test your work on at least one of the test-servers. 
  • Did you correctly apply FHIR? 
  • Can you make improvements to make your application easier to use? 

To connect to other Student teams, join the Student channel on Zulip: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/179193-students


STEP 4 – PREPARE YOUR VISIT

If you are one of the nominated teams, prepare your visit to Cleveland and join us at DevDays USA 2020 for free. 


STEP 5 – PRESENT YOUR RESULTS AT DEVDAYS

This is your chance to shine. Present your solution for an audience of real FHIR geeks at DevDaysAfter a short break, the winners of the Student Track Cup Cleveland 2020 will be announced. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. 

Your presentation should meet the following criteria:

  • The presentation should be a team effort (all team members should take responsibility for at least a part of the presentation)
  • Describe the contribution of each team member
  • Describe your work and how you applied FHIR (e.g. architecture, which resources)
  • Demo your app and interfaces with FHIR servers
  • Reflect on lessons learned

Please note that we allow students to elaborate on existing work, on the condition that the contribution of the student team is clear.

Competition
A jury of three FHIR experts will assess your work based on the following criteria:

  • Effective use of standards (40%)
  • Originality of the solution (40%)
  • Presentation (20%)