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Section 1: Primary Standards
Section 1d: Version 2 (V2)
Section 2: Clinical and Administrative Domains

HL7 Version 2 Product Suite

DESCRIPTION

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HL7’s Version 2.x (V2) messaging standard is the workhorse of electronic data exchange in the clinical domain and arguably the most widely implemented standard for healthcare in the world. This messaging standard allows the exchange of clinical data between systems. It is designed to support a central patient care system as well as a more distributed environment where data resides in departmental systems.

Additional information on the V2 SOGI Data Exchange Profile at http://www.hl7.org/permalink/?SOGIGuidance.

TARGETS

  • Healthcare IT Vendors
  • Healthcare Providers

BENEFITS

  • Supports the majority of the common interfaces used in the healthcare industry globally
  • Provides a framework for negotiations of what is not in the standard
  • Reduces implementation costs
  • Generally backward compatible

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • 95% of US healthcare organizations use HL7 V2.x
  • More than 35 countries have HL7 V2.x implementations

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

As one of the most widely implemented standards for healthcare information in the world, the Version 2 Messaging Standard was first released in October 1987 as an Application Protocol for Electronic Data Exchange in Healthcare Environments. Version 2.7, representing the latest update to the Version 2 Standard, was published in 2011.

 

Due to its widespread use, Version 2 will continue to play an integral part in healthcare messaging, even with the HL7 Version 3 Normative Edition. HL7 is committed to supporting and extending Version 2 in parallel with Version 3, providing continuity for current installations.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 Version 2 Product Suite
German Message Profiles for HL7 Version 2.5 (in German) (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.2 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.3 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.3.1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.4 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.5 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.5.1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.6 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.7 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.7.1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.8 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.8.1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.8.2 (View Brief)

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HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.9 (View Brief)

(Download) (59.19 MB)

HL7 V2 Implementation Guide Quality Criteria, Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 V2.2 Implementation Guide (View Brief)

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HL7 V2.3 Implementation Guide (View Brief)

(Download) (675 KB)

HL7 V2.3.1 Implementation Guide (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2 Conformance Methodology Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2 Implementation Guide: Clinical Genomics; fully LOINC-Qualified Cytogenetic Model, Release 1 - US Realm (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2 Implementation Guide: Clinical Genomics; Fully LOINC-Qualified Genetic Variation Model (US Realm) (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2 Implementation Guide: Laboratory Test Compendium Framework, Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2 Implementation Guide: Laboratory Value Set Companion Guide, Release 2 - US Realm (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.3.1 Messaging Addenda (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.3.1 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.3.1 Specification Errata (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.4 Messaging Addenda (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.4 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.4 Specification Errata (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.4 Specification Technical Correction: P03 and P11 Trigger Events (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.4 Specification Technical Correction: P03 Updates (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 1 (US Realm) (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 2 (US Realm) (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Height and Weight Report, Release 1 (US Realm) [HL7 Version 2.5.1: ORU^R01] (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Laboratory Orders (LOI) from EHR, Release 1, STU Release 4 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Laboratory Results Interface, Release 1 STU Release 4 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Orders and Observations; Ambulatory Lab Result (ELINCS), Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Orders and Observations; Interoperable Laboratory Result Reporting to EHR, Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: S&I Framework Laboratory Test Compendium Framework (eDOS), Release 2 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Syndromic Surveillance, Release 1 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.5.1 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.6 Implementation Guide: Blood Bank Donation Services (US Realm), Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.6 Implementation Guide: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Results Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.6 Implementation Guide: Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD), Release 1 (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.6 Implementation Guide: Vital Records Birth and Fetal Death Reporting, Release 1 STU Release 2 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.6 Implementation Guide: Vital Records Death Reporting, Release 1 STU 2 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.6 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.7 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.7.1 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.8 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.8.1 Messaging Errata (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.8.1 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.8.2 Implementation Guide: Immunization Messaging, Release 1 - US Realm (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.8.2 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.9 Messaging Schemas (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.x Message Profiling Specification (View Brief)

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HL7 Version 2.x Messaging Schemas (View Brief)
HL7 Version 2.x XML Example Messages (View Brief)

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HL7-NCPDP Electronic Prescribing Coordination Mapping Document, Release 1 (View Brief)

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Secure HL7 Transactions using Internet mail, Rev 1.7 (View Brief)

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Standard Guide for Implementing HL7 EDIT Communication Security (View Brief)

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V2.2 Implementation Support Guide (View Brief)

(Download) (342 KB)

V2.3 Implementation Support Guide (View Brief)

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V251 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health (US Realm), Release 1 Errata (View Brief)

(Download) (179 KB)

Version 2 v2.xml XML Schemas for HL7 Version 2.5 and earlier (View Brief)

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Version 2.x Common Audit Message (View Brief)

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XML Encoding Rules for Version 2 Messages, Release 2 (HL7 Version 2: XML Encoding Syntax, Release 2) (View Brief)

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XML Encoding RulesĀ  (HL7 Version 2: XML Encoding Syntax, Release 1) (View Brief)

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BALLOT TYPE

  • Informative
  • Normative

STATUS DATE

FAMILY

  • V2

CURRENT STATE

  • Stable

REALM

  • Universal