HL7 Message Progress
HL7 messages are used by Eligible Hospitals as part of their ELR Meaningful Use requirements.
In 2013, 90% of ELR messages were HL7 formatted. Approximately 29% of the HL7 messages were in the 2.5.1 format (up from 22% in 2012); the rest were in the 2.3.1 format. 2.5.1 is the format needed for eligible hospitals to meet the reportable lab results public health objective for Meaningful Use.
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