Cursus Gegevens-uitwisseling, IHE XDS advanced

The primary goal of this training course is to provide the attendee with hands-on troubleshooting skills. In support of this the training course provides an in-depth discussion of a selection of advanced XDS topics. The focus will be on common data flow patterns of XDS-based infrastructures. The attendees will be asked to simulate all steps of these data flow patterns. As a secondary goal this training course aims to familiarise the participant with XDS testing/simulation tools so they can be used after the training course itself. This is a hands-on training course; at least 50% of the time will be spent on hands-on exercises.

IHE XDS/XDS-I/XCA/XCA-I advanced topics and best practices for implementation, document metadata management, hands-on testing, implementation and test tools.

Learning goals:

Following this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Troubleshoot XDS/XDS-I/XCA connectivity issues
  • Use XDS/XDS-I/XCA simulation and validation tools
  • Support the (further) implementation of XDS/XDS-I/XCA
  • Create/set up policies for maintenance and provide support for XDS/XDS-I/XCA.

Target audience:
Target audience: This hands-on training course is aimed at those that manage, implement or test XDS/XCA or XDS-I/XCA-I based architectures


The trainers are Robert Breas and Pascal Looijé (trainers at the IHE Academy).

Please note that this course will be in English!

Testing and testing tools (overview)
Upload scenario (+pitfalls, test scenarios, common issues)
      Error Handling, trouble shooting
      Testing Affinity Domain rules (mime types, metadata validation, .. )

Query scenario (+pitfalls, test scenarios, common issues)


Change management (+pitfalls, test scenarios, common issues)


Implementation tools


MHD (pitfalls, test scenarios, common issues)

ODD (detailed, CDA/FHIR/PDF..) (pitfalls, test scenarios, common issues)



Attendees are assumed to have some hands-on experience with XDS in their own organisation. Attendees are requested to bring their own laptop and have administrator rights (to e.g. change IP-adresses); and they will be asked to install a suite of tools prior to the training course. See the full set of prerequisites (in terms of knowledge, hardware, software) as documented separately.

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