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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:36 AM
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I am unfamiliar of any API's that allow you to do this. When I had to deal with HL7 files I wrote a simple parser that striped out all of the clincial data and then sent it to our SQL Server and related it to the patient. I did the same thing (in reverse order of course) when I had to generate an HL7 file to be sent off to the lab.

In so far as sending and recieving messages, I had a secure VPN tunnel set up between our office and the lab. When they created files that needed added to our system, they had a process that would access the tunnel then drop all of the files into a directory on a server. I had a windows service that watched this directory and was also responsible for parsing the data. We had a similar process for sending them our files.

hth.

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