HL7 Schema Generation Tool

While looking at my past posts on the topic, I realized I never gave out the link to the download for the HL7 Schema Generation Tools that I discussed waaaaay back. Hopefully the most entrepreneurial readers will have found it, for the rest of us, here it is with a small description from the download…

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Windows Server 2003 SP2 and The BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0

I have seen some posts about the BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0 not supporting Windows Server 2003 SP2. That seemed very odd to me so I asked the product teams and in fact there was a typo in the Known Issues where something from a previous release of the documentation was left. Friday we posted…

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Getting Started with HL7 Version 3 and BizTalk Server 2006 (R2)

After a long gestation period we have finally published the HL7 v3 and BizTalk whitepaper: Getting Started with HL7 v3 and BizTalk Server 2006 This paper provides developers with an overview of HL7 version 3 Messaging (HL7 v3) concepts, how to build HL7 v3 solutions with Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006, and how to convert message…

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Ordered Message Delivery in BizTalk 2006 R2

During the past MS-HUG TechForum Stuart hinted to an upcoming whitepaper on ordered delivery patterns on BizTalk 2006 R2. The whitepaper and associated code is now live and can be accessed from the link below: Improving Ordered Message Delivery in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 During Concurrent Processing The solution introduces the notion of a ticket…

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MS-HUG TechForum – BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 [Update 1]

Straight from the horse’s mouth, Stuart Landrum, Program Manager for the BizTalk Accelerators gave an overview of the new features for the Accelerator for HL7 2.0(A4HL7) in BizTalk 2006 R2. Here they are: New Accelerator Licensing! Support for HL7 v2.5 Support of international characters Support for ordered messaging Enhanced MLLP persistent connection management HL7 Schema…

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HL7 Accelerator v3?

We have not even shipped Version 2.0 of the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk that Tom is already thinking ahead and posting a wish list for v3. Some of the issues he outlines are already addressed in v1.3, others will in v2: 1.1, this is addressed in v1.3 and v2.0 by a flag you need to…

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Health Connection Engine 2.1.1 Released to CodePlex

We have released version 2.1.1 of the Health Connection Engine to CodePlex. The release addresses a few issues we identified in setup and the Deployment Guide and some security and performance warning raised by FxCop. From the project description: “The Health Connection Engine facilitates the interoperability between these multiple systems by abstracting the interfaces used…

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HL7 v2 Developer Guide

We just published a new whitepaper that provides some specific guidance on HL7 Version 2 development with the BizTalk Accelerator. The whitepaper deals with: Configuring a minimal HL7 solution for testing purposes Customizing HL7 v2 schemas (yeah!) Creating *new* HL7 v2 messages Mapping of HL7 data, including controlling the order of mapped elements in the…

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BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0 – Schema Generation Tool

The Community Technology Preview for BizTalk 2006 R2 just came out and Beta 2 is coming soon. In parallel with the R2 RTM, we will also be releasing a new version of the Accelerator for HL7, the successor to the v1.3 release currently available and dubbed v2.0. This is a good time to start talking…

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EDI Support in BizTalk 2006 R2 (HIPAA and More…)

The BizTalk/EDI team just started blogging about the new features for EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2. This includes support for the traditional EDI dialects (EDIFACT and X12) as well as more specific industry support with 16 transactions for HIPAA X12N (12 mandated transactions plus a few accessory ones). Check them out and start asking…

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