Definitions for "HL7"
Program and messaging standards for healthcare information
HL7 or Health Level 7 is a health communications protocol for exchange of information between applications. HL7 is an ANSI accredited international standard developed by the standard development organisation HL7. HL7 version 2 is the currently most commonly implemented version of this HL7 standard. HL7 version 2.5 covers messaging of patient demographics, inpatient and emergency episode details, outpatient scheduling, referrals, pathology/radiology orders and results, prescribing/dispensing/administration and more. The next version, HL7 version 3 is being refined and is expected to gradually replace HL7 version 2 implementations
Health Level 7 (Messaging Format)