Updated: This post lead to a number of requests for HL7 and Iguana Training. We’ve recently updated our website to offer online registration for both and more information can be found here: Iguana and HL7 Training
Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the HL7 Educational Summit. The summit and the instructors were fantastic and it was great to spend time talking with the other participants. For those unfamiliar, the HL7 organization offers various forms of HL7 training and HL7 certification. During the educational summits, you can sign-up for 2 full days of classes followed by an optional certification exam. The classes are quite intense and it’s highly recommended that you read Chapters 2 and 2A of the standard before arriving. Unlike our training – which is geared towards real-world design and implementation - I think the educational summit classes are best suited for people who – like me – are interested in understanding the micro-details of the standard.
This year, I thought I’d brush up on my HL7 v2.6 knowledge, so I signed up for the classes and even elected to take the HL7 v2.6 Control Specialist certification exam. Nothing like the fear of an exam to make sure you pay attention during class!