FHIR Calendars

Rene (from Ringholm) has again organized a FHIR calendar which I’m delighted to be able to publicize. I’ve copied his description of the calendar and how to get it here:

After the success of the 2015 FHIR Calendar (with a “FHIR Chiefs” theme) we’re proud to announce that the 2016 edition (with a Star Warsian “FHIR Saber” theme) has just been published. The calendar is created/published by members of the FHIR community – for the benefit of the FHIR community; in order to strengthen the FHIR community spirit.

Ed Hammond (godfather of HL7, and FHIR implementer) assigned a 5 star rating to this calendar, stating “Wish I were in it!”. One of the pictured FHIR Jedi, whilst being proud of being in our calendar, sighed and said “the worst thing is .. my family back home will see this”.
Indeed, they will ;-).

Photos for this years calendar were shot during the fall 2015 HL7 WGM in Atlanta, as well as the 2015 FHIR DevDays meeting in Amsterdam. If you’re pictured on the calendar you’ll receive one free copy (courtesy of the sponsors of the calendar). All others pay USD 10/EUR 10 (depending on the location of the particular FHIR event) – which serves to cover some of the printing costs. Calendars will be available at any of the 2016 FHIR hackathon events, including the HL7 WGM which starts Saturday this week. To quote Yoda: “Buy, or not buy, there is no try”.

I’d like to (yet again) thank those members of the FHIR community who agreed to be photographed for this calendar. It is a true sign of the FHIR community spirit – may the FHIR be with you, in 2016, and thereafter.

He also (kindly) sent me a copy of the photo with me in it – do I really look like that?


enjoy! (and buy!!)




About David Hay
I'm an independent contractor working with a number of Organizations in the health IT space. I'm an HL7 Fellow, Chair Emeritus of HL7 New Zealand and a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group. I have a keen interest in health IT, especially health interoperability with HL7 and the FHIR standard. I'm the author of a FHIR training and design tool - clinFHIR - which is sponsored by InterSystems Ltd.

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