HL7-Definition V2

Hello HL7 community, we’ve decided to give the old HL7-Definition reference website its well-deserved retirement. We’re now proud to introduce the new and improved HL7-Definition V2 website.

We’ve been asking for your feedback for the last few months, and for a good reason :-). By popular demand, we’ve included some new features, including: 

  • More detailed specification descriptions
  • Standard HTTPS, removing the need to use custom ports
  • A more convenient and user-friendly search feature
  • Improved overall performance
  • Mobile friendly

Coming soon

  • Offline support
  • Message decoder – See field names in HL7 messages
  • Message validator – Validate the message is inline with the standard
  • FHIR specification support

 

You can find it here: https://hl7-definition.caristix.com/v2

 

Enjoy!

 The Caristix team!

Release Notes – Caristix 3.5

DIAGRAM EDITOR

There is a new module, called Diagram Editor. This module replaces the current Interface View and includes many requested features such as:

  • Create and share multiple diagrams
  • Add metadata for dataflow endpoints
  • Reconnect a dataflow to a new system
  • Insert a new system in an existing dataflow
  • Set a display name for systems
  • View your systems and dataflow as a grid
  • Enhanced dataflow discovery (Connectors)

 

MESSAGING HL7-V3

Introducing new modules for CDA/CCD/XML messaging.

  • De-identification
  • Edit and Validate
  • Search and Filter

 

FRAMEWORK

  • Added “CCD – Continuity of Care” Conformance Profile
  • Export any grid’s content as Excel, PDF or CSV using the shortcut [CRTL+E]
  • Loading a Document Library containing a lot of documents was slow

 

REVERSE-ENGINEERING

  • Detect message flow using a custom identifier

 

GAP ANALYSIS

  • Message Comparison  – Support Copy/Paste

 

MESSAGING V2

  • De-identification – Detect and keep original format when a Date-Time is de-identified
  • De-identification – Skip first rows in Excel and Text File generators
  • Message Definition – Add filtering capability
  • Message List – Show legal values associated with fields with Right-Click
  • Message List – Show field’s definition with Right-Click
  • Message List – Export messages as CSV or XML
  • Message Editor – Generate missing segments on demand
  • Search and Filter – Open message logs from FTP

  

TEST SCENARIO

  • Results tab – Show execution results / status for each iteration at run-time
  • Save / Re-run a specific test result
  • Database validation
  • Criteria Editor – Get values from a previous sent/received HL7 message
  • Support CDA/CCD/XML messaging in tasks
  • Send HL7 Message Task – Add an option to ignore ACK/NACK
  • Allow String / HL7 / XML validations for any type of task
  • Surround variable values in SQL Queries are not surrounded in quotes

Happy Holidays – 2014

Have a wonderful holiday season and wishing you the best for 2014!

Caristix holidays 2014

Release Notes – Caristix 3.2

Caristix release 3.2 is a broad release of additional features through the range of Caristix products from Workgroup through the individual HL7 modules, Cloak, Conformance, Pinpoint and Test.  We’ve put some additional focus on Test as we continue to add features that accelerate test creation and test execution to help you get your interfaces into production faster.

Workgroup

New HL7 Messaging Feature

  • Support file drag-and-drop in the Message Gap to quickly compare message files

New DeId Features

  • Preformat the source value of a generator or ID field
  • Generate value for an empty field
  • Specify a character set through an option in the String generator
  • Generate Lorem Ipsum text with the String generator
  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

New Profile Editor Features

  • Quickly navigate to the result of a search
  • Use filter column options available in Find and Replace

New Validation Feature

  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

New Search and Filter Features

  • Create report using HL7 message fields data, to facilitate viewing and analyzing the data contained within the messages
  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

New Test Scenario Features

  • Validate against HL7 messages in a Task from another Action or Scenario
  • Validate messages against call results (ACK)
  • Purge pending messages before starting a receiving Task
  • Validate that no messages are received (filtered out)
  • Validate HL7 message files stored in the Document Library
  • Clear the information from the last Test execution
  • Specify a character set to be used by the String generator
  • Generate Lorem Ipsum text with the String generator

Bug Fixes

  • Sending multiple messages via a Send File Task works consistently
  • Improved validation for Tasks with multiple messages to validate

Cloak

New Features

  • Preformat the source value of a generator or ID field
  • Generate value for an empty field
  • Specify a character set through an option in the String generator
  • Generate Lorem Ipsum text with the String generator
  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

Conformance

New Profile Editor Features

  • Quickly navigate to the result of a search
  • Use filter column options available in Find and Replace

New Validation Feature

  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

Pinpoint

New Features

  • Create report using HL7 message fields data, to facilitate viewing and analyzing the data contained within the messages
  • Search for an empty field and replace it by a value

Test

New Features

  • Validate against HL7 messages in a Task from another Action or Scenario
  • Validate messages against call results (ACK)
  • Purge pending messages before starting a receiving Task
  • Validate that no messages are received (filtered out)
  • Validate HL7 message files stored in the Document Library
  • Clear the information from the last Test execution
  • Specify a character set to be used by the String generator
  • Generate Lorem Ipsum text with the String generator

Bug Fixes

  • Sending multiple messages via a Send File Task works consistently
  • Improved validation for Tasks with multiple messages to validate

What is One-Hour Interoperability?

