Results 4 Care created the tooling for the Health Level 7 workgroup on the electronic patient record. The tool includes exporting the Electronic Health Record System Functional Model (EHR-S FM) from the earlier spreadsheets into XML format. The XML was imported in Enterprise Architect and is there further managed in Unified Language Modeling based packages and structures. These allow more consistent work through an XML based validator which can be run by the user any time to guide maintenance of the Functional Model. Finally, when all changes are carried out, the XML exports into HL7 MAX. HL7 is working on MAX as their publication format. The MAX files render html for the webpublication, pdf for documents and Excel spreasheets.
The HL7 project was approved to apply this tooling to create and maintain numerous profiles, such as for child health, vital records, clinical research, meaningful use and many more. We hope this work can start at the upcoming HL7 WGM in Cambridge, mid September.