HL7 to XML interface engine: connecting your clinical data to todays's new standards
Since the 80s, HL7 has provided a framework (and related standards) for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. These standards define how information is packaged and communicated from one party to another, setting the language, structure and data types required for seamless integration between healthcare systems. HL7 standards support clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services, and are recognized as the most commonly used in the world.
Today, there are a number of new standards that are beginning to be widely implemented in clinical interfaces and they are choosing to use XML as their message format. The healthcare integration standards are new, but the idea of using XML to transmit clinical information has been around for a long time. In fact, the HL7 organization actually publishes a set of XML schemas for rendering HL7 version 2 messages in an XML format.
XML based standards are beginning to be implemented by vendors and asked for by providers more and more frequently. As the new standards become more prevalent, Labs, diagnostic imaging, heart centers and hospitals need the right technology in place to seamlessly integrate EMRs and EHRs into their existing processes to remain competitive and compliant.
WISEware is ready to help you with emerging new healthcare integration standards. We can assist with the interface and help you understand their intended purpose. Let our team work with yours to not just focus on the format of these new standards, but also on the workflow and business rules that need to be applied when creating or processing these new XML based documents.
Contact usand let us show you how WISEware can help with your HL7 to XML interface engine needs.