HL7 Interfaces and Meaningful Use

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This webcast provides a review of the most common HL7 interfaces and how they can help you meet certain Meaningful Use core and menu measures.

Presentation Materials

Download the slide deck Presented February 18, 2015 by Carolina Velasquez and Phil Anderson


Q: What are the differences between 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.5 etc?

A: A:Significant changes have been made since the first iterations of HL7 v.2. HL7 version 2.5 is more consistent and supports more functionality than any of the previous 2.x versions. The changes in comparison to version 2.4 are however relatively small. As HL7 versions progress we see that more fields are becoming required and more granular i.e. MSH-4, MSH-7, ORC segments in RXA message types, etc. V3 is even more strict in efforts to have all organizations follow a common standard with as much detail included as possible.
Resource: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/registry/hp/hl7diff.pdf

Q: What makes an interface engine ONC certified?

A: The full list is available in the links provided but some of the key areas include: Privacy and Security:
· 170.314(d)(1) Authentication, access, control, and authorization
· 170.314(d)(5) Automatic log-off
· 170.314(d)(6) Emergency access
· 170.314(d)(7) End-user device encryption
· 170.314(d)(8) Integrity
Creation and ability to receive and view Transitions of Care/Referral Summaries (CCD/CCDA)
Ability to transmit data to state registries and public health agencies.