Archive for the ‘HL7 Terms’ Category
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Rob Brull
A new term spreading (almost like fire) through the healthcare interoperability world is HL7 FHIR, pronounced as “fire.” Here are the Top 5 things I think you should know about this upcoming standard many hope will help solve many current issues in interoperability: FHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. FHIR combines the best features [...]
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 by Sonal Patel
The HL7 ACK Message. What are my options? When sending and receiving HL7 messages, the sender connections may be configured in one of two ways: to wait for an acknowledgement before sending the next message (HL7 ACK message) to wait a specified amount of time before sending the next message (interface pacing) How do HL7 [...]
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 by Alex Lin
For system analysts and interface developers, testing and managing HL7 interface connections is a large part of day-to-day responsibilities. Therefore, knowing and understanding the nature of HL7 messages and its structure is helpful in optimizing the time and money invested in the interfacing process. Senior implementations consultant at Corepoint Health, Alex Lin, identifies his top [...]
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 by Jon Mertz
Green CDA is a simplification project for a key healthcare standard. It is a worthwhile effort to simplify working with CDA.
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by Jon Mertz
HL7 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) is in the IFR for Meaningful Use, so it may be time to brush up on what it all means, especially in relation to quality reporting requirements.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by Jon Mertz
A new draft standard called Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) has been formulated and the HL7 ballot is available for review and comment.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Dave Shaver
ICD-10 is coming to US healthcare in 2013. CMS has created a nice summary of the motivation for shifting to ICD-10 and some examples of the changes. There are pros and cons on many fronts around shifting to ICD-10. From an integration standpoint, most codes are carried in HL7 as a CE data type. This [...]
Friday, September 28th, 2007 by Sonal Patel
When sending and receiving orders and results using the HL7 standard (HL7 v2.x), there are two identification numbers that are typically required. In HL7 terms, they are the Placer Order Number and the Filler Order Number. These numbers have distinct uses and can be represented in two different places in the Order and Result messages. [...]
Friday, August 3rd, 2007 by Sonal Patel
HL7 terms to better understand what is HL7. In the HL7 standard, Billing Account Record (BAR) messages are used to add or change the patient’s billing account information. Outlined below are the trigger events used to transmit clinical information to the billing accounts. BAR^P01: Establishes a patient’s account in billing (usually sent from a registration [...]
Monday, July 2nd, 2007 by David Li
HL7 terms to better understand what is HL7. In the HL7 standard, the message type, RDE (Pharmacy/Treatment Encoded Order Message), is used by clinical applications to send an order to the pharmacy and/or dispensing systems. It may be sent as either an order containing a single pharmacy/treatment order for a patient or as an order [...]