What is HL7?
Health Level Seven (HL7) is an international standard for the secure, electronic exchange of medical, financial and administrative information in healthcare. The aim is to provide standards for electronic information exchange and for the use of information in healthcare by healthcare providers and patients. This supports the care sector in safely optimizing care processes, promoting quality and uniformity in care and in the exchange of knowledge between all stakeholders, in order to improve care for and with patients and clients.
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HL7 uses 4 different standards:
- HL7 FHIR
- HL7 v2 messages
- HL7 v3 CDA
- Specialist standards
The structure of those messages is defined by standards such as HL7. In addition to HL7, healthcare also uses the DICOM, EDIFACT and EDI standards, among others.
The HL7 organization currently has more than 200 affiliated organizations in the Netherlands, including general and university hospitals, GGZ, V&V, VG, home care, primary care and various providers of healthcare information systems. HL7 is supported worldwide by more than 1,600 members from more than 50 countries.
Outsource EDI with Managed EDI
How to integrate and implement EDI is still a challenge for many organizations.
At Copernicus we have a lot of experience with EDI. With Niklas, our own integration platform or Enterprise Service Bus, we design and implement all communication between different applications and systems ourselves.
For organizations where EDI is not yet a core competency, Copernicus also offers ‘EDI as a service’: Managed EDI, based on Niklas.
Managed EDI is available in a customized subscription form and suitable for both large and small organizations.
If you would like to know more about the possibilities of Managed EDI for your company, you can always contact us.