HL7 (Health Level Seven) plays an extensive role in healthcare interoperability. It is a free set of international standards that outlines the format used to transfer healthcare data between disparate systems. Healthcare information that needs to be exchanged between systems is transmitted as one or more messages.
HL7 (Health Level 7) messages exchange electronic data between contrasting healthcare systems. The HL7 standard plays a significant role in healthcare interoperability as it outlines a messaging standard to provide consistency for the transfer of health-related data. HL7 messages are presented in human-readable (ASCII) format and require an understanding of the message structure and organization to be interpreted easily.
Despite the rapid increase in health information technology spending and further spending projected, healthcare organizations and providers need to continue to address a wide range of clinical errors and system underperformance.