For vendor performance rankings, see the KLAS Research website.
For a current view of the HL7® interface market within healthcare, see the 2012 HL7® Interface Technology Survey Results published by Core Health Technologies.
Frozen Interface Syndrome: Wes Rishel of Gartner weighs in on this interoperability issue
How to automate your tests.
How to figure out if you suffer from Interface Black Box Syndrome.
Messaging Workbench available via HL7® International (look for a file name that includes “MWB release”)
Read more about addressing the challenges of lab interoperability in this Clinical Innovation and Technology article: Lab Interoperability Plays Catch Up.
Samples, Templates and Tools
Checklist: what to look for when you’re researching collaboration software
HL7® profile template kit
Sample gap analysis template
Software that automates the gap analysis process
Conformance Checking for HL7®: Ensuring Messages are Understood by Healthcare – white paper by Corepoint Health
Rethinking HL7® Integration: Start with the Gaps – white paper by Caristix
Sovita Chander and Jean-Luc Morin, Caristix co-founders.
And we couldn’t have pulled off the Guide without invaluable contributions from two members of the Caristix software development team, Dominic Bérubé and Maxime Dupont.
Great comments and feedback
Jens Kristian Villadsen
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Read More in the HL7® Survival Guide
Chapter 1: How to Integrate and Exchange Healthcare Data
Chapter 2: Pros and Cons of Interfacing Capabilities
Chapter 3: The Heart of the Matter: Data Formats, Workflows, and Meaning
Chapter 4: How to Work with Vendors and Developing Your EHR Strategy
Chapter 5: Vendors, Consultants, and HL7® Interface Specifications
Chapter 6: Interfacing Artifacts: HL7® Conformance Profiles or Interface Specifications
Chapter 7: Interfacing Artifacts: Gap Analysis
Chapter 8: Interfacing Artifacts: Test Scenarios and Test Systems
Chapter 9: Interfacing Artifacts: Message Samples and Test Messages
Chapter 10: Process and Workflow
Chapter 11: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Monitoring
Chapter 12: Definitions
Chapter 13: Contributors and Resources