HL7 Integration Systems

HL7 Integration refers to exchanging electronic health information between systems and applications so that it can be easily understood by either the healthcare provider or the software system receiving the data. Today’s healthcare ecosystem largely depends on services like telehealth or automated healthcare solutions for effective care delivery. The communication or data sharing between these systems is disconnected. However, the HL7 standard designed to address this communication issue is crucial for healthcare interoperability and better patient outcomes.

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OSP can custom-build an extensive clinical data system architecture to ensure effective electronic data interchange. We can ensure the Integration of all data formats, including HL7 FHIR, JSON, XML, DICOM, EDI, CCD/C32, X12, CDA, and so on. Besides, we can provide the most commonly used data format in HL7 Integration, which is HL7 Version 2.0 format. This format is primarily used for the exchange of clinical and administrative data. Integrating data formats in the HL7 interface can enable providers to seamlessly exchange patient health information, maintain data consistency and improve accuracy to support patient outcomes.   

Communication protocols in the medical context refer to healthcare providers’ directories, on-call alerts, and schedules. It also includes automated messages and alerts sent to patients and staff to communicate clinical information. We can build an HL7 integration engine by integrating all communication protocols. It will ensure a seamless exchange of information and support all protocols, including HTTP(S), FTP(S), TCP/IP, SFTP, SOAP/RESTful, and so on. Since each protocol will cater to the specific needs of healthcare providers, it’s crucial to ensure that the providers’ chosen protocol facilitates a reliable and secure exchange of information.  

We can effectively integrate disparate healthcare systems with different sets of data. That means our HL7 integration solutions can connect different health applications, such as EHR systems, LIS, or RIS, to leverage the seamless exchange of electronic health information. Besides, we can design this as per the HL7 interface standard of V2 and V3. These standards determine the structure and content of electronic health messages and define the rules for exchanging and processing these messages. We can guarantee that integrating disparate health systems can reduce medical errors, improve patient care, boost efficiency and productivity, and enhance clinical decision-making capabilities.   

OSP’s Health Level 7 integration can facilitate parsing and data mapping. We can ensure that HL7 Parsing will take care of the imperfect messages by improving the message’s segments, fields, or components. By efficient HL7 Parsing, the data in the message can be effectively processed and used by the receiving system. We can also leverage the benefits of data mapping from one system to equivalent data elements in the receiving system. And data mapping can help providers easily understand and comprehend the message’s data to use it correctly. HL7 Parsing and data mapping are critical to HL7 data integration to ensure the accuracy and quality of patient care.

OSP’s HL7 integration software, custom-built, can offer viewer programming and interface messaging aspects. By leveraging HL7 viewer programming, we can help providers send and receive messages effortlessly. Our HL7 testing software can be used to validate messages and ensure the network architecture’s reliability involving HLLP, LLP, MLLP, and TCP/IP protocols. We can also develop HL7 interfaces for the electronic exchange of case reports. Our cutting-edge interface can create ORM, MFN, SCH, ADT, ORU, and other types of interface messaging. Both aspects can boost clinical efficiency and provide seamless interoperability.


OSP's HL7 Integration can guarantee providers a detailed view of patients' health history, which allows them to make better decisions. And with informed decision-making, providers can improve patient care outcomes. Healthcare facilities using remote patient monitoring systems can hugely benefit from HL7 integration services.

With OSP's HL7 Integration, providers can securely exchange patient information in real-time without compromising the privacy of sensitive patient information. Besides, the use of standard formats also makes the data accurate and consistent.

By integrating HL7 protocols, we can help providers prevent penalties due to breaches or violations of regulatory requirements. Healthcare providers or organizations in strict adherence to data exchange standards effectively meet all health regulatory requirements and gain credibility from patients.

