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This is the most complete collection of HL7 Tools, HL7 EDI Software and HL7 Resources on the internet.  It is intended to help developers, implementers and users of HL7 and related Standards choose their implementation tools.

Featured HL7 Tools & eHealth Resources:

HL7 Message Editor  7Edit - HL7 Simulator, Editor, Viewer and Validator  (7edit - Kiev, UA)

HL7 Message Building  HL7 Message Implementation Courses  (eHealth Education Partners - Asia-Pacific)

HL7 Rhapsody  Rhapsody Integration Engine - Complete interoperability among health systems. HL7, Web Services and more  (Orion Health - NZ & USA)
HL7 Spy  HL7 Spy - The Ultimate HL7 Integrator's Test and Analysis Tool with custom code support  (IHS - Victoria, Canada)
HL7 Message Testing - Integration Tools and Services  Interfaceware - HL7 Interface Engine, Integration Tools and Services  (Interfaceware - Toronto, Canada)
HL7 Interface Engine  HL7 Interface Engine  (PilotFish - Connecticut, USA)
MDLink - HL7 Messaging Integration Engine  MD Link - HL7 Integration Engine with HL7 Interface Development  (MDI Solutions - Toronto, Canada)
HL7 Integration Consulting  HL7 Consulting Experts Network  (global)
HL7 Job  HL7 Jobs - HL7 Contracts - HL7 Employment  (global)
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Health Level 7 is the internationally most widely implemented health ICT interoperability standard.  From the first V2.1 systems implementations in 1990, the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) to the most recent HL7 FHIR courses, HL7 is the basis of eHealth interoperability world-wide. 

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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Meaningful Use program requires a complete makeover of archaic paper records systems, cumbersome workflows and other outdated practices.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.

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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!

E-Health Care Information Systems: An Introduction for Students and Professionals - excellent

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HL7 V2.x Tools and Resources

7Edit  7Edit - HL7 Simulator, Editor, Viewer and Validator  (7Edit - Kiev, UA)

7SCAN  7Scan - a HL7 Viewer/Editor  (USA)

HL7 Spy  HL7 Spy - HL7 Integration Test and Analysis Tool  (IHS - Victoria, Canada)

Transform  Accent Transformation Gateway for EDI, HL7, SWIFT, CSV, etc.  (Accent - UK)

ActiveX  ActiveX Control version of HL7IMEXA  (HL7 International)

ANSI  ANSI eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI)

ArgusConnect  "ARGUS" Message Processing Service  (ArgusConnect - Ballarat, Australia)

AS4700.2  AS 4700.2 V2 to CDA Generator  (Health Intersections P/L - Melbourne, Australia)

  ASTM eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI)

HealthBase  Australian Diagnostic Testing eMessage Validator  (Healthbase - Trinity Gardens, Australia)

AHML  Australian Healthcare Messaging Laboratory  (AHML - Ballarat, Australia)

  Bhavna Orgun's HL7 and Agent based architecture for health information Systems  (Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia)

  BSI eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI) BSI

Interfaceware Chameleon  Chameleon HL7 Messaging Toolkit  (Interfaceware - Canada)

V2.x Compatibility  Compatibility Guide for HL7 V2.x Versions  (HL7S&S - Sydney, Australia)

V2.x Compatibility  eHealth Education Pty Ltd  (eHe - Melbourne, Australia)

HL7Kit  HL7Kit Pro - Instant HL7 Integration Engine  (RZ Software Services - Tel Aviv, Israel)

V2.x Courses  HL7 V2.x Implementation Workshops and Courses incl. V2.x Analyst Certification  (eHT - Asia-Pacific)

HL7 Lint  "HL7 Lint" V2.x Message Checker  (Medical Objects - Australia)

Messaging Workbench  HL7 Messaging WorkBench  (HL7 & VA, USA)

HL7 QuickView  QuickView HL7  (Les Ferguson - Waitakere, New Zealand)

HL7 CDA Tools and Resources

V2.x to CDA Converter  AS4700.2 Pathology Messages V2 to CDA Generator  (Health Intersections - Melbourne, Australia)

CDA Validation  CDA Guideline Validator  (NIST - USA)

Trifolia Workbench  CDA Trifolia Workbench  (Lantana Group - USA)

HL7 CDA  Books and Guides on HL7 CDA CDA

HL7 CCD  Books and Guides on the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) CCD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  CDC HL7 Immunization Message Transport and Parser Project  (CDC - USA)

Corepoint Engine  Corepoint Integration Engine  (Corepoint - Plano, USA)

HL7 Java Integration Tools  HL7 Comm - a stand-alone integration tool written in Java  (open source)

  Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) Browser  (Healthbase - Trinity Gardens, Australia)

  APELON Vocabulary Server now Open Source  (HL7 International)

  CCOW Info Page  (global)

CCOW  CCOW HL7 Standard Resources Page  (HL7 Australia)

Markle Foundation  "Connecting for Health"  (Markle Foundation - USA)

Imaging Tools and Resources

DICOM  Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard  (global)

HL7 @ Duke  Duke University's HL7 Implementation Examples 1995-2000  (Duke University - Durham, USA)

EasyHL7  EasyHL7 Application Development Toolbox  (Hermetech - New Zealand

Sybase  e-Biz Impact - a proven hospital integration solution  (Sybase - USA)

European eHealth Directory  eHealth Directory  (Europe)

HL7 C++  Enhanced C++ Code Modules  (Washington Univ. - St. Louis, USA)

  eTX HEMI Healthcare Messaging and Integration Engine  (Brentwood, USA)

Eversolve Medi7  Medi7 In/Outbound Connectors and Parser Toolkit  (Eversolve LLC - Windham NH, USA)

