HCE and HL7 V3

Dec 13, 2007 at 5:31 AM
I am new in Biztalk, HL7, and HCE. I wish to create a Hospital management system. I search internet and read a lot of document about that.
I have some question:
1- are HCE install on Vista? (If I install biztalk server on vista)
2- I finde this article (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce84af68-35fc-4ded-b9f8-91feff05d8d0&displaylang=en) about use HL7 V3 in Biztalk server. Are exist relation between this article and HCE? Or Can I use this article for Create a Program Base on HCE and HL7V3?
3- Are I need to "HL7 Normative Edition 2006"?
4- what is Ballot? and Are I need to Hl7 bullot?
very thanks.
sorry for my bad english.
Jan 10, 2008 at 2:58 AM
Hi Farsad,

Sorry for the late reply. Let me try to answer your questions:

1) HCE have as pre-requisites BizTalk 2006 (it is basically a BizTalk 2006 application). So as long as you manage to install BizTalk, you should be able to install HCE. I'm not sure about BizTalk can be installed on vista tho.

2) HCE main purpose is to help the integration between existing systems. It will help you with the translation of messages that are specific to your systems into a common message platform (like HL7v3). for better information about HCE, I would recomend the following white papers:



About the white paper you mentioned, I think that it is not related to HCE. It deals on how to create and manage HL7v3 messages on BizTalk in a generic way. Having said that a better understanding of HL7 is vital for what you're planning, so you should do a bit more research on the subject.

3) HCE doesn't require any HL7 package.

4) A HL7 Ballot is a "version" of HL7 put up to the members so they can review and suggest changes. This is the process used to get a version of HL7 approved.

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Wagner.