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Customized Integration of HL7 Data Formats

  • Tailor clinical data architecture to ensure data interoperability
  • Leverage electronic data interchange through all acceptable data formats
  • Ensure data consistency during transfer across health systems 
  • Maintain the accuracy of patient health information
  • Facilitate seamless communication between clinicians

HL7 Integration with Health Systems

  • Custom integration of data sets with EHR, EMR, LIS, and more
  • Facilitate the seamless flow of data between these systems in a standardized format
  • Optimizing content and rules of health messages as per HL7 standards
  • Empowering the capabilities of clinical decision-makers with standardized health information
  • Enable clinicians to comprehend all healthcare information messages

Optimized Data Viewing and Messaging Services 

  • Enablement of viewing programming and interface messaging elements
  • Facilitating sending and receiving health messages without hindrance
  • HL7 integration facilitates the validation of health messages
  • Leverages interface messaging to ensure interoperability
  • Ensure reliability of network architecture for seamless communication

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Frequently Asked Questions

Health Level Seven (HL7) is a set of rules that govern the collection, processing, and exchange of medical data. It is a universal healthcare IT language that the entire world understands. The eponymous non-profit organization designed HL7 to enable global health data interoperability. Healthcare practitioners employ software and electronic systems to execute various tasks, such as billing, medical record maintenance, telemedicine, and patient record updates. These software solutions interact in different languages and formats, exhausting data collection. As a result, HL7 integration ensures that data is easily incorporated into healthcare systems. The usefulness of EHRs can be maximized by having a shared and consistent language in terms of content and structures for clinical classes. Information can also be communicated without ambiguity or risk of misinterpretation, improving care delivery.

HL7 integration, based on Health Level Seven standards, can significantly enhance interoperability and data exchange in healthcare systems and applications. The HL7 interface standards help healthcare facilities to access data in a standardized format received from various healthcare systems. It allows seamless communication between various systems, streamlining data collection, storage, and processing.

Yes, OSP’s HL7 integration services are designed to seamlessly connect your electronic health record (EHR) system with other healthcare devices and systems, such as EHRs, EMRs, laboratory information systems (LIS), etc. By leveraging HL7 standards, we ensure compatibility and smooth data sharing between disparate systems, enabling reduced errors, improved patient care coordination, and enhanced compliance with regulatory guidelines.

OSP’s custom-built HL7 integration solutions can offer viewer programming and interface messaging aspects. It provides many HL7 messages and protocols, facilitating seamless communication between healthcare systems. It includes standard HL7 messages like MFN (Master files notification), ORM (Order Message), ORU (Observation Result), ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer), SCH (Schedule Activity Information Segment), and other types of interface messaging. Our integration solutions also ensure the network architecture’s reliability involving HLLP, LLP, MLLP, and TCP/IP protocols.

HL7 integration automates data exchange between different healthcare systems, reducing the need for manual data entry. It seamlessly transfers patient information, administrative details, and clinical data, streamlining workflows and saving time. These integration solutions follow HL7 standards, like HL7 V2 and FHIR, which facilitate seamless data exchange among different systems, improving patient care, reducing errors, optimizing workflows, and enhancing accuracy and population health management.

Several measures can be taken to ensure smooth implementation and minimal disruption during the HL7 integration process. These include thorough analysis and planning to understand existing systems and requirements, close collaboration among stakeholders for clear communication, interface building, extensive testing to identify and address any issues proactively, personnel training, and ongoing support and updates. Additionally, employing a phased approach can minimize disruptions to operations.

Yes, our HL7 integration solutions are designed to support real-time data exchange and updates between healthcare systems. They leverage HL7 standards and protocols like HL7 v2.x and HL7 FHIR, allowing seamless real-time data synchronization and communication across disparate systems and locations. They enable timely and accurate information exchange, facilitating remote patient health monitoring, informed decision-making, streamlining workflows, and delivering more effective care.

OSP’s HL7 integration service handles data validation and error handling by logging error messages and ending processing when encountering issues like invalid segments. Our solution automates data validation, allowing you to set up test scenarios, generate test data, and maintain accuracy. You can run them as often as you need, eliminating manual trial-and-error processes. Error handling features promptly identify and address issues, blocking corrupted data from entering the system.

HL7 integration enables healthcare organizations to monitor and track data exchange performance through various analytics and reporting capabilities. These include real-time message tracking, error handling and restarting messages, data transformation and normalization, data analytics, and integration, support for new standards, data warehousing and querying, visualization and reporting tools, and compliance reporting. Healthcare organizations can seamlessly identify issues, track and monitor data exchange performance, and optimize their HL7 integration processes by utilizing these analytics and reporting capabilities.

