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Re: [Health-dev] HL7 PDQ module

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] HL7 PDQ module
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:39:32 +0100

Dear Vittorio

On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:36:34 +0100
Vittorio Meloni <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear Luis, Emilien, Chris and GNU Health community,
> it's been a while since we talked about the implementation of an HL7
> PDQ module, but we managed to complete a first implementation.
> Recently we mentioned GNU Health and the module as a use case of
> HL7apy in an article for the IHIC 2015 conference
> ( The article has been published and
> presented at the conference and it is available here
> (
That is great ! Thanks for sharing the news and the paper.
Congratulations for your work and for implementing it on GNU Health. 

> I'll try to explain the main feature of the module:
>    - we have implemented an MLLP server that can handle different
> type of messages. Currently it handles only the PDQ and PDQV incoming
> messages but it is implemented to be extended to handle other message
> types;
>    - when a PDQ request arrives, the module searches for the patient
>    demographics information in the database, embeds them in the PDQ
> response and sends the response to the client;
>    - as suggested by Emilien in a previous email, we've created two
> new Tryton modules to configure both the HL7 server and the PDQ
> module. From the HL7 configuration module it is also possible to
> start/stop the MLLP server
> If you agree we would like to push our code to the default branch in
> order to let you see our module and, if you want, try it and
> contribute.

Of course ! We'll be happy to see it on the development (default)
branch. Chris, Alvin, Emilien and all the people involved in HL7 for
GNU Health will be happy to see this functionality in the upcoming GNU
Health release.

Congrats again, and keep up the great work.


> Let me know,
> Vittorio

Dr. Luis Falcon
GNU Health
Freedom and Equity in Healthcare

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