Fast-track to HL7 V2

Course Description

This online course is designed to provide participants with the material, instruction, real-world examples, and hands-on workshops in 3 hours.

Participants will gain solid proficiency in how to construct and interpret HL7 v2 messages. Additionally, they gain proficiency in some of the most advanced topics such as conformance testing, field mapping, generating test data, customization, localization, etc.


The participants will be taking a deep dive into some of the most commonly used domains such as ADT, Laboratory Results, and Scheduling. Moreover, participants will learn how to document an interface conformance specification and how to comply with a third party’s conformance (criteria/specification).


Product Managers, Business Analysts, and architects will learn how to define requirements using RIM modeling techniques.  Developers will learn how to use RIM based artifacts to develop interfaces.  Testers will learn how to build test cases and scenarios for RIM based interfaces.

Course outline:

  • A brief introduction to HL7 and history

  • Overview of HL7 v2 standards and documentation

  • Overview of HL7 V2 concepts

  • Deep dive into V2 message structural construct and grammar

  • Overview of message types

  • HL7 vocabularies and look-up tables

  • Overview of V2 advanced topics such as continuation pointers, scape characters, and acknowledgments

  • Overview of V2 interface types

  • Building test data and sample message generators using excel templates developed by BHL

  • Workshop: Develop a message profile and generate valid sample messages


This training program is ideal for an individual that intends to design or develop V2 interfaces.  This course is most useful for developers, system analysts, database admins, interface analysts, testers, and business analysts. 

The participants will be provided 200+ practice questions and their answers in preparation for the HL7 v2 certification exam.  At the end of this course, students will be ready to complete the HL7 certification exam.

Contact Us

With training locations in Toronto, Montreal, and virtually everywhere.

Tel. 647-527-2927

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