The case for the HL7 standard

Comput Healthc. 1988 Jan;9(1):39-40, 42.


An effort begun in the spring of 1987 by a group of executives within the healthcare industry to establish a Level 7 networking standard (HL7) is rapidly gaining momentum. This article discusses a draft Level 7 protocol which has been produced to ease the complications inherent in the multi-vendor environment of healthcare communications.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks / standards*
  • Computer Systems / standards*
  • Database Management Systems / standards*
  • Hospital Information Systems / standards*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Reference Standards
  • Software / standards*
  • United States