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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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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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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