LINKMED® IE HL7 Interfacing
LINKMED® IE is a true turnkey solution for healthcare information system integration and the most flexible, customizable Interface Engine available to the healthcare Industry to-date. Quick learning and simple to install LINKMED® IE supports all widely used interface messaging standards: HL7, XML, DICOM, ASCII, CSV, SQL and User-defined. This cost-effective integration suite allows Developers, Vendors, Consultants, and Hospital IT Personnel to efficiently and effectively create and manage their HL7 and DICOM interfaces.
A Complete Healthcare Interface Solutions In-A-Box.
HL7 Communication Drivers
LINKMEDs® IE HL7 TCP/IP Communication Drivers communicate with remote system through TCP/IP socket connections. HL7 messages can be wrapped using HL7 MLLP protocols or user-defined protocols (headers and trailers).
LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Communication Drivers can send and receive information in virtually any formats over any protocols, effectively bridging other systems with the LINKMED® Interface environment.
LINKMED® HL7 TCP/IP Receiver:
Accepts all HL7 message types and automatically validates and sends standard HL7 message acknowledgements back to client(s).
Accepts multiple connections on the same port and route messages to user-defined destinations.
Accepts HL7 query messages and sends HL7 query response messages.
Can be configured for application level message validation.
Built-in firewall allows the receiver to accept message from allowed IP address only.
Can be configured to receive non-HL7 message sends via TCP/IP user-defined protocols such as: Words or PDF documents.
Reads, Writes and filters HL7 messages to SQL database or any other database types.
Runs unobstructively as service. LINKMED® HL7 TCP/IP Transmitter:Sends HL7 result and query messages.
Receives HL7 acknowledgements and HL7 query response.
Can be configured to send message parameter (length and size of encoding HL7 message) prior to sending actual HL7 message.
Automatically re-send message if no acknowledgement is received and can be configured to remove error message out of the sender's queue.
Can also be configured to send non-HL7 message via TCP/IP user-defined protocols such as Words or PDF documents.
Inbound interface workflows
HIS/EMR sends HL7 messages ---> LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Receiver ---> LINKMED® IE Interface ---> Parsed HL7 to Vendor's System (Vendor's file Format)
Outbound Interface workflows
Vendor's System creates study result --> LINKMED® IE Interface ---> HL7 result messages ---> LINKMED® IE HL7 TCP/IP Transmitter ---> HIS/EMR systems LINKMED® Dynamic Message Mapper
Messaging and Mapping tools uses for system's integration and data exchange between system. Users use LINKMED® Mapper to create interfaces for their applications or systems. The Mapper is designed for a short learning curve and required no programming skill.LINKMED® Dynamic Message Mapper Features
Native support for standard HL7 version 2.x and HL7 version 3 (when available), also support other standard messaging format such as: XML, ASTM, ASCII, CSV, NVP, SQL and user- defined.
Graphical user interface (GUI) allows user to visually learn its functionalities for creating interface template.
Mapping data from one messaging format to virtually any another format including the "What you want" format.
Built-in HL7 message library (All HL7 Version 2.xx).
Supports new HL7 ASTM CCR and latest HL7 CDA.
Built-in an internal intermediate database for storing un-needed data but needed to re-create HL7 result messages to send back to the HIS/EMR systems when a bi-directional interface is required.
Once the interface templates had been created, users can re-use them in other similar interface setting at different site. This design provides user with time saving by avoiding to re-create the "Interface Template" from scratch.