HL7

HL7 is a messaging standard that helps clinical applications exchange healthcare information. This is a series of articles on this standard that I have been working on slowly, and my goal is to enable a beginner to understand the basics quickly when needing to be part of a healthcare-related technology initiative, especially when it comes to developing custom software applications involving HL7-related message exchange.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Overview Tutorials on HL7

A Very Short Introduction to the HL7 2.x Standard

★ Introduction to HL7 V3

★ Introduction to HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) and the Continuity of Care Document (CCD)

★ Basics of FHIR

★ HL7, DICOM and IHE

HL7 Programming Tutorials using HAPI and Java

HL7 Programming using Java - A Short Tutorial

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Creating HL7 Messages

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Sending HL7 Messages

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Receiving HL7 Messages

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Parsing Operations

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Using Tersers

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Message Validation

HL7 Programming using HAPI - Conformance Profiles and Testing

★ FHIR Programming Tutorial using Java

HL7 Programming Tutorials using NHAPI and .NET

HL7 Programming using .NET - A Short Tutorial

HL7 Programming using NHAPI and .NET - Creating HL7 Messages

HL7 Programming using NHAPI and .NET - Sending HL7 Messages

★ HL7 Programming using NHAPI - Parsing Operations

★ HL7 Programming using NHAPI - Using Tersers

★ HL7 Programming using NHAPI - Message Validation

★ HL7 Programming using NHAPI - Getting Started with HL7Fuse Message Hub

★ HL7 Programming using NHAPI & HL7Fuse - Receiving HL7 Messages

★ FHIR Programming Tutorial using .NET

Other Tutorials on HL7

★ HL7 Programming using JavaScript and Node.js - A Short Tutorial

★ Developing HL7 Interfaces using Mirth Connect (now known as “NextGen”)

★ HL7 Messaging using Apache Camel

★ HL7 Messaging using Mule Healthcare Toolkit

I want to make a disclaimer about these articles. I do not serve on the HL7 standards committee. Therefore, I must caution you to take the information provided here with a grain of salt, and ultimately refer to the standard itself and its latest recommendations before starting any project involving the standard. For more information about the standard, you can contact your regional affiliate, or visit its main site here.

HL7, Health Level Seven, and FHIR are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. DICOM® is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.