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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Interface Explorer for HL7
Interface Explorer for HL7 Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The Interface Explorer for HL7 allows for testing and validating transport of Health Level Seven (HL7) messages into and out of multiple interfaces such as HealthShare and Ensemble. This technology assists users in reading HL7 files. Additionally, users may load HL7 files from their file system, via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), or directly from an Ensemble interface server.

Users have the option to configure the program so that it can retrieve HL7 messages directly from external systems (such as interface engines or Electronic Medical Record systems (EMRs)) via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.1
Decision Date: 01/17/2023 at 17:42:13 UTC
Aliases: HL7 Interface Explorer;
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Laconic Designs
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/17/2023 at 17:42:13 UTC).