Journal of Medical Systems

, 37:9986 | Cite as

HL7 Engine Module for Healthcare Information Systems

  • Thamer Al-Enazi
  • Samir El-Masri
Original Paper


The integration of applications is always the most important issue for a development team especially in the healthcare industry. In this paper, a Health Level 7 (HL7) engine system is proposed to solve HL7 challenges, which are associated with applying HL7 in healthcare organizations. This new HL7 engine has been implemented in a hospital as a solution for challenges we have faced. The engine shows great success overcoming known HL7 limitations.


HL7 Interface engine Integration Medical systems 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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