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Several versions of the HL7 message sets have been released by the Standards Collaborative folks, and although the existing implementations (PEI and Newfoundland) have only been targeting single, specific versions …

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The HL7 PN type is used to represent a person’s name. The HL7 representation of a name recognizes that people can have multiple names. Each name has one or more …

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HL7 Messages that have been defined by Canada Health Infoway all tend to follow the same structure. Most messages contain the following three high-level parts: The transport wrapper The control …

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In a typical HL7 messaging environment, to construct messages of any particular complexity you need to be able to assign Instance Identifiers to various entities in the system. The method …

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A typical Instance Identifier looks like this: <id root=”2.16.124.8.101.99.2.1.1.1″ extension=”123456″ /> These identifiers are intended to be globally unique. To ensure uniqueness, the “root” part of the identifier is an …