Xenos Enterprise Server  Fast any-to-any Data Transformation  (Xenos - Richmond Hill, Canada)

ProtoGen  Gunther Schadow's HL7 Resources incl ProtoGen - many historical HL7 "Treasures"!  (Indiana University - Indianapolis, USA)

.NET HAPI  HAPI Port for Microsoft .NET  (Canada)

HealthCare Informatics Review Online  Health Care & Informatics Review Online  (Health Informatics New Zealand)

HL7 COMM  HL7 COMM - HL7 Communications Client  (Mike Litherland - Cleveland, USA)

Buy HL7 Standards  Health Level Seven On-Line Store  (HL7 International)

HL7 Standards Tools  Health Level Seven Tooling Projects  (HL7 International)

HAPI  HL7 Application Programming Interface - HAPI  (Canada)

Misoso  "HL7 Assure" for testing, development, validation and analysis of HL7 Interfaces  (Misoso - USA)

HL7.org Wiki  HL7 International Wiki  (HL7 International))

HL7 WikiSpaces Wiki  HL7 Wiki  (WikiSpaces)

HL7 Connect  "HL7Connect" the fully-featured Australian Interface Engine  (Kestral - Melbourne, Australia)

HL7 Consulting  HL7 Consultants Network  (global)

HL7 Connect  HL7IMEXA in Microsoft Visual C++ and Centura SqlWindows  (Giessen University - Giessen, Germany)

HL7 Connect  HL7IMEXA Toolkit  (Washington University - USA)

HL7 Router  HL7 Router (Open Source)  TESTERS WANTED  (Graham Chiu, NZ)

Lumrix  HL7 to XML Converter  (Germany)

HL7 Parser  HL7 V2.x to XML Parser  (Regenstrief Institute - Indianapolis, USA)

HL7 Connect  HL7 V3 Java SIG code  (Regenstrief Institute - Indianapolis, USA)

HL7 Connect  ICD-9

HL7 Connect  Iguana HL7 Interface Engine  (Interfaceware - Canada)

  IEC eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI - use coupon "CC2012" for a 5% discount) IEC

  IEEE eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI) IEEE

HL7 Connect  IHE HL7/DICOM Packages  (Open Three Consortium)

  ISO eHealth Standards on-line  (ANSI - use coupon "CC2012" for a 5% discount) ISO

HL7 Connect  iWay Intelligent Adapter for HL7  (New York, USA)

jEngine  jEngine Open Source Enterprise Integration Engine in Java  (Intalgent & Shasta NetWorks - USA)

HL7 Connect  Interface Explorer for HL7 V2.x  (USA)

Library of HL7 Java Tools  Light HL7 Java Tools Library  (Mike Litherland - Cleveland, USA)

LinkMed LinkTools  LINKTools® Interface Development Kit  (USA)

LOINC  LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes)  (Regenstrief Institute - Indianapolis, USA)

LOINC  LOINC Search  (Regenstrief Institute - Indianapolis, USA)

HL7 Medical Objects  Medical Objects HL7 Framework  (Medical Objects - Australia)

HL7 V2 Message Inspector  The HL7 V2.x Message Inspector Tool

BizTalk HL7 Accelerator  Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for HL7

BizTalk Server  Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 upgrade with RFID support  (Microsoft - Redmond, USA)

Mirth HL7 Engine  MirthConnect - The Open Source Multi-Platform HL7 Interface Integration Engine  (MirthCorp - Irvine, USA)

Medical Billing and Coding Degree  NeHTA's Architecture Documents: Interoperability Framework V1.0, Shared EHR and Secure Messaging  (NEHTA - Australia)

HL7 MessageMaker  HL7 Message Maker - open source tool to generate HL7 messages  (National Institute of Standards and Technology - USA)

OSHCA  Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA)  (global)

Orion HL7 Tools  Orion complete Suite of HL7 Tools  (Orion - Auckland, New Zealand)

Parser IO  ParserIO Barcode Parsing Tools  (Davide Usai - Paris, France)

HL7 Perl Tools  Perl HL7 Toolkit  (SorceForge)

HL7 Java Tools  Perl Toolkit

HL7 Eclipse Tools  Eclipse-based tools for semantic mapping and data transformation of HL7 V2 and V3  (Robert Worden - USA)

HL7 RIM Tools  RIM-based tools for software development  (RIMBAA - International)

HL7 C++ Code  Ready-to-Run C++ Code Modules  (Univ. of Columbia - USA)

  Ruby-on-Rails HL7 Library 

  Russell McDonell's XML Tools/Toys for V2.x  (Russell McDonell - Melbourne, Australia)

DICOM Engine  RZDCX - Fast Strike DICOM Toolkit  (RZ Software Services - Tel Aviv, Israel)

Sparx EA  Sparx Interprise Architect - The feature-rich UML Modelling Tool  (Sparx - Creswick, Australia)

HL7 Spinal Tap  Spinal Tap, an integration application which connects up corporate data spine architectures  (Quicksilva - UK)

SA eHealth  Standards Australia e-Health Web Site  (Standards Australia - Sydney, Australia)

  Steve Hart's "HL7 Insight" Tool 

  Synergy HL7 - Create Staff Notifications from HL7 Message Feeds  (1Call - Madison WI, USA)

  TC Software HL7 Server 2002  (USA)

  Textbooks on HL7  (Amazon)

Text Pipe  TextPipe Pro  (DataMystic - Melbourne, Australia)

  Transmed Interface Engine  (Canada)

  Vergence SDK for the HL7 CCOW Standards  (Sentillion - USA)

Convert HL7 to XML  HL7 to XML Converters  (PSC - USA)

HL7 Tool  XRef XML Creation Tool  (Stott Integration Solutions - Arizona, USA)

XML Spy  XMLSpy for HL7  (USA)

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