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HL7 V3 Normative Edition

Since 1996, HL7 has been working on a new generation of standards known as Version 3 (V3). This new generation differs from V2 in that all standards developed under V3 arise from an underlying Reference Information Model (RIM), by applying a set of development steps defined in the HL7 Development Framework (HDF).

The aim of V3 is to produce consistency in definition of different information objects and their representation in messages, thus allowing for easier implementation and the definition of clearer conformance requirements. Furthermore, the underlying modelling approach allows for the definition of standards for information representation other than just messages including forms, decision-support mechanisms and electronic patient record structures.

HL7 V3 standards are developed as syntax-independent models. The current preferred implementation technology is Extensible Mark-up Language (XML). HL7 is well represented in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) concerned with the future development of XML.

HL7 Version 3 Normative Edition 2013 Now Available for Download

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The HL7 Version 3 Normative Edition 2013 is now available for download from the standards section of the HL7 website. 
This publication includes the following new ANSI approved standards: 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Reference Information Model, Release 5 
      HL7 Version 3 Standard: Infrastructure Management, Release 1.1 (Comprised of the Message Control Act Infrastructure, Transmission Infrastructure and Query Infrastructure) 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Retrieve, Locate and Update Service (RLUS), Release 2 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Care Provision Domain Information Model, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Care Provision; Care Record, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Care Provision; Care Transfer, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Care Provision; Queries Care Record, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Standard: Immunization Messaging, Release 1 
  
It also includes the following new Informative publications: 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Analysis Model: Cardiology, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Analysis Model: Detailed Clinical Models, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Analysis Model: Diet and Nutrition Orders, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Analysis Model: Emergency Medical Service, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Analysis Model: Preoperative Anesthesiology, Release 1 
     HL7 Version 3 Domain Information Model: Emergency Medical Service, Release 1 
  
This edition also includes additional Draft Standards for Trial Use. Download it today from the HL7 website. 

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Last modified 28/05/13