Simplifying HL7 Version 3 messages

R. Worden, Philip Scott

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HL7 Version 3 offers a semantically robust method for healthcare interoperability but has been criticized as overly complex to implement. This paper reviews initiatives to simplify HL7 Version 3 messaging and presents a novel approach based on semantic mapping. Based on user-defined definitions, precise transforms between simple and full messages are automatically generated. Systems can be interfaced with the simple messages and achieve interoperability with full Version 3 messages through the transforms. This reduces the costs of HL7 interfacing and will encourage better uptake of HL7 Version 3 and CDA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUser centered networked health care
Subtitle of host publicationproceeding of MIE 2011
EditorsAnne Moen, Stig Kjaer Andersen, Jos Aarts, Petter Hurlen
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781607508069
ISBN (Print)9781607508052
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventMedical Informatics Europe - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 28 Aug 201131 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceMedical Informatics Europe


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