HL7 - Version 2.8.1 Final Standard
Suggested Corrections to the Standard Documents
In order to provide the original standard in a database, several changes to the official documents are required. In principal, this version of the standard is mostly in sync with v2.8, because only a few chapters have been changed due to the S&U Framework by adding a few fields.
Quite happily, during balloting and in the pre-publication process most of the open issues - which were highly related to typos - have been resolved, so that this list is pretty short. Nevertheless, there are still some issues to report.
For the old issues, the user should check for the resolution of previous versions.
This document summarizes the discrepancies of the database to the standard documents.
An important issue to mention is the appearance of withdrawn elements. Here no information about the different attributes is available any more. Nevertheless, for some usages in other segments they are still necessary. Hence, they are listed in the database.
Where in one of the message structures all or at least Z-segments are possible, a placeholder like "Hxx" for HL7-defined segments and "Zxx" for Z-segments is introduced.
An old but still open problem is with the different message structures for
Q11 (5.4.1)/Q15 (5.4.2, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206)/Q17 (5.4.3) and K11 (RDF and RDT segment) events.
They are still not consistent due to "unknown extensions" to the proposed structure.
However, within the db the structures must be reconciled. It is recommended to check with the original documents.
As before, some segments are specified, but never used:
On the other hand, some messages do use segments which are deleted. To solve this problem, the segment is defined in the database:
It is unclear how to create these messages without using a (required) segment?
Some messages refer to "etc" as alternative segments. These are replaced by "Hxx":
There are no explicit changes because the standard has been published already.
|table 0936||not defined||open||define table in chp. 2C|
|all||wrong group names in message structures (blank) or wrong bracketing: |
ADT_A50, BPR_O30 CCI_I22, CCM_I21, CCU_I20, CQ_I19, CSU_C09, DEO_O45, DFT_P03, DFT_P11, EHC_E10, EHC_E15, EHC_E20, NMD_N02, OML_O21, OML_O33, OML_O35, OML_O39, OPL_O32, OPU_R25, ORL_O34, ORL_O36, ORL_O40, ORL_O42, ORL_O43, ORL_O44, ORU_R01, OSU_O41, OUL_R22, OUL_R23, _OUL_R24, RDE_O11, REF_I12, RSP_Z86, SRM_S01, SRR_S01, CCR_I16
|no comment||open||correct item|
Last Update: November 6, 2014