Talk:Health Level 7

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--Anneke Goossen 05:22, 28 February 2012 (EST)

The given definition is about the organization. In the HL7 Glossary Health Level Seven is described as follows:

Health Level Seven (HL7) is an application protocol for electronic data exchange in health care environments. The HL7 protocol is a collection of standard formats which specify the implementation of interfaces between computer applications from different vendors. This communication protocol allows healthcare institutions to exchange key sets of data amount different application systems. Flexibility is built into the protocol to allow compatibility for specialized data sets that have facility-specific needs.

Source: [http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public_temp_A171C41C-1C23-BA17-0C40D8FD4FF5E2E0/calendarofevents/FirstTime/Glossary%20of%20terms.pdf ]

Do we want a definition about HL7 as an organization? Then it is called HL7 International. Or do we want a definition about what HL7 is as described in the HL7 Glossary.