Interview with Dirk Engels in February 2009 on the topic of SAP IS-H interfacing capabilities. Current implementations of IS-H use the HCM and BAPI interface, the data istelf is translated to HL7 version 2 using a third party communication server. SAP has recently added a number of Enterprise Services with additional capabilities to IS-H.
--- This interview is part of a whitepaper available at ringholm.de/docs/00630_en_SAP_ISH_HL7.htm
Don Simborg is the original creator of the Level 7 protocol that ultimately turned into HL7 version 2.
Don was involved in the development of minicumputer based departmental systems at Johns Hopkins, and did his programming work at APL. When he moved to UCSF in 1976, to work as its CIO, he had prior experience with the use of best-of-breed minicomputer based applications, and kew the people at APL. APL also worked with MITRE, who had experience with the use if back-end networks (LANs) and High Level Protocols (HLP).
Don decided to start using a LAN based network to connect his various best-of-breed applications, and developed the very first 'Level 7' protocol standard used in healthcare. He subsequently founded a company (Simborg Systems) which sold a LAN based solution, using an extended version of the original UCSF protocol.
Clem McDonald, who started working with medical records systems in 1965, recalls the reason for interoperability standards, as well as the early efforts to create the ASTM 1238 Laboratory messaging standard which was eventually reconciled with HL7 version 2.
This 20 minute overview presentation covers the HL7 version 2 standard as used in hospital settings for the exchnage of all kinds of data between various software applications.
This presentation is aimed at those who have a background in medical imaging (e.g. Radiology), but who may not have a solid knowledge of the basics of HL7 version 2.
This video is aimed to provide basic knowledge about HL7 version 2, for those training courses offered by Ringholm (ringholm.com/en/training.htm) which have knowledge of HL7 version 2 as a prerequisite.