Introduction to HL7,IHE and DICOM training course

The training course describes the key areas in which standardization is needed (e.g. workflows, messages, documents, terminologies and identification schemes) in order to achieve interoperability between software applications in healthcare. It also provides an overview of the key characteristics of some of the existing standards in this area (e.g. CDA/CCD, DICOM, HL7 version 2, HL7 version 3, IHE, SNOMED and ICD).

Who Should Attend: 

This training course is aimed at those who'd like to understand the key characteristics of a number of, and the relationships between, commonly used interoperability standards. The target audience includes project managers, clinicians and architects, as well as a more technical audience (e.g. software developers) for whom this overview acts as an introduction to interoperability standards in healthcare.

Goals of the training course:

 Upon completion of this training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the key characteristics of a number of commonly used interoperability standards,
  • Explain the relationship between HL7, IHE and DICOM standards,
  • Understand the key role of terminologies (e.g. SNOMED or ICD) as used by interoperability standards, and
  • Decide which standard is the best fit for a particular kind of workflow.


The attendees are assumed to be familiar with healthcare workflows and processes, as well as some knowledge of data modelling.

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