Interoperability platform ‘HL7 Gateway’
The ‘HL7 Gateway’ enables interoperability among Hospital Information Systems either medical or administrative.
It is a flexible software allowing communication between two or more information systems of either the same or different manufacturers. The software undertakes the transport of the necessary data from one platform to the other in real time. The operation is transparent to the user, who simply notices the existence of the data concerning him, in his own application. It supports unidirectional and bidirectional interconnection of messages between the two information systems. The ‘HL7 Gateway’ software allows the interconnection of different systems and the exchange of the necessary data between them.
An illustrating example is the exchange of patient data between a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and a Hospital Information System (HIS). The ‘HL7 Gateway’ middleware undertakes the automatic transport of patients’ data and the ordered tests between HIS and LIS. After the completion of the tests in the laboratories, it supports E.M.R to display, at any request of a clinician, the patient tests results.
The competence in integration profiles and standards allows to provide suitable tools to all those healthcare stakeholders that want to manage information flows between different applications, through Interoperability platform ‘HL7 Gateway’.
CCS has implement many type of such interconnections either by the use of HL7 protocol or by tailored software development, depending on the capabilities of applications to be connected.
HL7 International Organisation
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare Information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts. For more information, please visit: www.HL7.org
HL7 Hellas participation
CCS is early involved to HL7 standard.
– Pioneer, started HL7 usage in Greek Healthcare Informatics sector.
– Foundation Member of HL7 Hellas, the Greek Affiliate of International Organisation ‘Health Level 7’
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