This is a demonstration of the eiConsole for Healthcare data map created
from the HL7 message template. Using the eiConsole for Healthcare, it's easy to
map from any HL7 message to any other data format. Let's show you how.
Simply create a new route, define a source and define a target. Next, we'll create a new
source transformation. We'll call it "Map From HL7 Message". First, we'll need to take our
HL7 and transform it into XML. So we'll use our transformation module, let's scroll down
to HL7 2.X; you can choose your version here which in this case we'll
use 2.4 and we'll also scroll down to use the "friendly names" option.
Next, we'll need to configure our mapping into XSLT transformation. By clicking "New" we'll
open the data mapper. Here we need to load it in our source and target formats,
starting with the source format. Here we will use our HL7 format builder.
Again we'll choose our version 2.4 and choose "friendly names". We'll also use a
sample file. We'll use this lab result message answer HL7 sample file. Hit "open"
and "read format". Here on the left you can see the structure of the HL7 message.
Next we'll load in the desired target format which will be a custom XML
structure. I'll use the XML format builder selecting the drop-down here. We
can also choose a sample file. In this case, I'm going to use the custom lab
results XML file. Hit "reformat" - that will pull that structure over here on the right.
Now to map from one to the other,
I'll choose to create a target template using the sample data. The structure of
my target data will appear in the center panel, now to map values from the HL7
message I'll simply navigate to the appropriate segment field or component
and drag & drop. I'll map the last name, the first name, and the date of birth for
If we need to do any further manipulation of the data, the palliative
structures above the mapping can be used to accommodate that. For instance, if we
want to map the inbound date format onto an XML date format we can use the
date/time formatting tool. Simply drop this formatter right into the date of
birth. You'll get a pop-up box where you can have the input pattern that you
expect from your HL7 message and also input the output pattern that you expect
your custom XML to have. In this case, our HL7 message is coming in as YYYYMMDD.
I want to format that automatically into YYYY-MM-DD.
Hit OK to apply that. We continue in this
fashion until all the various fields are mapped. You can go ahead and then save
our mapping and return to the eiConsole.
We can now test the mapping in the eiConsole's testing mode. First I'll go
ahead and configure my test and I'll use a sample file to feature the test.
We'll use that same lab result HL7 message that we used for the mapping. Hit "open". Now when I
hit "execute test" you'll see these three question marks turn into green
checkmarks. Let's go ahead and take a look at the output. Here's our input HL7 message.
While here we can see its transformation to XML
and finally mapping under the custom format where we can see the field to be
actually mapped here in this demo.
So it's just that easy! We use the HL7 transformation module to convert the HL7
message into XML. We perform a mapping using drag & drop in the data mapper
and then we test in the testing mode. In minutes we built the transformation from
any HL7 message to any other format.