The Status Quo

This is the world interface analysts, developers, and quality testers work in:

  • 2 weeks to get a list of code values for a single field
  • 1 week to get a list of custom field formats like lab order codes
  • 20 hours to code a schema in an engine from a spec in Excel
  • 9 days on gap analysis
  • 30 days to test a 10-minute code change
  • 8 versions of a spec before it’s baked enough for development

Productivity with Caristix

With our software, especially with the new version that just came out, you can move these numbers dramatically:

  • 15 minutes to get code values for all fields
  • 15 minutes to get a list of custom field formats
  • 1 minute to generate a schema for an engine
  • A half-day on gap analysis
  • 10 minutes of automated validation to test a 10-minute code change
  • 1 version of a spec before it’s baked enough for development

So, yes, we’re paying attention to all those things that get in the way of interoperability.  We are removing roadblocks. We’re helping interfacing teams become more productive and get interfaces into production much faster than before, with fewer manual steps than before.

But we’re aiming higher.

Vision: One-Hour Interoperability

one-hour-interoperabilityThe vision we have for interfacing and interoperability is much bolder. We aim to build interoperability technology that makes analysts and developers so productive, they’ll deliver One-Hour Interoperability. Not weeks. Not days. A single hour.

With One-Hour Interoperability, a team will gather requirements, then configure, test, validate and take in the interface live, glitch-free, in an hour. A bold vision? Absolutely. And that’s where we are taking our customers.

You’ll find the building blocks of One-Hour Interoperability in the Caristix v3.0 release. We’ve made gap analysis simpler and easier to use, cutting hours off scoping mapping tables. Remove noise with filters. Capture just the gaps that are relevant to developers. Clearly designate inbound and outbound systems. Easily build transformation tables. Use the matching filter to spot differences in product versions. Highlight data differences with message comparison.

We’re working on a CDA product, so that everything you do today for traditional HL7 v2.x interfacing, you’ll be able to do for CDA. EHR implementation, Meaningful Use, and related deliverables all happen on time…and on budget.

Learn more about what we’re doing with CDA and the other building blocks. You’ll get the latest in our newsletter. Sign up here.

Workgroup Software Demo Webinar: Part 6

A 16-minute Introduction to Caristix Workgroup: Part Six

We’re wrapping up our Introduction to Workgroup with Part 6 (1:30 minutes) We designed this demo webinar to give you a bird’s-eye view of Workgroup software. And we’ve covered a lot in a short 16 minutes, demonstrating just how comprehensive Workgroup truly is.

In the wrap-up, you’ll learn:

  • the key business reason why analysts and developers need more than ad-hoc tools to deliver interoperability
  • what enables better customer collaboration
  • why Workgroup

http://youtu.be/XiTjGLoVC8Q

We’re open to any and all feedback about the demo and about Workgroup. Are we missing something that would help you or your organization do your work? We want to hear about it.

Missed the first five parts?

In Part 1 (4 minutes) we introduced you to Workgroup, what exactly it is and why and who we designed it for.

In Part 2 (4 minutes) take a deeper dive into Workgroup functionality, and see how to speed up the requirements-gathering or scoping process, while dramatically increasing interface quality.

In Part 3 (3 minutes) see how to automate your documentation within Workgroup and simplify Gap Analysis step-by-step.

In Part 4 (2 minutes) learn about the automatic testing capabilities within Workgroup, using your workflow to drive validation.

In Part 5 (2 minutes) we took you through Workgroup’s 4 step de-identification process.

The Full 16-minute Webinar

Like what you saw in the parts above? The full webinar – just 16 minutes and not the usual 30 or 60 – is available for viewing on-demand right now. Click this link to see the full video.

For more information about Workgroup, visit the Workgroup product page.

We’d be glad to take you through a more involved demo or proof of concept. Contact us at info@caristix.com or call us at 418- 872-4000.

Workgroup Software Demo Webinar: Part 5

A 16-minute Introduction to Caristix Workgroup: Part Five

When you work with patient data, you need to be vigilant about protecting privacy. Caristix Workgroup software covers the critical concern of removing PHI from HL7 data. The de-identification capabilities in Workgroup let you remove protected health information from production data and replace patient names, identifiers, and related data with either blanks or dummy data. This means the message flow looks and acts like realistic data with all customizations, Z-segments, and non-standard field lengths — even in OBX fields with text-based notes.

So analysts and testers will catch crucial interfacing issues and avoid delaying project delivery along with increasing costs and resource demands.

