Blog

Posts about: HL7

Building your Health IT House

There was a time when most Americans built their own homes.  Think of log cabins being crafted by hardy individuals -- cutting the trees, hewing logs and fitting the doors.  Now, that method is a romantic idea, but almost nobody does that any more.
 Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands — you don’t build your own home.  Even more, the people you hire to build your home don’t build it — they usually subcontract to specialists (plumbers, electricians, HVAC, etc.).

Read More

Topics: HealthIT, interoperability, interfaces, HL7, standards, SaaS, cloud-based, IHE, Direct secure messaging

IT Guy Bits and Bytes: Options for Securing HL7 Connections

The Health Level-7 (HL7) standard doesn’t include security. When needing to secure HL7 communication it is accomplished using other secure channels. Two common choices are Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

Read More

Topics: Health Level-7, HL7, Virtual Private Network, VPN, Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol, SFTP, synchronous communication, Lower Layer Protocol, LLP, securing communication