HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

Pathology, the present and the future

06 August 2010

An iSOFT sponsored E-Health Insider round table event has made the case for the importance of standards, and heard calls for the adoption of HL7 version 3 for Pathology messaging.

"There is now a universal language for exchanging information - HL7v3 with a SNOMED dialect - and we seriously need to adopt these standards." - George Philp

Dr Rick Jones (University of Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.) agreed. "Hospitals buy LIMS then have a massive problem around interoperability and integration." However, Nick Harte said this was changing. "Interoperability is now a main driver," he said. "We cannot create something that's excellent and sits on its own."

Read the full report here: http://www.e-health-insider.com/features/isoftRTaug2010/ 

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