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Re: [Health-dev] HL7 python library for the development of HL7 modules

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] HL7 python library for the development of HL7 modules
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:59:24 -0300

Dear Vittorio

On Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:47:16 +0100
Vittorio Meloni <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am Vittorio and I work in the Healthcare Flows group at CRS4, a
> research center in Sardinia, Italy.
> Our team is involved in various ICT activities in the biomedical and
> clinical fields. We consider GNU Health a very worthwhile project and
> see our goals intersecting with yours. Perhaps there is a basis for
> future collaboration.
Thank you ! You are very welcome to the group and count on us for
joining forces.
> We understand that you're interested in the integration of a new HL7
> module within GNU Health, so we'd like to suggest you take in account
> hl7apy, our new open source HL7 Python library. It is a lightweight
> library that supports the creation, parsing and handling of HL7 v2.x
> messages and it is the only Python library that we know that
> implements more advanced features such as custom encoding chars,
> datatypes handling and, above all, validation of HL7 messages
> according to the HL7 specification. You can find further information
> on our websites: and
We are working on the HL7 FHIR reference library [1], that can be used
within GNU Health and other systems.

I just released the development version 0.0.3 with the rest of the
interactions (a big thank you to Chris Zimmerman !), and updated sample
code . Check the README file sample use with JSON and XML formats for
interactions on the Patient resource.

I have also used our demo patient "Ana Betz" with the demographics, so
we can match with our GNU Healh demo environment.

Although I will be working on the FHIR implementation, you are most
welcome to create a module that integrates your library for HL7 v2.x in
GNU HEalth. There are many places that make use of that version, so
it's quite important to have it also. Emilien Klien will be
happy about integrating other HL7 versions.

Let us know your thoughts .

A presto !

1.- Python HL7 FHIR :

> Regards,
> Vittorio

Luis Falcon
GNU Health : The Free Health and Hospital Information System

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