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Health Level 7 (HL7) is

[a]n application-level interface specification for transmitting health-related data transactions, generally used within a single institution.[1]
[a]n ANSI approved American National Standard for electronic data exchange in health care. It enables disparate computer applications to exchange key sets of clinical and administrative information.[2]

References Edit

  1. Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies, at 219.
  2. Final Report: Task Force to Study Electronic Health Records, at 91.

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