The Health Level 7 international standard is the combination of guidelines for messages that allows software and other health technology systems to communicate with one another. HL7 integration software facilitates medical data exchange by standardizing communication protocols and data formats, ensuring seamless interoperability between disparate healthcare systems. It employs HL7 messaging standards. Messages are ASCII-formatted and must contain numerous essential elements, including the Message Header, Patient Identification, and Diagnosis. The Message Header segment comprises the sender’s and receiver’s names, the time the message was created, and other crucial signature data. Patient demographics, PHI, SSN, marital status details, and other information are included in the Patient Identification segment. The Diagnosis segment contains several fields that describe the patient’s diagnosis parameters. This is how HL7 integration enables the seamless exchange of medical data.

HL7 data integration can assist medical facilities in a variety of ways. Different healthcare systems employ various communication methods and formats. This needs to be fixed with data interchange. Using HL7 standards, however, healthcare firms can ensure data consistency throughout their infrastructure and upgrade legacy applications. In emergencies, doctors must make immediate treatment decisions for the patient. Healthcare practitioners can easily acquire the relevant data and give immediate medical care through HL7 integration software. Other benefits include:

  • Reducing investments in new programs.
  • Enabling standardized data standards.
  • Minimizing risks and errors.
  • Saving time and money.

Different healthcare systems and applications can easily integrate with Health Level 7 standards. HL7 can be integrated with EHR systems, PACs, Laboratory Information Systems, Radiology Information Systems, Pharmacy Systems, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Health Information Exchange, and patient monitoring systems.

In healthcare systems, HL7 integration software is important in decreasing data entry errors and enhancing accuracy. Health information exchange between different systems is automated via HL7 integration software. Instead of manual data entry, which is prone to errors, this standardized integration electronically transfers data, decreasing the chance of transcription errors or typos. Further, HL7 integration software validates and checks incoming and outgoing messages for errors. It ensures the data is in the correct format and even checks for missing or erroneous information. This validation process identifies and corrects mistakes before the data is integrated into the receiving system. Field mapping, real-time data integration, and an alert system are other ways to ensure accuracy and reduce data entry errors.

Mapping tools are frequently included in HL7 integration software, allowing users to define and set mappings between data fields in different health systems. These tools feature an interface where users can visually map the source and target fields and specify how data should be changed and transported. This streamlines the process of creating data mappings and guarantees that data is transmitted correctly between systems. The HL7 integration software also includes data transformation capabilities to address differences in data formats, structures, and terminologies between different systems. It has built-in functions and transformation rules that enable users to manipulate, convert, or translate data to meet the needs of the receiving system. This guarantees that data is transformed and understood correctly by the target system, reducing mistakes caused by inconsistent data representation.

A successful HL7 interface implementation requires 5 steps. The first step is to clarify your objectives, move on to understanding the strengths and limitations of the HL7 standard, and then create a clear task definition. Once these steps are achieved, you can define workflow requirements and invest in HL7 training. With these 5 steps, healthcare providers can easily implement the HL7 interface.

There are different ways in which patient data can be protected during HL7 software integration. De-identification/anonymization aids in the protection of patient data. De-identification methods include deleting directly identifiable data, substituting identifying data with artificial names or pseudonyms, and suppressing or generalizing quasi-identifiers. Another approach is to protect the data transmission route. VPN is the most basic and inexpensive way to establish a secure connection across open networks. It is sufficient to send data via VPN using LPP (Low-Level Protocol, which is used to transfer HL7 messages). Other ways include data encryption, role-based access controls, firewall intrusion detection, etc.

