When I created my first animated video – How does HL7 work? – I never imagined it would have the reach and impact it did. In the few short weeks since it was released, the video has found its way onto dozens of corporate blogs, industry publications and personal sites. It seems the interest in HL7 – especially when explained in plain English – is very high!
As the comments rolled in, a number of viewers requested a more technical HL7 overview video. Not wanting to disappoint my “fans”, I thought I’d give it a shot.
It’s a good thing I’m always up for a challenge because as much as I love HL7 – and really, don’t we all – creating an HL7 tutorial to explain an HL7 message’s pipes, carets, tildes and ampersands isn’t exactly an easy task.
Have a look at my follow-up video – What does an HL7 message look like? – and let me know what you think. Did I manage to capture the important elements of an HL7 message in a fun way?
For those of you looking to go beyond the video and learn more about HL7, check out our fantastic documentation like our HL7 overview and our HL7 tutorials. These sections go into even more detail about HL7 and will really help you understand what goes into building HL7 interfaces (including how easy it can be with a good interface engine!).
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