HL7 Version 2.x Resources
HL7 V2.x Resources
What is HL7 V2?
The Health Level 7 Version 2 Standard is the globally most widely implemented healthcare systems interoperability standard. From the first V2.1 systems implementations in 1990, V2.5 that has been mandated by the US 'Meaningful Use' legislation to the most recent V2.8.2 standard, HL7 V2.x is the basis of eHealth interoperability world-wide. There are plenty of HL7 V2 tools and resources, extensive HL7 V2 training and certification courses, a global workforce of HL7 Experts and HL7 Implementers as well as an extensive HL7 Job market.
HL7 V2.x Introduction & Information
What is HL7 V2.x? A simple introduction to the Health Level 7 eHealth Standards
What is HL7? A comprehensive HL7 Overview (WikiPedia)
What is HL7 International? The official site of the HL7 organisation
HL7 Books & eHealth Books we Recommend:
Download the HL7 Standards - CDA, V2.x, V3, Arden Syntax & EHR Functional Model
NEW: Meaningful Use and Beyond: A Guide for IT Staff in Health Care - Are you ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book explains how the US healthcare system is implementing Electronic Health Records ("EHRs") and other IT systems to comply with the US government’s Meaningful Use requirements. A tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, the Meaningful Use program requires a complete makeover of archaic paper records systems, cumbersome workflows and other outdated practices. This book describes in detail how hospitals and doctors’ offices differ from other organizations that use IT and explains how to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff.
Electronic Health Records For Dummies - a helpful, plain-English guide for doctors, nurses and healthcare administrators to understand, implement and use an Electronic Health Record system.
Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management - the Best Selling textbook in the field. Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, CCHIT Chairman said "With health care information technology now in the national policy spotlight, this book should be required reading for every health care administrator and student.
The HL7 CDA Book - by eminent expert Keith Boone provides clear and easy-to-use CDA implementation guidance with numerous examples. The reader will learn not only how to implement the CDA standard, but also to understand its idioms and to "speak" the CDA language.
Introduction to HL7 V2.x Messaging (2nd Edition) - the most popular HL7 V2.x Messaging introductory Textbook. Mike Henderson is widely recognized as a most experienced HL7 V2.x teacher and trainer. He regularly teaches at the HL7 Education Summits in the US and co-authors the HL7 V2.x Analyst Certification exams.
HL7 V2.x Messaging Study Guide - the Study Guide to the above Textbook. Both books are considered mandatory reading and study for candidates sitting the HL7 International V2.x Analyst Certification exam.
Verification Results for IT Standards: HL7 - a text focussing on the formal verification of standards in healthcare.
Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED - Healthcare depends on the two leading standards HL7 and SNOMED CT for functional and semantic interoperability. Tim is one of the most experienced teachers of both HL7 V3 and SNOMED CT.
International Standards Online: ISO, ANSI, IEC, IEEE, CSA, BSI, DIN, etc. - easily and instantly download these popular eHealth Standards!
Managing Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Executives - the title says it all!
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The HL7 V2.x Messaging Standards
HL7 V2.3.1 Draft (Free download)
HL7 V2.x Education
There is a range of HL7 Implementation Training Courses that are held throughout Asia-Pacific. These organisations also provide comprehensive HL7 education, including intensive HL7 V2.x Certification Training.
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ESR Blood Test - The Detector of Causes of Inflammation in a Human Body
Wednesday, 8th February 2017
An ESR Blood Test or Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test is a simple blood test that aids in the revelation of inflammatory activities occurring in the body. Also known as a Sed Rate Test, it's typically advised by a physician along with other essential tests depending upon the kind of symptoms witnessed by an individual. Read the article below for an in-depth analysis of the test type.
Voice of the Patient
Monday, 6th February 2017
For a healthcare provider to be successful as a business it must supply the services that patients want. The quality of the service should be superior to its competitors. That is why it is very important that providers actively monitor the needs and wants of its patients. The care experience of the patient is truly important. Listening to the patient is the approach to achieve this goal. This article focuses on helping providers focus on the voice of the customer.
Model the Process
Monday, 6th February 2017
In business process improvement, it is quite important to model the process with a diagram. These are termed value stream maps. Doing so helps businesses standardize a process, improve a process and prevent wasting the customer's time. This article discusses ways to map processes.
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