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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Messaging Workbench (MWB)
Messaging Workbench (MWB) Technology

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Description: Messaging Workbench (MWB) is a multi-purpose productivity technology for Health Seven (HL7) V2.x implementers. This technology facilitates the rapid development of specifications and reports. Also, it incorporates an online message validation service and a message generator for use in testing.

Messages can be created based upon the library files that represent each version of the HL7 standard, by reverse entry or through manual entry. Additional libraries can be developed for conventions that are implemented locally. The software includes an MWB diagram-bench which facilitates a variety of sizeable and configurable shapes to create multiple free form diagrams for each profile. Diagrams can also be imported from other solutions that produce Bitmap Image File (BMP) or Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) output.

A wide array of reports can be generated, printed, and exported. The software can also generate test messages for designed profiles and capture transactions that can be validated against designed profiles. MWB can also be used to record comments about profiles. This technology stores data locally.

This technology`s documentation has not been updated to state it operates the latest version of Windows, however, system scans show it actively installed on Windows 10 machines.
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 been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. 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 Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.11
Decision Date: 11/22/2022 at 22:30:49 UTC
Introduced By: ARB
Vendor Name: HL7
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/22/2022 at 22:30:49 UTC).