For The Record, a leading magazine for Healthcare Information Management professionals, published an article entitled HL7 101: A Beginners Guide, essentially a “What is HL7” article. It is written by one of Corepoint Health‘s interface experts, Dave Shaver. Dave is an active member in the HL7 community.
Healthcare integration is a necessity to meet the demands of EHRs, HIEs, and other connected healthcare initiatives. The HL7 Standard plays a key role in these clinical data exchanges. If you are looking for an overview article on HL7 and the standard’s direction, this is a good foundation article.
If you would like to read more details on HL7, including comparisons on HL7 Version 2 and HL7 Version 3, Dave also wrote a white paper entitled The HL7 Evolution.