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Courtney Panaia-Rodi,
PMP, Director of PMO and
Meenaxi Gosai, Information Analyst

FHIR® and Trifolia-on-FHIR Training Like No Other

Our Lantana Academy provides a hands-on, immersive, learning lab environment focused on HL7’s FHIR®, FHIR® Implementation Guides (IGs), and the tools you need to get started. The Academy holds small classes for one-on-one interaction with expert instructors, led by Rick Geimer, a FHIR-I co-chair, author of several implementation guides, and co-developer of our open-source tool, Trifolia-on-FHIR.


The Academy experience creating FHIR profiles and IGs is something you can’t get online or in other classrooms.
Here’s a run-down on what we will cover over 2.5 days:

TBDIntroduction to HL7 FHIR

The FHIR Specification

FHIR Implementation Guides (IGs)

Profiling FHIR
High-level overview of FHIR, why it was developed, the use cases it serves, and the technologies and paradigms it

Navigating the FHIR specification, where to find it, how it is organized, etc., followed by details on resources, the FHIR REST API, FHIR documents, etc.
Exercise: Using the FHIR REST API to create and read resources.

Overview of FHIR IGs, what they are, how they are organized, etc., followed by an overview of some key US Realm IGs such as US Core, C-CDA on FHIR, and Da Vinci IGs, along with the uses cases they address.

What FHIR profiles are and why they are needed, key profiling tasks such as changing cardinality, terminology binding, slicing, etc., followed by details on the conformance resources used in FHIR profiling such as StructureDefinition, ValueSet, ImplementationGuide, and related resources such as CapabilityStatement.
Exercise: Creating a simple profile using Trifolia-on-FHIR
TBDBuilding Implementation Guides (Part 1)Overview of the FHIR IG publishing process, including the FHIR IG Publisher tool and the continuous integration (CI) build process followed by a review of FHIR IG tooling such as Trifolia-on-FHIR, Forge, and Simplifier.
Exercise: Creating an IG with Trifolia-on-FHIR using a mock use case.
TBDBuilding Implementation Guides (Part 2)

Review the results of the previous exercise with discussion of common issues found while creating IGs, how to review and correct issues in the IG Publisher QA logs (build errors, broken links, etc.), and workarounds (when the CI build is not working or when the latest IG publisher has bugs).
Demonstration: How to manually edit conformance resources to work around issues in tools.

Wrap-up of course materials, discuss parking lot issues, and address final questions

At the Academy you will also have the opportunity to spend the evening networking with your peers and instructors, often reported as the most valuable part of the experience.

If you would like more information, check out the Lantana Academy page on our website. You can also reach us at

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