In Part 5 (2 minutes), you’ll learn:

  • How a simple 4-step process lets you generate clinically valid data for interface development,testing and analytics
  • Which features let you remain compliant with your organization’s HIPAA PHI policies and procedures
  • How you can cover all 18 HIPAA identifiers in your data
  • The one-click button to create de-identification reports for your audit and quality needs

http://youtu.be/IUGqWcLCDIw

Missed the first four parts?

In Part 1 (4 minutes) we introduced you to Workgroup, what exactly it is and why and who we designed it for.

In Part 2 (4 minutes) take a deeper dive into Workgroup functionality, and see how to speed up the requirements-gathering or scoping process, while dramatically increasing interface quality.

In Part 3 (3 minutes) see how to automate your documentation within Workgroup and simplify Gap Analysis step-by-step.

In Part 4 (2 minutes) learn about the automatic testing capabilities within Workgroup, using your workflow to drive validation.

The Full 16-minute Webinar

Like what you saw in the parts above? The full webinar – just 16 minutes and not the usual 30 or 60 – is available for viewing on-demand right now. Click this link to see the full video.

For more information about Workgroup, visit the Workgroup product page.

We’d be glad to take you through a more involved demo or proof of concept. Contact us at info@caristix.com or call us at 418- 872-4000.

Workgroup Software Demo Webinar: Part 4

A 16-minute Introduction to Caristix Workgroup: Part Four

Ready for the next piece of our 16-minute webinar on Caristix Workgroup? Learn what Workgroup can do for you and your team to prevent costly project reworks and delays. Save time and dollars by removing the major bottleneck that testing often becomes.

In Part 4 (2 minutes), you’ll learn:

  •  All about using your workflow to drive validation
  • How to generate hundreds of test messages automatically
  • How one-step setup can save hours of testing time

http://youtu.be/J7D1I41zRnY

Missed the first three parts?

In Part 1 (4-minutes), we introduced you to Workgroup , what exactly it is and why and who we designed it for.

In Part 2 (4-minutes), we take a deeper dive into Workgroup functionality, and show you how to speed up the requirements-gathering or scoping process, while dramatically increasing interface quality.

In Part 3 (3-minutes), we talk about how to automate your documentation within Caristix Workgroup and take you through Gap Analysis step-by-step.

The Full 16-minute Webinar

Like what you saw in the parts above? The full webinar – just 16 minutes and not the usual 30 or 60 – is available for viewing on-demand right now. Click this link to see the full video.

For more information, about Workgroup, visit the Workgroup product page.

We’d be glad to take you through a more involved demo or proof of concept. Contact us at info@caristix.com or call us at 418- 872-4000.

 

Workgroup Software Demo Webinar: Part 3

A 16-minute Introduction to Caristix Workgroup: Part Three

Not much time? That’s why we’re offering our 16-minute webinar on Caristix Workgroup Software in small easy-to-consume pieces for quick viewing.

In Part 3 (3 minutes), we introduce you to:

  • The documentation strengths of Caristix Workgroup software
  • Automatic Gap Analysis, for easy mapping table creation

http://youtu.be/XX8TDYo7Z8c

In case you missed the first two parts:

In Part 1  (4-minutes), we introduced you to Workgroup , what exactly it is and why and who we designed it for.

In Part 2 (4-minutes), we take a deeper dive into Workgroup functionality, focusing on Scoping and creating a spec/profile including reverse engineering.

 

The Full 16-minute Webinar

Like what you saw in the parts above? The full webinar – just 16 minutes and not the usual 30 or 60 – is available for viewing on-demand right now. Click this link to see the full video.

For more information, about Workgroup, visit the Workgroup product page.

We’d be glad to take you through a more involved demo or proof of concept. Contact us at info@caristix.com or call us at 418- 872-4000.

 

 

Workgroup Software Demo Webinar Part 2

A 16-minute Introduction to Caristix Workgroup: Part Two

We know you’re busy. That’s why we’re offering our 16-minute webinar on Caristix Workgroup Software in bite-sized pieces for quick consumption.

In Part 1 (4-minutes), we introduced you to Workgroup, what exactly it is and why and who we designed it for.

In Part 2 (4-minutes) of the Introduction to Workgroup Webinar, we take a deeper dive into Workgroup functionality. You’ll see:

  •  Scoping – why it’s the most important phase
  •  How to reduce the time needed for this critical discovery phase
  •  Creating a profile/spec directly from HL7 messages
  •  A walk-through of reverse engineering with filtering

http://youtu.be/gGcJGvrQYmk

The Full 16-minute Webinar

Like what you saw in the parts above? The full webinar – just 16 minutes and not the usual 30 or 60 – is available for viewing on-demand right now. Click this link to see the full video.

For more information, about Workgroup, visit the Workgroup product page.

We’d be glad to take you through a more involved demo or proof of concept. Contact us at info@caristix.com or call us at 418- 872-4000.