Find Gaps

Gap Analysis Setup

Determine gaps between 2 profiles or between a profile and a set of messages.

Compare 2 Profiles

To list the differences (including differences in data structure and data content) between two profiles, follow this procedure:

  • Open Workgroup and navigate to the Document Library.
  • In the menu bar, go to GAP ANALYSIS, then click on New… .
  • In the Gap Analysis window, select the profiles you want to compare.
  • Click Next.

Both profiles are loaded and you are taken to the Gap Analysis Workbench. You can now refine your comparison criteria. By default, data elements are not selected. Select the data elements (data structure and/or code sets) you want to compare. See Refine Gap Analysis Criteria for more information.

Compare a Profile with HL7 Messages

To list the differences (including differences in data structure and data content) between a profile and a set of HL7 messages (probably a few thousand), follow this procedure:

  • Open Workgroup and navigate to the Document Library.
  • In the menu bar, go to GAP ANALYSIS, then click on New… .
  • In the Gap Analysis window:
    • Select the profile you want to compare in the References section.
    • Click Compared HL7 logs tab.
    • In the Compared HL7 logs tab, click the Add… button to add message files.
    • Select one or more files and click Open.
    • Optional: Check Use Large File mode  when loading files above 10MB in size. (This option is selected automatically if file size reaches 25 MB. It will also deactivate the Sort, Replace and Edit Message features.)
  • Click Next.

The profile and the HL7 messages are loaded and messages are analyzed. Depending on the number of messages you provided, the message analysis might take several minutes. A progress window tracks the process.

Once the loading process is complete, you are taken to the Gap Analysis Workbench. You can now refine your comparison criteria. By default, no data element is selected.

  • Select the data elements (data structure and/or code sets) you want to compare.
  • View/Filter Messages helps you refine the gap on specific messages.