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HL7Connect Features

CDA Documents And HL7 v2 Messages

  • Support for all released HL7 v2 versions from v2.1 to v2.6
  • Full support for v2.xml encoding
  • Support for v2 localization using z-segments, and even support for re-defining the HL7 standard if necessary
  • Support for CDA R2
  • Support for CCD
  • Support for CDA extensions using alternate namespaces

HL7Connect Store

  • Messages and documents are stored in a transaction safe database (Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL)
  • They be stored as long as desired, or alternatively archived or deleted after a configurable interval of time since receipt.
  • They can also have annotations attached which can be used to manage the workflow (see below)
  • HL7Connect stores audit information relating to interface status, user history, and a full history for messages and documents, including resending failures

Workflow Management

  • Messages and/or documents can be passed straight through from one system to another, or stored in HL7Connectís message store, and then forwarded
  • They can be sent to multiple destinations using sophisticated routing decision making.
  • In addition to destinations that represent other systems, administrators can define virtual queues that can be used for additional workflow management.
  • Email, SMS or Windows Event Log notifications can be generated to alert administrators when problems occur

Multiple Exchange Options

  • HL7Connect supports many network protocols:
    • MLLP: HL7's Minimal Lower Layer Protocol (v2 messages)
    • XDR: IHE's Cross-Enterprise Document Transfer protocol. (CDA documents)
    • HTTP: Several variations of how to use HTTP, principally a simple RESTful based POST protocol
    • Email: A simple email transfer protocol
  • HL7Connect also supports file based transfer using a variety of file formats:
    • Plain Text (with scripts to convert the format)
    • CDA documents - one per file
    • HL7 v2 Messages - one per file
    • HL7 v2 Batch file format
    • LLP dump format
  • Alternatively, you can use the COM library to exchange messages or documents between your application and HL7Connect, or you can use the web services interface. In addition, it's possible to write a custom DLL to handle message and document exchange

Extensibility using scripting

  • Utilize a variety of scripting languages to create, validate, manipulate or modify messages and documents or modify and control the workflow.
  • Interact with other databases or applications and insert information into the messages or insert data into a database using SQL statements.
  • HL7Connect supports a number of scripting languages:
    • Javascript
    • VBScript
    • C# or any other DotNet language or COM enabled language
    • XSLT
    • KScript (HL7Connect scripting language for generating HL7 messages and CDA documents)

Message and Document Validation

  • HL7Connect can validate messages and documents interactively, or as part of the workflow
  • HL7Connect supports a number of validation approaches:
    • Basic Validation against the standards
    • Javascript/VBScript
    • XML Schema
    • XSLT
    • OCL (Object Constraint Language)
    • (CDA) Eclipse OHF validation

Knowledge Resources

  • HL7Connect includes a full knowledge base that provides:
    • a full copy of HL7 v2 definitions (all versions: structures, events, segments, structures, and datatypes)
    • a full copy of the CDA definitions (CDA clones, RIM classes and attributes, and datatypes)
    • LOINC definitions and classifications
    • SNOMED-CT terms and relationships
  • These knowledge resources are available through the system as appropriate, for example performing message and document routing based on Snomed-CT subsumption logic

Simple User Interface

  • A web based user interface can be used from any web client, including mobile phones.
  • Custom mobile phone applets are included for ease of remote management.
  • An interactive development environment for working with HL7 v2 messages, CDA documents, and developing and testing scripts for the HL7Connect extensibility features