HL7 integration software implements HL7 standards, which provide a standardized framework for structuring and transmitting healthcare data. It allows for the smooth integration of different healthcare systems and apps. It enables several systems to communicate and exchange data, including electronic health record (EHR) systems, laboratory information systems (LIS), radiology systems, etc. This integration encourages the exchange of information among healthcare professionals, removing silos and allowing for a more comprehensive picture of patient data. The software enables communication with Health Information Exchanges. HIEs serve as mediators, facilitating the secure transmission of patient information among diverse healthcare organizations. Finally, it also allows real-time data sharing, ensuring that information is always available and up to date. It will enable instantaneous data exchange between systems, facilitating medical staff to obtain the most recent patient information and make informed clinical decisions in real time.

The primary HL7 standards used in integration software are CCD, SPL, and CDA. Care Continuity Document assures communication of medical data with other providers without losing the meaning of the information. It is also beneficial to obtain a summary of specific data relating to a particular patient, such as administrative, demographic, and clinical information. Structured Product Labeling is a document generated by a company that is required by law to report product information. SPL is required for pharmaceutical firms and various medications. It aids in providing users with the most up-to-date product labeling information. It also increases access to product labeling data, makes data collecting more coordinated, and allows for more effective evaluation of labeling changes. CDA can be employed in different applications and offers numerous ways to work with clinical data. It is possible to develop simple document interchange, use data for clinical public health reporting, monitor clinical trials, and ensure patient safety.

OSP can assist your healthcare organization in implementing HL7 integration solutions by providing customized software solutions. Our service begins with thoroughly assessing your current systems and requirements and designing and developing tailored solutions. With our expertise in HL7 standards, data transformation, and interface development, we help streamline data flow across your healthcare ecosystem. We handle every aspect of integration, including configuration, testing, and deployment, facilitating seamless interoperability between your systems.

Implementing HL7 integration solutions from OSP can lead to significant cost savings for healthcare organizations. Our customized solutions can help organizations cut down on time and resources spent on error correction, as they streamline workflows and minimize manual data entry, ensuring reduced errors. It leads to lower administrative costs, reduced labor expenses, and resources spent reconciling discrepancies. It improves data exchange efficiency, better decision-making, and resource allocation.

Yes, OSP can provide customized HL7 integration solutions tailored to your healthcare organization’s specific needs. We conduct thorough assessments to understand your organizational workflows, requirements, and existing systems. Accordingly, we provide customized solutions with features aligned with your organization’s goals. Our solutions offer seamless connections between diverse healthcare systems, ensuring secure data exchange, accuracy, and compliance with standards like HIPAA. We can create custom interfaces and integrate various data formats like HL7 FHIR, XML, etc., facilitating improved clinical decision-making capabilities.

Yes, HL7 integration from OSP can help your healthcare organization achieve compliance with regulatory requirements such as Meaningful Use and HIPAA. It is vital to support HIPAA compliance by defining secure methods for transmitting electronic health information. Additionally, integration allows the seamless exchange of electronic health information, contributing to Meaningful Use objectives related to interoperability and electronic health record (EHR) adoption. Our custom integration solutions can prevent penalties due to breaches or violations of regulatory requirements.

HL7 integration solutions from OSP offer several key benefits for healthcare organizations. It includes streamlined workflows, seamless communication and data exchange between disparate systems, reduced manual errors, enhanced interoperability, protected data exchange, improved patient care, and strict adherence to regulatory guidelines. Our custom HL7 integration solutions optimize resource utilization and boost patient care delivery by automating processes and integrating with various devices and systems.

Healthcare integration consulting from OSP assists organizations in maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of HL7 integration solutions. Our professional consultants have expertise in implementing, configuring, and optimizing HL7 interfaces, ensuring smooth communication between healthcare systems. We assess the existing systems, optimize workflows, and provide custom interfaces. Healthcare organizations can leverage our expertise in navigating the complexities of HL7 implementation, streamlining data exchange, enhancing efficiency, and improving patient care. Additionally, we also provide regular support.

HL7 EHR integration from OSP enhances clinical workflows and patient care delivery by providing customized healthcare integration software that seamlessly links Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems with other healthcare applications. HL7 EHR integration allows better access to medical records and real-time updates for patient data across various platforms, enabling better clinical collaboration, faster decision-making, and improved treatment plans. Our customized solution further enhances interoperability, facilitating smoother provider communication and improving care coordination and continuity.

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